The patch has alot of meaning . We'll start at the bottom of the patch with the two kanji's
Honto - no hono - which stands for natural instinct . We all have it now we need to work it .
The left side kanji
Yokken suru - means forsee / foreknow .This means our third eye , our intuition again in close contact to our instinct within
The right side kanji
Bichu - Stands for , true heart / true spirit
something we should all have in and outside the dojo
The top kani
Saiki - which means wisdom , something we all hope to attain .
The center is the crow , which is there for the mystery and myth of the lore of the tengu . In it's center is the kanji for Sansai - which means heaven , man , earth . To me this is another grounding thought , we are but nothing in this great universe .
Training must be more than just technique .
We train our senses through the use of blindfold training .
We train with no set order of punch or kick , first learn the taijutsu and taisabaki along with kihon happo .
Mushin the kanji to the right means , no mind / no thought
just react instinctively to an attack
photo's page 2
More photo's pg 3
Sword versus Shinobizue
Photos from years past and students ,friends and training