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Old 05-05-2011, 07:12 PM   #17
Brian Beach
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 73
Re: The Bad Habits Thread

Diana Frese wrote: View Post

There is a quote by O Sensei, I believe, something like do not look at the enemy's sword or you will be slain by his sword, do not look into his eyes .... does anyone remember that quote? I think it may have meant that you will feel trapped by them....

Don't look in the opponent's eyes, or your mind will be drawn into his eyes. Don't look at his sword, or you will be slain with his sword. Don't look at him, or your spirit will be distracted. True budo is the cultivation of attraction with which to draw the whole opponent to you.
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