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- Jan 8, 2006
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- North American Tectonic Plate
Another opinion of "neither", then.
Now gentlemen, between the two of you, or either whom will answer...
tell us in some small detail neither what, exactly? So that the specific point(s) are spelled out. Nothing fancy mind you.
I think an issue here is when one tries to cross over from Japan to China for a comparison of martial arts history and tradition. The 2 are not all that similar actually when it comes to views and beliefs within martial arts. Yes there is a Chan/Zen Buddhist influence but beyond that not much else. And in China the Buddhist side of things does not cross over to all CMA styles, some are Taoist, some are Buddhist, some use Confucianism and others no claimed association at all. And although I am not sure I would not be surprised if you find something similar in Japan, some Zen, some Shinto, some both some neither.
You have a martial arts tradition and history in China and you have a martial arts tradition and history in Japan but they are not all that similar. You do have Chinese martial arts going to Japan, allegedly form Shaolin and I would also imagine from some of the monks that traveled form Japan to China to study Buddhism and bring it back to Japan but the views of martial artists and their class in society were not the same in China as they were in Japan.
As to Japan and China all martial arts are influenced by both history and tradition of both countries it is just that the history and tradition of those countries is not the same.