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Ai Zuchi = The meeting of minds. by O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

The harmony of three forging a blade. Soto soton jikan deskara. “Gee it ‘s hot…   I’m thirsty…  Let’s get some beer. Miyamoto Musashi had a son (adopted). He had not seen him for 20 years, when he heard that he

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Timing by O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

Kake Waza – charging without the opponent making a move Osi Waza – responding to the opponent’s attack – a counter. Sen – ahead – beat the opponent to the punch. Go No Sen – Late arrives ahead – when

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Musashi & Sasaki

By O’Sensei Kim Miyamoto Musashi. In the beginning he had a very big match against the master swordsman at the time, Sasaki from Irakuni . Two days earlier, he went to the beach on the island where the duel was

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The Mother and the Monk

By O’Sensei Kim A family wants son to be a monk. Mum says once you are a monk, you must cut yourself off from us completely. The son joins the Temple. But later, mum wants to see him. The Monk sends

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How to control your opponant by O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

To control opponents you must know kyo (open) off guard. ‘The worst off guard is mental off guard. This happens if there is a mental kyo: Emotion becomes unstable . Ki is lost . Attention is fixed only in one

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Three Worlds by O’Sensei Kim

Three worlds: Phenomenal world of form; The world of no form; The world of desire which functions on three things: greed, anger and ignorance. These 3 things tie us to the world of desire. This is only applicable to humans.    

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The Big Three: Expansion, Contraction, Snap!

Here is an article by O’Sensei Kim on the importance of basics, and in particular, expansion and contraction. Please read the article in full at the link below. Click here to read or download the full pdf.

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O’Sensei Kim on How to Control Your Opponent

To control opponents you must know kyo (open) off guard. ‘The worst off guard is mental off guard. This happens if there is a mental kyo: 1. Emotion becomes unstable . 2. Ki is lost . 3. Attention is fixed

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Philosophy of Bruce Lee – Getting More Out of Life

In this series we will look at some of Bruce Lee’s writings, courtesy of this in-depth post, examining how Bruce Lee was one of the first people to introduce eastern philosophy to a western audience. You will never get any

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Philosophy of Bruce Lee – Conscience

In this series we will look at some of Bruce Lee’s writings, courtesy of this in-depth post, examining how Bruce Lee was one of the first people to introduce eastern philosophy to a western audience. CONSCIENCE: — Recognizing that my

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