Patterns & Practice

If one wishes to develop handwriting skills, one would practice the relevant patterns correctly until one is competent in handwriting. This logic also applies to Martial Arts Practice (Keiko, Shugyo, Renshu etc…). To use handwriting as an analogy: Shy, is “learning through Practice” and involves tracing the pattern template in the correct order from start…

Coffee & Budo

Coffee & Budo

The Way that can be told, is not the Eternal Way………. -Tao Te Ching- Being Winter now, the mornings are cold and it’s a little harder to leave the snug warmth of the multi-layers of duvet and blankets that has been my refuge for the last few hours. It takes me a moment of orientation…

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