The next usage that to emphasis is dated in the latter half of the last century, where we have seen rise of martial arts usage in inspiring activities that do not inflict serious injuries, as they purposefully take a form of or are used in exercise, sports, and competitions, and for self-defense. The original hardness and the basic spirit of martial arts were somewhat lost in these pursuits, as the competitive »point collecting« objective comes to the fore.
The last one is the one we use in dojo. Where the skill, however, remains the main focus of martial arts where, in places like dojo, and where the presence of a tradition of learning from a teacher who carries out the instruction and transference of the knowledge in the physical, mental, and spiritual sense exists. Here, one strives to achieve a harmony between the outer world, one’s body, and inner energy. When in balance, one feels content, healthy, and energized.
A martial artist without philosophy is nothing more than a street fighter. (wǔ shù wisdom)