Teaches easy to understand Bushido Iai-Sword School.
Chife Instructor Nariyasu Toyosaki has trained in Aikido from childhood; taubht at workshops in more 10 foreign countries and trained in several martial arts.
"En" means circle or spiral. "Ku" means empty.
When practicing for extended perriod of time we unknowningly return to the begining. If we get lost or confused we go back to the basics and start over. This basic style is very important.
Everything is like circle, which grows into a spiral. The spiral of progress or growth is based on a circle, which always returns to it's start.
This is "En".
We use Kata (form) in practice. Kata is form but one should not become overly attached to form in and of itself.
There is two meanings to the word Kata, one is flexible form and the other is rigid form.
In reality, form should be shapeless. this is "Ku." In Japanese martial arts as in Zen, your feeling should be as an empty vessel.
Historically, martial arts were for survival.
Now the purpose of Japanese martial arts is not necssarily to win but to "not lose."
We do not have to beat anybody but, in turn, we should not lose to anybody.
If you agree with this way of thinking, join us.
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