View Single Post
Old 02-06-2008, 04:05 PM   #18
Dojo: TNBBC (Icho Ryu Aiki Budo), Shinto Ryu IaiBattojutsu
Location: Seattle, WA
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 927
Re: Business and Budo

George S. Ledyard wrote: View Post
But now I am a member of a third and as yet undiscussed group... budo professionals whose spouses have a "real" income.
Reminds me of an old joke from my days in a rock band:

Q: What do you call a drummer with no girlfriend?

A: Homeless!

But seriously, in response to Giancarlo, I'd disagree that there is an inherent conflict of interest between making money and being a serious martial artist. I do think that it can be a delicate line to walk though.

Chris Moses
TNBBC, "Putting the ME in MEdiocre!"
Budo Tanren at Seattle School of Aikido
Shinto Ryu Iai-Battojutsu
  Reply With Quote