Masaaki Hatsumi Quotes

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Masaaki Hatsumi Quotes

If you do not let go of thinking about forms, you will not understand what I am showing.
— Masaaki Hatsumi —

There was a famous Zen master whom people would seek out to become enlightened. He was strict and would occupy people with things having nothing to do with seeking enlightenment. You see, that is the only way to achieve enlightenment; by not focusing on achieving it. Then, one day it will just come to you.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

Always be able to kill your students

— Masaaki Hatsumi

If you do something and it saves your life, it was good
taijutsu. In a real fight, you aren't worried about what's
pretty.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

You've got to learn to utilize the space (between you and
your opponent). Distancing is very important.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

No more talk. I'm sick of people talking. Train.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

People who cannot respect others for their good qualities -
people who only look at the bad in others - are no good
themselves. By looking at only the bad points, you open
yourself up, and in a real encounter, will most probably be
killed.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

Breathe life into the weapon, don't take life away from it.
Keep walking, because walking is life.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

Always observe your opponent carefully. You need to use the
first seconds of every encounter to evaluate the length of their
blade, the length of their arms, etc.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

Budo is simply the study of the best ways to kill.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

Don't think that any one technique is the end. there is no end.
There is no perfect technique. Just when you think you've got
them, you're dead because you didn't.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

What I want you to do is just take it as it is. Don't think too much. If you get involved with thinking about it, the whole thing gets lost or loses its purity. Don't think during practice - DO! The more you think, the further from the truth of budo you get: Budo is NOT an academic subject!

— Masaaki Hatsumi

Looking for the meaning of life, one man can discover the order of the universe. To discover the truth, to achieve. a higher spiritual state, that is the true meaning of ninja..

— Masaaki Hatsumi

Those who desire only techniques will never understand this art. It is everything beyond that

— Masaaki Hatsumi

When properly applied, the kamae reflects the ninja's heart.
This means that our physical nature conforms to our intentions,
and there is no division between our interior and exterior
aspects. This state of integrated mind and body action is
totally natural, and can be observed readily in the movements
of animals as they interact with their environment. Only human
beings seem to develop the need to be trained in natural body
motion.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

Don't have a fixed idea in your head (that you have to use
this or that technique). Use everything you've learned until
now.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

If you do not let go of thinking about forms, you will not understand what I am showing.

— Masaaki Hatsumi

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