IDO MOVEMENT FOR CULTURE

Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

The objective of the text is to demonstrate the analogies between attitudes to martial arts and the empiricist attitude and the rationalist attitude in philosophy. I outline dispute between empiricism and rationalism in philosophy in two perspective: genetic and methodological. I also discuss the languages‘ tendency to rationalization. Then, I present the analogies of the empiricist attitude and the rationalist attitude in martial arts, and point out the exemplifications of mentioned attitudes. I demonstrate the martial arts‘ tendency to rationalization in context of the history of aikido. And last, I show how, using mentioned notions, discussion between advocates of traditional martial arts and advocates of cross-sectional training can be settled.
In the article three methods were used: analytical, hermeneutical, and comparative method.