Since my last trip to Japan. I been think the essence of 武術 martial arts/military arts,
武道 budo, and 忍法 ninpo. What true difference between sport and non-sport?
Recently, my own training in 武道体術 budo taijutsu has led to the exploration to my past in the world of martial arts and focus on the Japanese arts own related to 体術 taijutsu; 柔道 Judo, 居合道 Iaido, 少林寺拳法 shōrinji-kempō, and 合気道 Aikido to study the 武道 budo arts (chanoyu (茶湯) or sadō, chadō (茶道),書道 shodō, すみえ Sumi-e, etc).
their own dojo, because there to busy looking at other martial arts to see what is wrong or what is different and then find what they think is wrong and/or not what is the same. They let their egos tell them that their way is perfect or real, their martial art has everything or their martial art can teach them to fight, or finally, the last delusion is they feel training only happens in the dojo and the dojo is real. They are more delusion.
The reality martial arts and dojo can’t teach to fight, what real is you fight people and/or individuals, you don’t fight a style. All training is about being prepared conditioning ourselves to be ready when the time comes. All training has one flaw the person, if believe you will lose you will lose. Why do trained solider or warriors lose or die at the hands of someone with no training. The un-trained persons want to live more than the solider or warrior, they had more to lose and do everything to live. That is truth!
All 武道 budo training leads down the same path as long as we are on this path we will reach the same goal. Physical training isn’t enough, reading, mental studies and spiritual studies are equally, you must train your heart and spirit.
I believe a martial artist should choose their tools (Martial Art Style) like you choose your weapons, the all martial arts have personalities and when find one the fits your personality, you then will become one and stand a better change surviving real life and death. You need feel comfort with your tools. If you believe in yourself and your tools, but we must mentally understand what is sport and what is real combat. The second method to prepared is your training, after finish your practice your forms and techniques, against your arts standard attacks; explorer against more realistic attacks, if you practice against straight punches the practice against curved punches, etc. Throw street attacks into your training.
1. The Essence of Budo: The Secret Teaching of the Grandmaster by Masaaki Hatsumi.
2. The Essence of Budo: A Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding Japanese Martial Arts
by Dave Lowry
3. Essence of Ninjutsu by Masaaki Hatsumi
4. Essence of Aikido by Morihei Ueshiba