Setbacks and the Pain of Suffering – Quotes and Resources

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


The Blown Feather Sword (吹毛剣) – To Cut Away Our Attachments and Shikai

Here’s a translation of an explanation of a koan [Wiki_Koan] regarding a special sword referred to as “The Blown Feather Sword”(吹毛剣-suimouken).  A koan is typically a Continue reading