1992 年 24 巻 3 号 p. 16-25
Tetsushi ABE (The Research Group of Culture of Budo, University of Tsukuba)
Present BUDO has developed as sports that based on characters of competition. But the value of victory or defeat of present BUDO has traditional characters that it had before it formed as sports. In this study, I consider the value of victory or defeat of modern masters of martial arts from the point of thought history, by examining modern KENJUTU-DENSHO.
The results can be summarized as follows.
1. As a result of considering the root of the thought, “rise above victory or defeat,” the value of victory or defeat had two sides of characters.
2. One side was that the value of victory or defeat, this was typical quality of SHINKAGE-YAGYURYU, aims principally to pursue victory. This was not the same as that of TAKUAN's that had an effect on SHINKAGE-YAGYU-RYU. In short, this quality formed the original value of this school's.
3. The other side was that the value of victory or defeat, this was typical quality of HEIJYO-MUTEKIRYU, was developed from Confucian view of ethics or morality of masters of martial arts. The cause of this can be said that the core of this school's theory to get victory was “JINGI”, the spirit of Confucianism.