Not Martial Arts but Minerva’s Arts.
Through a Struggle, be guided by Philosophy, Faith, Art, and Science.
Like a Forest from the Olive Tree that Athena, goddess of Wisdom, offered the Greek people a long time ago.
First of all, I want to use the term ‘koryu（古流）’ roughly to express ‘kobudo（古武道）’ which means the classical Japanese Martial Arts (Kenjutsu（剣術）, Iaijutsu（居合術）, Naginatajutsu（薙刀術）, Kodachijutsu（小太刀術）, Bojutsu（棒術）, Jujutsu（柔術）, etc.) in this blog.
The reason why I use not ‘kobudo（古武道）’ but ‘koryu（古流）’ is that ‘kobudo（古武道）’ and other classical Japanese arts (Waka（和歌）, Noh（能）, Zen（禅）, etc.) are based on the original ground, Gaea, and once upon a time, took roots, and shoot, and have closely connected each other for a long time.
So, when I want to know and understand and think about ‘kobudo（古武道）’, I need to know and understand and think about other classical Japanese arts, too.
And for ‘kobudo（古武道）’, I think the term ‘Martial (Mars’)’ is not suitable, because the classical Japanese ‘Martial’ Arts have own philosophy and faith, and they are art and science.
I think ‘Minerva’s’ is suitable rather than ‘Mars’’ for ‘kobudo（古武道）’, even though ‘kobudo（古武道）’ is a struggle, like Chess.