Budō

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"Budo" shuji

Budō is a Japanese term describing modern Japanese martial arts.[1] Budō, which means "the martial ways", has its origins in bushidō, "the way of the warrior".[2] The budō arts include aikido, judo, jūkendō, Kendo, Kyūdō, naginata, shorinji kempo and sumo. In battle, budō teaches defense with the ideas of nonviolence and spiritual enlightenment.[3] Originally designed for warfare, budō became a way of self-defense. From his book Meditations on Violence, Rory Miller wrote: "It is better to avoid than to run; better to run than to de-escalate; better to de-escalate than to fight; better to fight than to die.[4] Budō is based on the principles of Zen.[5] The term budō is often used in another sense to refer to specific martial arts such as Akai Budo, Judo and Kendo.[6]

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