Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

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 09, 2020

Kenichi Sawai and Taikiken

Kenichi Sawai brought the Chinese martial art of Yiquan to Japan after WWII, which he called Taikiken. His students were known to be tough fighters and indeed, he was close friends with and influcenced Mas Oyama of Kyokushin Karate fame.

Below is a Japanese documentary about him. Even without understanding Japanese, there is plenty to see. Enjoy.

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