Two questions came to my mind today:
1. What role does the martial artist have in today’s society, if any?
2. In the case of Okinawan karate, and as advocated by Shoshin Nagamine, what role does karate play in contributing towards “world peace”?
1. Considering that the police and military represent the modern “warrior class” of today’s society, what role can the martial artist still have in our society besides being a glorified sport competitor?
2. What role can a modern karate dojo play in the community besides being a business endeavor or an alternative workout gym or a simple affinity group? I think of “world peace” as equivalent to “beloved community”. What does a karate dojo in beloved community look like? How can the karateka contribute towards manifesting “world peace” locally?