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Musings of a Budo Bum #2020

Musings of a Budo Bum The techniques are really a vessel for carrying all the things that are budo Most books about martial arts budo focus on techniques although some tell the history and a few wax philosophical It is r

  • Title: Musings of a Budo Bum
  • Author: PeterBoylan
  • ISBN: 9781483598697
  • Page: 491
  • Format: ebook
  • Musings of a Budo Bum By PeterBoylan, The techniques are really a vessel for carrying all the things that are budo Most books about martial arts budo focus on techniques, although some tell the history, and a few wax philosophical It is rare indeed to discover a book that so fluently combines all this within the broader context of culture and lifestyle, and does so in such a humble, engaging, and access The techniques are really a vessel for carrying all the things that are budo Most books about martial arts budo focus on techniques, although some tell the history, and a few wax philosophical It is rare indeed to discover a book that so fluently combines all this within the broader context of culture and lifestyle, and does so in such a humble, engaging, and accessible way Budo Bum Anthology is a book that answers not so much how or what as it does why Why call budo teachers sensei Why do we bow Why kata Why keep training Peter Boylan, aka the Budo Bum, has achieved high rank in several martial arts judo, iaido, jodo, and spending decades immersed within budo, straddling the worlds and cultures of Japan and America, and translating between them In these essays, the reader is invited to walk alongside a quiet man who thinks deeply about the worlds in which budo was created and is practiced, and who brings the meaning of all the things that are budo into our daily livesNTENTSIntroductionGetting Started Do you have to study in Japan to understand budo Etiquette Form and sincerity in budo Sensei, Kyoshi, Hanshi, and Shihan budo titles and how not to use them Different ranks in martial arts ZanshinBudo Do versus Jutsu What kata isn t Trust in the dojoTraining Training, motivation, and counting training time in decades instead of years The most effective martial art The dojo as the world learning to deal with violence and power Budo and responsibility Investing in failure The spirit of learning Training hard and training well are not the same thing When it comes to training, fast is slow and slow is fast Getting out of the comfort zone There are no advanced techniquesEssentials The most essential principles in budo Structure The most essential principles in budo Spacing The most essential principles in budo TimingPhilosophy The only things I teach are how to walk and how to breathe Budo expectations and realities understanding the limits of what we study Will budo training make me a better person Budo as a professional skill and professionalism in budo Budo training and budo philosophy How to adapt an art form to fit you Is kata too rigid and mechanical

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    1. Many fantastic insights into the practice of Budo, looking into how we pursue our practice and why The book includes several interesting studies into how the different forms of practice are interrelated both from traditional Japanese approach and the many different application to modern life Its not a book that I read from end to end I find that as my practice evolve I develop different interpretation for different articles Together with my teachers guidance, it inspires introspection and though [...]

    2. Disclaimer I know Peter I ve known Peter for several years now, and have tracked the evolution of his blog, where many of these essays first appeared in their original or draft form He is something rather remarkable in the martial arts world over here in the United States He s spent a lot of time training in Japan I mean a LOT of time He s kind of marinated in the culture, and has experienced many aspects of Japanese culture and history that would be unusual for even someone who was born and rai [...]

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