|Ippon kimite practise with Kanazawa Hirokazu sensei|
Mindful living is very similar, in that the distance between two truths must never grow wider than the gap between two lies; get the distance wrong and you'll live to regret it. I'm ashamed that so few karateka these days seem to understand this simple equation.
In the rush to become somebody of importance in the karate world, the distance between two truths often becomes so wide that karateka loose sight of truth altogether; and without a moral compass, they have no way of finding their way back. The creation of Ma ai is not an option that you can simply take or leave; it's a skill that's necessary on both sides of the dojo door.