Friday, October 21, 2005


"'Stoped mind.' Mind must not be affixed or obsessed to a part, otherwise the whole can not be seen. Looking at a leaf, one is unable to see the tree."

Thursday, October 20, 2005

“Ko-Bo-Icchi” or “Ken-Tai-Icchi”
which means “Offense and Defense in One Together.”

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Five Reflections

Hitotsu, shisei ni motoru, nakarishika

Hitotsu, genkou ni hazuru, nakarishika

Hitotsu, kiryoku ni kakuru, nakarishika

Hitotsu, doryoku ni urami, nakarishika

Hitotsu, bushou ni wataru, nakarishika

Have I compromised my sincerity?

Have I spoken or acted shamefully?

Have I been lacking in spiritual vigor?

Must I regret the level of my effort?

Have I lapsed into laziness?

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

If it moves...

"If it moves.....hit it,
if it doesn't move, hit it....and see if it moves!"

Monday, October 17, 2005

The secret of kendo...

"The secret of kendo is to strike heart with heart."
- Noma Hisashi kyoshi, Kendo Tokuhon 1939