Monday, April 17, 2023

Fast Or Slow

In martial arts, speed is not the true Way.  As far as speed is concerned, the question of fast or slow in anything derives from failure to harmonize with the rhythm. ...

The performance of an expert seems relaxed but does not leave any gaps.  The actions of trained people do not seem rushed.  The principle of the Way can be known from these illustrations.

-- Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584 - 1645), famous Japanese swordsman, believed to have been one of the most skilled swordsmen in history, The Book of Five Rings (1644), Wind p. 86

No comments: