Ken no Sui no Kata


The Ken is heavy and needs a lot of circular momentum to cut into the opponent. To apply an “omote shutô-like” cut to the side of the neck and to be sure to slide the blade in between the helmet and the yoroi (shoulder level) you must use your taijutsu and the kosshi of the…

Photon & Stardust: the Spirit of Movement


Once again I would like to review  a metaphore used by sensei not long ago. He spoke about “photon & stardust” to me, it is the best way to explain how things should happen in the dôjô. From our perspective, a photon is invisible. Stardust in space is also invisiable to us. A photon is moving…