Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Martial arts as fine arts

Aikido and judo are martial arts - a form of fine arts like dance or art or poetry.  Just like other arts, you can use them for a lot of different things.
  • You can compete (as in dance)
  • You can demonstrate (as in music)
  • You can use the art to re-shape the media (as in sculpture)
  • You can use it for the practical (as in commercial art) - or self defense
  • There are realistic martial arts but there are also impressionistic or abstract martial arts. In fact, each martial art has elements of realism and abstraction
  • Some people do art for themselves just because they enjoy it. Others produce art for other people to see, or consume
  • You can stretch your own horizons and learn new skills (self-improvement)

But don't just take my word for it...
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