Feeling is Art


Steve Olsen in his beautiful book “Masaaki Hatsumi Dojo Art” dedicated to Sensei’s calligraphies explains that: “Sensei teaches at a level beyond technique. “Feeling” Sensei often reminds us, is what is most important. And how can a feeling be taught? Art. It’s up to us to learn technique and transcend so we can apply his…

Kehai wo yomenai


気配を読めない As an add-on to this year’s theme,  Sensei show recently about acting in such a way that the opponent is not able to perceive you,  or 気配を読めない, “kehai wo yomenai”. When you look at the kanji you get: Kehai けはい indication, sign, hint, presence, Yomenai 読め ない to read. Don’t let yourself be felt…

PARIS TAIKAI 2014


PARIS TAIKAI WEBSITE PARIS JULY 11, 12, & 13, 2014 The Yûro Shi Tennô Taikai of Paris is beginning in a few weeks. As for the last 10 years, Pedro, Peter, Sven, and Arnaud will share their understanding of the theme of the year decided by our Sôke in Japan: “Shingin Budô”. This year we…