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 ~


Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Karate of Hidetaka Nishiyama

Hidetaka Nishiyama is one of the legendary names of Shotokan karate. He was friends with Kushida Sensei and Nishiyama once visited Kushida's dojo when he was traveling in the US.

Below is a clip from a documentary from the 1950's featuring Nishiyama demonstrating Shotokan. I'm afraid that there is no music, strobe lights, or bellowing like someone was birthing a calf. Still, I think that it is something you might enjoy anyway.



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