Thread: Bushido vs Budo
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:24 PM   #37
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Re: Bushido vs Budo

Brian Northrup wrote: View Post
You know if you guys dont like the thread, then dont post on it.
Hey, I feel for you. You are asking a question that really an expert, a real expert, can answer correctly. Most of us are amateurs and will just bicker back and forth. For instance, me being such an amateur, will say Bushido is dead, and has been a marketing tool for McDojo's and for those who find reality a tough place to live in. Budo is well that is something of Monty Python's "Holy Grail" thing, "it a silly place."

My opinion is these terms are ornamentals in our culture, and have become trendy words used to impress those not in martial arts- mostly. They are something related to the Japanese and their history, which we earnestly study from afar.

Hope that helps.
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