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Water & Rock

One day, I went to the dojo early. This was not at my current dojo.

A potential student was waiting, sitting cross-legged on a table. He was a young man in the military.

When I walked up to him, he put his hands together, as if praying, bowed, and said, "move like water, strike like rock." He sounded just like a bad Kung Fu movie.

As it ended up, he did not join the class.

I think this was about 12 years ago.

Come to think of it, in my class now we move like a wave (water) and tense only for a split second (like a rock). I guess that guy was right!


Charles C. Goodin