vineri, 18 octombrie 2013

A poem from Takamatsu Sensei to Hastsumi Sensei

Long ago I was an accomplished warrior of the Koppojutsu tradition.

I was courageous, and as intense as a flame,

Even in battle against dangerous animals.

I have a heart that is like the wild flowers of the meadow,

And yet as straight and true as the bamboo.

Not even ten thousand enemies can cause me fear.

Who is there in the world who can keep alive this will of the warrior's heart?

There you are.
This one sent to me by the Warrior Gods.

I have been here waiting for you through the ages.

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