Articles: Warrior Wisdom with Shihan Mitsugi Saotome


Saotome Sensei has spoken many times with me on the subject of “loyalty”.  I never particularly liked the term, because to me it called up

The Two Types of “Ki”

“There are two type of ki: ordinary ki and true ki. Ordinary ki is coarse and heavy; true ki is light and versatile. In order

Balance From Destruction: Secret Teachings of O Sensei

The term koppojutsu (“bone technique”) is most frequently used in traditional Japanese martial arts to refer to “breaking” techniques.  They are the joint-breaking techniques of koryu Jujitsu and Ninjutsu,

Saotome Sensei’s Dōgi Principle

Consider whether you have ever had the following experience.  After working up a good sweat in an energetic class, you take off you uniform, change into