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"One thing has always been true: That book ... or ... that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend." - Louis L'Amour

"Ideally, your self-defense will never get physical. Avoiding the situation and running or talking you way out - either of these is a higher order of strategy than winning a physical battle." - Wise Words of Rory Miller, Facing Violence: Chapter 7: after, subparagraph 7.1:medical

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon

Warning, Caveat and Note: The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books.

Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.

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Are Sensei by there title and ability unbeatable?

No, fighting proficiency is not necessarily the criteria one should use to determine if the person is deserving of the title Sensei and the position in the dojo of Sensei. The proficiency in fighting and sparring is only a very small part of being a Sensei. I look at Sensei more as a mentor, one who has the experience in the system and holds within the shu-ha-ri principle of it. They are able to impart the physical, mental and spiritual aspects as well as the essence of the system.

It is almost always up to the individual to develop skills and if you are able to defeat Sensei, all the better but don't let that singular victory defeat your efforts to seek out more and more and more of the entire, holistic and wholehearted system we call karate goshin-jutsu-do.

I was able to thump on my Sensei in 79 on Okinawa but he still had plenty to teach me and I listened as I still listen to his advice and guidance today.

p.s. by the way, the next night he let me have it good so you can say we floated back and forth as to who got the best of who in kumite. :-)


  1. Beware "spell-check", LOL.... ("Their/There")

    1. Doah! (visualize Homer head slap too)