Originally posted by cuchullainuk777
reply to post by blupblup
Thats what i see without being offensive a lot of knuckleheads go for brute violent force without any spiritual application it can be argued ok, all martial arts have a spiritual or philisophical dimension, but not in the same perspective that akido does.It application has one underlying credo that of balance/love/ not living to hurt rather learning to live using the discipline of akido .i think of all the jap/okinawan arts it is the one truest to the spirit of bushido.A lot of martial arts are tailor made for thugs bullies humility is the true master of what it is to be a warrior
Tell that to the ancient practitioners of Hsing I and Bagua........im sure theyd love to hear how much nuckleheads they were for their brute force and lack of spirtitual application......
Keep in mind these are a few of the martial arts that founded the teachings for what would come to be known Kung Fu......
These two arts were obscenely brutal and direct very external martial arts......and very spiritual, most of the time also practicing qi gong to enhance its effectiveness
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