Dō typically manifests itself as an art which is practiced as a way of life. Dō is hard to explain, since the Western tradition does not use arts, crafts, or sports as a means to teach spiritual or ethical truths. The closest equivalent in Western philosophy would be to achieve araté through phronesis.
Dō and jutsu are linked, like the two sides of a coin. They are complements, not opposites. Dō is not opposed to jutsu; dō is gradually revealed through a series of epiphanies which are induced by a serious commitment to jutsu.