Do not forget the use or withdrawal of power, the extension or contraction of the
body, the swift or leisurely application of technique.
It lies in that space between process and intent
A heartbeat rocket fuelled cellular rake
Or in the steel-strong control of limb or body.
It is the power of self and sword,
Technique that is beyond sport.
‘Block with timing, hit with lightning.’*
An aphorism that hides the bone-breaking toil to master
What is the hideous complexity of the simplest Oizuki:
*As suggested by Sensei Dave Hazard pictured above.