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Philosophy is at the very core of traditional
jojutsu. Even during
the formative years of the art, when it was a practical skill for
self-defense, a person might only have to use the combative
skills of jojutsu once or twice in a lifetime. The rest of
the time, jojutsu was useful chiefly as a source of personal
discipline, spiritual development, and a character-building philosophy of life. It is for this
reason that jojutsu (the Art of Jo) was
eventually transformed into jodo (the Jo Way of Life)
in most modern systems.
In the 21st century, most people will never need to use jojutsu in self-defense. Nevertheless, its primary value continues to be the development of a disciplined lifestyle, purity of spirit, and a character-driven philosophy of life. To help Jodo Web Dojo visitors understand the philosophy of traditional jojutsu, we have provided the following philosophical information:
We encourage you to make use of this information to enhance your knowledge and understanding of traditional jojutsu. We also encourage you to tell us what we can do to make this site even more beneficial and meaningful to you. Please take the time to sign our guest book, visit our iaido discussion forum, or send us an email to give us your suggestions.
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© 2003 Leonard J. Pellman
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