‘Keep kata as they are without embellishing them.’ Yasutsune Itosu. ‘..In actual combat, it will not do to be hampered by the rituals of kata. Instead, the practitioner should transcend kata, moving freely according to the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.’
Breathe, connect to loved ones
Seize the immediate air that may be the last
Commit utterly to destruction: combat.
As different as a tsunami
To the surface of a Scots pine forest pond-kata and combat.
Inner or outer audience for your kata
It is a beauty of being, a life
That begins and begins with a bow