Mitei: Undecided


Since last January, Hatsumi Sensei repeats that our actions are “undecided.” In Japanese, the term is “Mitei.” It can be translated by “untruly” or “uncertainly. (1) In a fight, you will either lose or win, but you will know the outcome only at the end. You cannot decide it. As westerners, we are programmed by…

Organized Chaos


The first class with Sensei in Japan is always particular. Whatever my expectations are, this is still something different that I find. In that respect, this first class with him was no different. Similar in appearance, they are not. Sensei’s classes are like fireworks, it is beautiful, powerful and always different. Because Sensei’s Budō is…