Organization of Experience: Examining Inaba Minoru’s Budo as a Form of Art

Campbell C. Edinborough

Abstract


This article examines how Japanese budo (martial arts), specifically the approach developed by Inaba Minoru (former headmaster of the Shiseikan Budojo, Tokyo), can be functionally understood as a form of art. Through referring to the aesthetic theories of Dennis Dutton, Ellen Dissanayake, and Joseph Carroll, the article examines budo as a means of organizing experience, recognizable alongside painting, dance, theater, and literature.

Keywords


Aikido; kumitachi; training; reflective practice; self-transformation; self-actualization

References


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18002/rama.v6i1.89

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