Tokusai on Sword and Mind

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. SWORD AND MIND lecture by Trevor Leggett January 1993 The subject is Sword and Mind, and drawn mainly from the writings of Tokusai,  He was a great fencing master who was also a noted figure in Buddhism.  He was born a little after...

Samurai Zen:The Warrior Koans extract

KAMAKURA KOANS No. 1. The mirror of Enkakuji Regent Tokiyori founded the great temple of Kenchoji for the teaching of Buddhism, but the temple soon could not accommodate all the many warriors who became students (nyudo) in order to enter the Buddhist path and give all...

Jewels from the Indranet extract

Though one has to practise on a definite line, we revere all the great traditions and schools; my teacher often used to refer to the great Moslem mystic, Rumi, and this is a little poem on the subject. You will see that the presentation is slightly different, but you...

Kata Judo extract

Seoinage (Notes) If we take the original three matlengths distance as the ‘demonstration space’, then Tori can mentally mark out for himself the spot which is the centre. He often finishes the second (left) Ukiotoshi about three feet on Uke’s side of...

Championship Judo extract

How to Build Up Attacking Movement One purpose ofthis book is to explain how to build up attacks on Taiotoshi and its main partner Ouchigari, but you can use the method in learning how to master any main throw. Read the whole book quickly once, and then repeatedly run...