What I consider to be one of the most philosophical and beautifully written stories has now modernized. What was a beautiful art form and defense mechanism, (also a spiritual quest of a sort), has become a fictional precursor to sport martial arts. Will I love it? Probably, but I don't know due to other connections I made with the story. Will I love the original purposes more? ABSOLUTELY. Even in the real world I myself would only do forms in competition.
What was a pure human quest and a spiritual connection of humans and nature - freedom of mind and spirit - tainted by open competitiveness rather than competition with one's own goals. Entertaining? Yes, but that is all.
Ugh. Stree
 





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