Kensei or "Sword Saint"s 剣聖
In the Japan which valued swordsmanship, one of truly exceptional skill was oft honored with the title of "Kensei" or "Sword Saint". This implied not only a high degree of skill in the sword art, but also one of a high degree in moral perfection as...
Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
If you realize that you have enough,
you are truly rich.
If you stay in the center
and embrace death with your whole heart,
you will endure forever...
Sit quietly, your back straight, hands resting relaxed on your knees, palms up.
close your eyes
breath gently, but deeply with your abdomen, not your chest.
visualize water, gently pouring down the front of your body
gather it by your navel
softly nudge it towards your feet
What place does humility have in the maturation of a martial artist?
I often see this word "Humility" listed as a desired trait or goal for an actively training martial artist to aspire to. The reality on these forums seems to indicate a growing failing in modern training to...