Soke Masaaki Hatsumi
Notas y artículos sobre Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, quién encabeza y lidera la escuela Bujinkan.
The essence of all Martial Arts and military strategies is self protection and the prevention of danger. Ninjutsu epitomizes the fullest concept of self-protection through martial training in that the Ninja art deals with the protection of not only the physical body, but the mind and spirit as well. The way of the Ninja is the way of enduring, surviving, and prevailing over all that would destroy one. More than merely delivering strikes and slashes, and deeper in significance than the simple out-witting of an enemy; Ninjutsu is the way off attaining that which we need while making the world a better place. The skill of the Ninja is the…
“…Takamatsu Sensei used to speak of gods as “inexplicable mysteries” and these inexplicable mysteries can manifest themselves in reality when one practices these nine arts. And at some level of awareness, there is a kind of communication— I don’t know how—with some presence in the universe; and it is at the behest of some being that I, for example, am alive. I feel this kind of thing again and again. Although I am of course one single person, in some way I am not just one person. I have a body, but I am not just this body and so on, but I can feel an assimilation taking place of my spirit or my psyche into the great…
“…If you know only one aspect, you lose the ability to see and know yourself; if a person practices only the techniques of his (or her) martial art, as he improves and becomes more skillful, he builds up an inflated illusion of his own ability and of himself. People losesight of their own, and their martial art’s, shortcomings. This is a terrible state to be in. It’s really important to be always aware of and in touch with one’s own faults. This is why I am practicing other arts and doing other activities. The link between them all is in the feeling, the inner attitude…” Extracto del libro “The Grandmaster’s Book of Ninja Training”, Soke Massaki Hatsumi.