Kyojitsu and Rokkon Shoujou?

How does kyojitsu connect to this years theme of rokkon shoujou?  I was in a class at the Hombu dojo where Soke said something very curious that may provide a clue:

Hatsumi Sensei spoke about not presenting strength, but rather weakness or friendliness.

He said in this way you wouldn't be a target or present a target.

He said sometimes lies and deception were necessary and that he doesn't get angry when someone uses them on him.  That he respects that they are practicing their Budo.

It's a happier way to go through life if you don't get upset over stuff like that.

Remember kyojitsu is an interchange of truth and falsehood.  So you can present friendliness and be ready to be a true friend, but the smile you present is that of purring tiger.  Relaxed yet powerful.  Content and dangerous.

Year of the tiger baby!

4 comments:

sleimanazizi

The answer to how kyojitsu connects to rokkon shoujou can be summed up by a quote that Soke borrowed from Macarthur who apparently said that, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."

- Sleiman

(PS: Hope things are well!)

Sleiman Azizi

The way kyojitsu connects to the theme of rokkon shoujou is summed up by a quote that Soke borrowed from Macarthur who apparently said that, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."

(PS: Hope you're doing well!)

Bujinkan Santa Monica

Hi Sleiman! I just got around to posting your comment. My computer died unlike an old soldier.

Thanks for visiting my blog. See you in Japan.

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