17th , 2016
week's TFTW is from Sensei Lyle Kleusch
1 of "Building Warrior Spirit", Gan-Eyes
and our communities, but most especially on the deck. On the deck you can hone
that situational awareness into a tool to serve you well in a life or death situation.
on how and where people are moving around you, the sounds of your surroundings, the
of any nearby equipment, traffic, of everything. It not
only provides a sense of peace, but
We should strive for it every time we train, just as we strive for mastery of the other elements
of our training.
When you step off the deck, you can carry this enhanced, increased situational
awareness with you, not just of the things you love, which you are already aware of, but also of
in your environment that might affect you or those you love,
both positively or
I highly recommend reading the Green Book, "Building Warrior Spirit", as Chapter 1 is the focus of this TOTW,
so that you can reflect for yourself on what is Gan. It impacted me greatly when I was a green belt.
Arigato Hanshi, Kyoshi, Senesi,