IDO MOVEMENT FOR CULTURE

Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology


Abstract - The flow of higher values in a globalised world. Notes based on the example of the homocreative arts

A fight against some civilizational and practical deformations of authentic martial arts and combat sports probably has little chance of success even if it is undertaken on a wider scale than ever before, and adopted more efficiently than in previously used methods of operation. There is a slim chance of success because this is a trend, in most cases irreversible, in the current technocratic and consumer civilization. The change, or at least significant correction would have to involve a change or an essential "repair" to the nature of the whole of civilization, and it is not likely to happen in the foreseeable future. However, what can and should be done in this respect concerns the theoretical and programmatic interpretation and dissemination of "ancestral", original martial arts; promoting awareness among younger generations of their correct undeformed image; showing them the correct goals, values and functions of these homocreative activities. Attempts should be made to introduce martial arts in their original shape with a strong pedagogical alignment with modern educational practice; and to introduce both institutional and individual self-improvement and spiritually and physically harmonious human self-realization.