Japan Effect


I left Japan for India a week ago, and I gave my first class here after the trip.  When you are in Japan training with Sensei and the Shihan you are not aware of how much your taijutsu evolves. But when you begin to teach again, you can appreciate the number of new things you…

Fix And Softly Turn Around


Today at Senō sensei’s class more people were attending, and we had two hours of taijutsu. It was pure delight. We trained the F. A. S. T. principle in slow motion. F. A. S. T. is my acronym for “Fix And Softly Turn around”. Uke launched a left Tsuki, and you wait until his fist…

Ignore The Opponent


Hatsumi sensei was in a superb mood yesterday, and he gave us a high-level training. He often says that he is teaching for the Jûgodan, but yesterday night I think his teachings were advice that rank. I opened the class with some taijutsu but rapidly he put the level so high that we were all…