I've been spending a lot of time in the old (and now some time here) Forum as a only-reader.
Due to the topic in the thread "Experiences with the case of emergency " and Hanon statement (and some peoples subtext)
I try to teach the judo my sensei taught me, its kodokan judo through the lineage of the pre WW!! DNBK. My sensei didn't identify judo as a sport, a martial art nor hobby, to them judo was a vehicle for life
I want to ask the following (in a new thread, to avoid the emotional atmosphere of the other topic. If you want to merge them, feel free):
Why do you chose Judo as an educational system, if you refuse the fighting part of this martial art? In the end - and this out of question - judo is based on traditional "martial arts", that proofed their importance and their effectivity over decades and centuries.
What is your aim on practising judo for decades and to put so much effort in it? You learn kata that envolves throwing/groundwork/armlocks against an armed partner. Where is the educational momentum in this kind of training?
I don't need to say, that Judo is a nice tool for getting to know your own body, and to "cultivate" it. But isn't like swimming a nice tool to? Without the risk of harming your joints, your knees...?`On the other hand, how can judo cultivate your mind? Isn't like chess or go (with is posssibly more japanese then chess...) a straighter tool for people to think about the interaction of men? I mean something like chess would fit in your understanding of Jita Kyoei, if I interprete correctly...since you got to act with your partner as a intellectuel colloboration, but you don't need to risk to harm him in throwing-practise.
So to say...how can Judo be a efficient tool if it involves (fighting) methodes/parts, that you refuse? In my thinking there must have been a reason my Kano Shihan chose the jujutsu styles as a basis of his educational system, and if it's not the fighting part, what else?
It's totally accetable for me, that your perception of judo is different then mine (even though it seems that some people do have a problem with different perceptions on this topic), but I can't figure out, why in god's name Judo can be more effective than all those other possible activities (and so to say, judo must be the most effective way...otherwise it breaks his highest dictum of seiryoku zenyo).
My intention is not to offend you, but it's something I can't answer myself.
My kindest regards,
your big bald ogre