Budo/Martial Arts

Sensei’s Greatest Concern

(Cool pic found at http://stevegoad.deviantart.com/art/A-Place-Called-Haven-170206281) Will I continue? I’m thinking of my specific situation in iaido, but it relates to all sensei and students everywhere. In my experience, and from what I’ve read of other traditions of martial arts, meditation, or anything in particular involving a teacher and a student, the number one most important… Continue reading Sensei’s Greatest Concern

Budo/Martial Arts

Martial Arts Solo Practice: Good or Bad?

  (Cool pic found at http://www.layoutsparks.com/pictures/forest-7) I wander in the woods inside of myself, where I just move. Maybe I’m teaching myself. It’s good because it’s where I go. But in the dojo I’m holding a tool. I’m working together with this foreign object to fly on invisible straight lines. Alone I warp myself into… Continue reading Martial Arts Solo Practice: Good or Bad?