Saturday, February 1, 2014

Budo and Martial Arts

Martial arts is often used as an art (like budo), or like a sport activity , as a fight sport , or as self-defense instruction. Classic martial arts places focus on self-development (budo).  Contemporary Western type training stresses the mental components integrated into an appropriate  kokoro  (mindset) including determination, fearlessness, and leadership abilities. Sport martial arts places focus on physical exercise and levels of competition. Weaponry is a very important training exercise in a few types of martial arts.

The ninja did not have as strict a code as Budo (like the Samurai). But they had plenty of different types of weapons. Learn more:

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