The study of budo is not merely the practice of movements and martial techniques. Basic knowledge of budo-concepts; etiquette; social structures; Japanese religion; history and topography adds to a deeper understanding of the tradition in which the students trains.
The short articles that can be found here are notes for short theory-sections that are being discussed in the breaks of the training.
The first part of the article will cover basic knowledge for students not yet familiar by the subject.
The last part of (some of) the articles will be going into one aspect of the subject more deeply.
Below is the list of articles that will be discussed in the classes. The links to the articles will be available after every theory-class.
- Concrete concepts
- Abstract concepts
- State of mind
- Japanese martial traditions
- Didactic methods
- Shakai kōzō 社会構造 – Social structures
- Reishiki – Etiquette
- Ranks and the budopath
- Religion in Japan
- Japans for in the dojo
- Kana 仮名, kanji 漢字 – Japanese writing
- Keigo 敬語 – Honorific titles