Ninku vs. Ninkū


During the break, I asked Sensei for calligraphy to use it as a logo for the Paris Taikai next July. He made up “Ninkū,” a pun with the word “Ninku,” but written with “Kū.” instead of “Ku.” If “Ninku” exists, and means “endurance.” (1) “Ninkū with a long “ū” doesn’t. It was made by Sensei,…

Are You An Eccentric?


Disclaimer: The class was so dense that this article might be a little too long. Sorry about that. A class with Sōke these days is a succession of many moments. Relying on the Dai Shihan to show the techniques, he gives his advice from his chair. He only shows when a move requires his expertise….