Setbacks and the Pain of Suffering – Quotes and Resources

Life seems to present varying degrees of setbacks and suffering.  While taking a brief walk outdoors between shinpan duties at the 2018 U.S. Junior Nationals Championships, I Continue reading

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“Soft Eyes,” A Way of Seeing and Being – Quotes and Resources

I believe that “Soft Eyes” is an extremely important part of kendo and many areas of life.  It is a natural, tension-free way of seeing and being – which goes by many other names: Whole or Effortless Seeing, Soft or Open Focus, Wide-Angled, Peripheral or Panoramic Vision and “Enzan no Metsuke.” Continue reading