I spent two weekends ago training and drinking with a man who will be a judo legend. I spent today traveling around my city with the head a martial system who is a scholar, sage and his beautiful wife. We laughed, smelled flowers, bought tea and ate the finest tacos and ice cream the city had to offer. Afterward another great teacher and friend called for an hour conversation about the art and way. This weekend my teacher of 15 years is coming to sleep on my couch.
I am truly blessed. I am living the art. I never dreamed to be so lucky.
Kenichi Sawai: Taikiken. Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
6 hours ago