Balance in Motion

REI – Bow

A concept of – Courtesy and respect.

REI - Bow

Get to the point in training where
You convey sincere respect to everyone
In the Dojo and in life at all times.
 

Practice respect. It is the mark of greatness

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DEAI – Timing

A concept – The moment of truth.

DEAI – TimingGet to the point in training where correct
Timing lets you control the moment
To evade the attack but to attack
Your opponent’s weakest point.
 

Practice timing to open the weak point in all matters.

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KAMAE – Fighting Posture

A concept of – Strength and Confidence.

KAMAE – Fighting PostureGet to the point in training where your
Posture allows no opening to be attacked
Yet you are able to attack instantaneously.
 

Practice Kamae and always be successful.

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ZANSHIN – The Remaining Mind

A concept of – Total Awareness

ZANSHIN – The Remaining MindGet to the point in training where
You concentrate on nothing
Yet, be aware of everything
Within and without you.
 

Practice awareness and you live.

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MAAI – Distance

A concept of – balanced use of space

MAAI – DistanceGet to the point in training where
You control the emptiness between
You and your opponent and capture
His spirit.
 

Read the body – to know the mind – to touch the spirit.

Illustrations drawn by Michael Crankshaw.
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