Martial arts is about physical exercise and mental
development with spiritual inspiration, however, politics is the process
and method of making decisions for groups. Although it is generally
applied to governments, politics is also observed in all human group
interactions including corporate, academic, and religious fields.
Politics has nothing to do with training and
the technological aspects of Budo and the future development of the
pursuit of excellence in physical movement. This is the responsibility
of the people that are physically active and are supervised by reputable
people that receive instruction from world class and respected
instructors, and train a least twice a year with them.
So much of the Martial Arts World is run by
business people that the true essences are diluted and become
misconstrued, through the lack of Budo understanding, for example the
Japanese Yakuza (Mafia) respect Budo and Martial Arts, in fact most of
them practice one form of another, their respect is second to none for
In fact disrespect for seniority and proficiency will see outcast or death, westerners can learn from this concept.