Hmm... I think it is present in the "ideal" of EMA. But the reality certainly can be something very diffeent.
When they talked about the conflicts of Sanchin being body, mind, and spirit, I never understood the spirit thing. After I dispensed with the whole chi business, I thought that it had nothing to do with mystical powers. Religion? I certainly hope not..
Then when I started to read about this whole field of Emotional Intelligence, I believe I finally got it. And you know what? Nobody taught that to us per se in Okinawa. Either something was lost in the translation, or we didn't understand it, or it got caught up in the whole rank and dominance thing, or whatever.
These days, I have folks in the dojo read books. In case you didn't notice, I'm creating a reading list for the dojo. Goleman's book most definitely will be on the list, and IMO has everything to do with fighting (or managing conflict).
My friendly "disagreement" with Marcus has to do with his statement (a long time ago) about him basically being an "arms dealer." I understand where he is coming from. However I think there's something very big missing if we only concentrate on "whack here when they do that" and "you might piss your pants" and "shoot with this." People talk about it in bits and pieces. But I don't see it being handled in the coherent fashion (like HAPV) the way Goleman or other authors do. And IMO it's a must read before getting into Grossman's work. You'll see that Grossman probably read Goleman before many of his thoughts crystalized.
After you read and understand Goleman (and it takes me weeks to digest just a single chapter), then re-read Dana's original post. It begins to take on more meaning in light of that body of knowledge. Tomoyose and the fictitious Miyagi personify high EQ, but they don't teach it outright. That doesn't mean it isn't important.
Tomoyose was designated a national treasure where he lives. Why is that? What do they see that gets lost in the translation to our culture?