While I certainly accept your basic gist, and agree with the sentiment and accept you may well be heading in the desired direction for some particular word, (I have no idea...)
Bushido, is the code of the PROFESSIONAL, LIFELONG, JAPANESE SOLDIER of a very specific timeframe. While I enjoy the sentiments of the codes whether Cleary's or Wilson's discussions of Bushido... most of us (sic. NONE of us) will ever fit the definitions mandatory to be a Samurai, nor should we.
The bushido code is an artifical template slapped on Okinawan karate. Its inclusion is very well intended but entirely mistaken construct re: Okinawan karate.
How do we get around that I wonder?
Edited by Ronin1966 (01/20/13 11:35 AM)