Setbacks and the Pain of Suffering – Quotes and Resources

While taking a brief walk outdoors between shinpan duties at the 2018 U.S. Junior Nationals Championships, I was moved when I saw a young boy in kendo gear hunched Continue reading

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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