Piano And Budō


A few years ago, Sensei said that if you wanted to control the opponent, only one finger was enough, or Yubi Ippon Jūbun. In fact, since then, he has been insisting a lot on the piano-like manner with which we have to play with Uke, using only the tips of our fingers as if writing…

The Depth of Quality


When put in jail in Japan after the war, the famous German Zen philosopher, Karl Durkheim, had time to meditate. One day in this cell, his hand on the table, he understood that “the depth of a quality, is related to the quality of the depth.” This sentence is what came to my mind today…