|Kyoto, Japan, March 2005|
When I visit Okinawa, a big part of why I go is to find inspiration; images, advice, and memories that I can call on later when I'm struggling with something back home. But inspiration and real Zen like flashes of clarity can come from anywhere, not just the temples or the dojo.
Here's a piece of footage I think delivers a message that is so profound and so important to both karate and life, that I believe the majority of karateka today will fail to grasp the essence of what is being said. Lost in a world of instant gratification and hypnotised by technology...many can no longer recognise wisdom unless it's wrapped in the familiar.
So.....are you ready to "Get with the beat"?