Seventeen

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十七

Seventeen

Kamae (ready stance) is for Beginners; later, one stands in Shizentai (natural stance).

 

Ay*, be ready in thocht an spirit,

Yet kennin there are many kamaes and none.

 

Constant renewal and re-sowing of technique

Honing the weapon so none be used

The true meaning of kamae.

 

In a time of strife, of greed

Funakoshi’s, our Senseis’

Lack o greed and lust fer siller.

 

Maks mair shine

A gowden polish on the hert and mind.

 

*Scots ay-yes, thocht-thought, kenning-knowing, mair-more, siller-money/riches, gowden-golden.