Jacarandas in bloom in San Diego, CA, May 2020.
Life and the mind seems to be in one of two states. Being under water mostly for me and periodically coming up, out of the water, for air. Or being asleep mostly and waking-up
A compact home-made bokuto.
A beginner asked for suggestions on exercises he could do between practices some time ago. Given the current COVID-19 situation and the shelter-at-home order in many places worldwide, I thought an article on this could be useful.
Thanks to a fellow kendo
dojo member, I recently started reading the life story of Yamaoka Tesshu (山岡 鉄舟, 1836-1888), a master swordsman, calligrapher and Zen Continue reading
Drawing by Ophie, Jan 2020.
At a local community center, I came across a sports teacher who seems to have a way with little kids (pre-kindergarten usually). I call him the “Child Whisperer.”* Whenever
I was recently reminded of an
known as the Alexander Technique Whispered Ah – developed primarily for those in the performing arts [Josefsberg Breathing] [Dias WhisperedAh, p. 4] [Breaking WhisperedAh]. It is a very simple technique that initiates, Continue reading
Here are resources on promotional grading in kendo referred to as
shinsa (審査) and organized as follows: Continue reading
“Who am I?” Poway, CA, Mar 2020.
This is a companion article to
[KendoNotes_Awareness] on “awareness.” It is a compilation of quotes and resources on an approach to awakening, , heijoushin (平常心) Continue reading