This week: can a martial art be a philosophy of life? Can it rise to the level of a religion?
Listen to the episode here.
Stalker, Nancy K. Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburo, Omotokyo, and the Rise of New Religions.
So, Doshin. This is Shorinji Kempo. (note: there’s basically nothing academic on Shorinji Kempo out there, which makes many of the claims in this book and others difficult to verify).
Ueshiba, Kisshomaru. Aikido.