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Since it is said that judo is to moralize what you have received from the practice or training of ju-jutsu, then the purpose of judo is to complete your character. To complete your character, you must think first of all what Emperor Meiji said in his imperial order about education. He said, "be filial to ones parents, make harmony with your brother, your friends, and your wife. Believe your friends, be frugal in maintaining your health, and love every body." the imperial order should be understood fully. Also worship the gods and Buddha, and behave yourself, value martial valor. Keep your courage and do not underestimate your smaller enemy or overestimate your bigger enemy.

In movement there is calmness and in the calmness there is movement. When you sit, when you work, when you go, when you retreat, it should turn smoothly like a ball. One should never deviate from the standard rule of conduct and should always maintain the golden mean. This is what you are asked to do when you practice judo.

The people who want to practice judo should not be afraid of the strong, nor underestimate the weak, and, using the techniques you have learned should not go against the power of your enemy. But as a boat can be moved by a man freely when it is on water, if it is carried up to the land no one or even two can ever move it. This is what the conduct of the weak should be with regard to the strong.

SHODEN OF DANZAN RYU (ELEMENTARY LEVEL \CEDAR MOUNTAIN SYS.)

YAWARA (NIJU-TE)

NAGE TE (NIJU-TE)

SHIME TE (NIJUGO-TE)

These techniques are your elementary techniques (shoden) and should not be abused for beating people. Again, you should not underestimate a small enemy. Above all, one should guard oneself against arrogance. Honesty is the root of all good, and kindness is the secret of business prosperity. Your aikyo (personal charm) is the element of success. To work diligently is the mother of your health and fighting spirit. Working hard will conquer when faced with a difficulty. Again, simplicity and strength in spirit are the key to your joy. Service is the whole being of everyone's prosperity.

CHUDEN OF DANZAN RYU (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL \CEDAR MOUNTAIN SYS.)

YONENBU NO KATA (JUGO-TE)

OKU NO TE (NIJUGO-HON)

KIAI NO MAKI (NIJUSHICHI-HON)

TESSEN NO MAKI

TANTO NO MAKI

BO NO MAKI

TANJU NO MAKI

FUJIN GOSHIN NO MAKI (SANJUGO-HON)

The above items were taught as chuden: The intermediate techniques. As one haiku says, "as it gets mature, the rice lowers its head." As your techniques reach maturity, the more you should be humble. This should not be forgotten. You should learn both literary and martial arts. It serves its importance until there is calmness in the movement and movement in the calmness. Even under the upraised sword. Another proverb states, "let your body float in the river. If you struggle, you will sink down." Remember this old poem, and do not forget the obligation to your parents and your master. You should also lead your juniors well. What you teach properly to your juniors makes a better achievement of your techniques. Like a drawing in India Ink of the whispering of the wind in the pines, the secrets of Jujutsu can only be suggested. Only through personal experience can one comprehend the mystic ecstasy of such secrets. After learning ju-jutsu for 10 years you may overcome yourself. After learning for 20 years, you may first overcome others. One should completely remove oneself from one's own thoughts. Make yourself empty, be completely open-minded, and go into the condition of kyoshin tankai (open mind open heart). Only then can you benefit yourself and gain harmony with others acquiring the secrets of ju-jutsu. This is the essence of the secrets of our house. What you learn is what I have secretly preserved for long years, and these I transmit to you.

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North Trade Road
Battle
East Sussex
TN33 0HT


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