“There is no safer place than the dojo. Therefore the students have to go outside the training hall to discover things for themselves, rather than always relying on being taught. I can only teach that approach, that feeling, that special sense. That’s all I can teach ultimately. So it could be said that I can perhaps teach you to be your own teacher.” Soke Hatsumi
When I heard these words from Soke Hatsumi, it hit home, I have been training as long as I can remember with various teachers of the martial arts and esoteric skills I wanted to develop further. Throughout the years I voraciously studied written, video, and one on one, in a daily fashion to increase my knowledge and chip away at my short comings. With 2013 quickly coming I cannot wait to further my own experiences and skills, but not only this, 2013 will be a time for me to give back to all of you faithful students, readers and fans.
Stay tuned, I am on the 12 posts to Christmas!