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.