Definition of budo in English:

budo

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Pronunciation: /ˈbuːdəʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1Martial arts.
More example sentences
  • Entering a dojo and making a career of teaching budo will create a lot of parental opposition.
  • Budo must always begin and end with reigi, for without reigi, budo can never be proper budo.
  • He believed in the idea of self-sufficiency and the combination of budo and farming.
1.1The code on which martial arts are all based.
More example sentences
  • It is with this hope that we establish the Budo Charter in order to uphold the fundamental principles of traditional budo.
  • To understand the tradition and the philosophies that this style of karate-do represents, we must first visit the origin of budo and trace the path on which it was formed.
  • But to my way of thinking, there is no doubt that budo is what forms the roots of aikido.

Origin

Japanese budō, from bu 'military' + 'way'.

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