budo or bujutsu

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budo or bujutsu

Postby mikemurphy » Fri Nov 03, 2000 11:16 am

I was reading Gary K's forum regarding his philosophy that karate is still a "fighting art" and that above anything else, upon learning it, one should be able to fight. I know I'm paraphrasing here a bit, but please indulge me. He seems to see it as more of a "jutsu" practice than a "do." Personally, I find it is somewhere in the middle, but I applaud his (and Chip's) stance and practice regiment regarding how they believe the art should be.

My question/statement concerns jujitsu and related grappling arts. In my experience, it's almost the opposite of what Gary was espousing. Jujitus is a "jitsu" practice. It is a combat art designed to deal with confrontation from the beginning of one's training; and yet, there are those (the grandmaster of my style) who see it as more of a "do" practice. Maybe it's the lack of necessity to train for battle on a daily basis, or simply the evolution of all arts. Who knows for sure. The point is, just what is jujitsu to those of us who study it? Do or jitsu?

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budo or bujutsu

Postby david » Fri Nov 03, 2000 12:06 pm

It's in the heart and mind of the practitioner. However, "jitsu" can encompassed "do" whereas "do" may not effectively encompass "jitsu."

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Postby Rick Wilson » Sun Nov 05, 2000 7:27 am

David:

Very well spoken!

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