Shinobi Is Kokoro


The class with Senō sensei was as impressive and precise as always. With micro details such as rotating the bones of the forearm, and folding the wrist slightly during the uke nagashi, we are able to take Uke’s balance before he could feel it. I could write about it, but it will never describe the…

Heijōshin vs Heijōshin And Other Considerations


Every time I’m here, I have the feeling that Sensei’s Budō is getting more subtle. The theme this year is multiple (like it is always the case) and revolves around Mutō Dori, the Katana, and the concept of zero.  Hatsumi sensei precised that “zero is not nothing, it is a point”. It’s not empty. I…