Monday, August 12, 2019

Sesan in the new dojo

This morning I practiced Sesan in the new dojo.

Sunday, July 7, 2019


I also practiced Kururunfa.

Saturday, July 6, 2019



I joined Tai Chi club. Most of them are more than 70 years old. They practice Tai Chi in the park. This morning I practiced the simplified Tai Chi together with them. After the session I practiced Shisochin and Saifa on my own.  


Sunday, June 9, 2019



By Roy Kenneth Kamen


On 5th January 2019, I wrote to the author as under:

Roy san,

At the beginning, when I started learning karate, I thought karate is a fighting art of self-defence. But after I got a black belt, I began to think that maybe karate has something more than a fighting art. In fact I myself do not like something related to violence. I do not like competitive sport karate. After my teacher suddenly passed away, I was forced to study karate by myself. Fortunately I can train in karate on my own because karate have Kata. So I continued practicing Kata even today. One day, like you, I realized that Kata is like a mantra of Buddhism. Kata's movement is like a mandala of mysticism. It gives me peace or tranquility. Maybe this is because of Okinawan Goju-Ryu. When I see other karate schools, I do not feel anything spiritual at all.

When I read your book, I am glad to know that what you think about karate is quite similar to mine. You seem to appreciate the spiritual aspect of Goju-Ryu. I also think Okinawan Goju-Ryu is spiritual. Miyagi himself thought so.

Kiyotaka Yamada aka Sanzinsoo
Osaka, Japan

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Psychedelic Trance Party in Wakayama

Last Sunday I went to Wakayama, as psychedelic trance party was held at the beach. Before I participate in the party, I climbed the hill. The path to the hill top was covered with grass and surrounded with trees. On top of the hill, I found the huge golden Buddha statue. I practiced the forms of Okinawan Gojuryu in front of the Buddha. At first I faced to the sea (to the south) and performed Tensho. Then facing to the north I performed Sanchin. And facing to the east I performed Seinchin. Lastly facing to the west I performed Suparinpe. After finishing the ceremony, I climbed down the hill and walked to the beach. The party was held there. I enjoyed dancing with friends.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Ueku or Weeku (= an oar)

Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu! Happy New Year 2019! Selamat Tahun Baru 2019!