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 ~

Friday, July 09, 2010

100 Man Kumite

100 Man Kumite is a test of physical and mental endurance. It is usually associated with Kyokushin Karate, but was also practiced in old Kendo dojo.

It works something like this: 100 3 minute rounds to be fought consecutively with a one minute rest in between, against a fresh opponent for each round.

Kyokushin disallows blows to the head during 100 Man Kumite  for the simple reason that once the candidate picked up a few cuts and bruises around the face, the flesh would swell up and he'd soon be no longer able to see.

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