Friday, October 21, 2005


Shishin

"'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