The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Judo 10th Dan Master Video

Kyuzo Mifume:



Rodney said...

Mifume. The definition of Master, if there ever was one. One of my all-time heroes.

Rick said...

I know that Kano admired Ueshiba's aikido. Tomiki was active in the development of both martial arts. I wonder what (if any) commerce Mifume had with Ueshiba and aikido?

Patrick Parker said...

allegedly, Ueshiba would not allow Mifune to watch his classes because he thought that Mifune's understanding and skill in judo was so similar to ueshiba's aikido that Mifune might be able to"steal ueshiba's techniques" just by watching.

Rick said...

That's quite a testamonial.