(I know this art was on the last post, but it’s way too cool to be over-rided by another post a mere hour later, and deserves more time: http://anisis.deviantart.com/art/Bloody-feast-196045969) I’m not calling out, but merely speaking: Am I a complete fool for practicing a martial art that produces such a small amount of fun? Seriously.… Continue reading Am I a Fool?
Yes. But there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors. Cause that’s the point. With something that orginated as life and death: one person killing another … the end point is most important … or the only thing that is important. But somehow a transition was made, and it doesn’t matter whether you live or die,… Continue reading Does Honest Budo Exist?
Fear sucks, but it’s often said that it can help you improve. How? I’ll give you a few reasons here stemming from one example: the string pre-releasing in Kyudo. First you raise the bow in front and above yourself in uchiokoshi. (Dude, I think I know this guy! I found it off a website from… Continue reading Benefits of Fear
I live in two halves. One half does this so the other doesn’t have to. One half does this so the other can do the opposite. Even if this side dies, the other lives on. If one side dies, another will grow according to that other existing half. If both sides disappear, it’s over. …… Continue reading My Two Halves and the "Shaho Kun"
(Nakatsu Castle) My new home, Nakatsu. (View of the middle of the city from the castle.) (View towards the ocean from the castle. My apartment is probably in the very center of the picture, but of course you can’t see it.) Why? Good question. I’ll start from the beginning. Disclaimer 1: This is a bit… Continue reading Why Nakatsu?
Wings burst from my back and tore apart paperwork chains. So many scars made in waiting, forced to sit. But on that day, the train doors spread apart and I boarded the vessel perfect. Toyama gone. Riding the spine of Japan far to the south, I’ve come to a land of a different color. Enter Kyushu.… Continue reading Version 3.0: Enter Kyushu