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  • n. Japanese martial arts


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  • The Japanese word "budo" encompasses spirit as a way of life.

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  • I’m not going to weigh in as the expert Konrad so politely makes me out to be, but I do have some comments to make: the term dou was widely used before the Meiji period, even in connection with the martial arts terms such as budo and judo come from this period—see the Inoue article that Konrad referenced but they were not used either extensively or consistently.

    Usage of ‘dou’ (道) in Japan.

  • If you want to immerse yourself in ancient Japanese traditions, look at the traditional budo.

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  • "But the Japanese today are indifferent to budo (the martial way)," she says.

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  • Mr. Kubo: Kendo is at the apex of all forms of budo [martial arts]; it embodies the samurai spirit.

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  • The Asian culture celebrates the budo lifestyle, which translates to “the way of war,” and fighters are seen as modern-day warriors.

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  • Today's most recent story involved a sex sting operation that netted three well-known wine mascots: domaine547's budo-kun, the Little Penguin, and Yellowtail's kangaroo.

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  • Pretty damn fantastic, especially if (like me) you never seem to have exactly what's called for when WBW is announced. (d547 budo-kan seeing vision of the WBW 3-pack)

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  • The word “samurai” is used to highlight the “very real similarities and the grounding that the game has in budo or bugei, the martial arts of old, and its relationship to bushido with its lessons about dedication, self-perfection, submergence of ego and development of inner strength.”

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  • BARCLAY: And then we move into the more rigorous budo, or martial portion of the class, where we do the kicking and the punching, a lot of ground fighting.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2007


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