Sword and Mind

Live by the sword, die by the sword is a common saying related to the savagery of war or a lifestyle that would bring about an unhappy ending. The reality of sword training is very different from this and teaches us the culture of the sword because that is where the training brings the person … More Sword and Mind

Sakura Japan

  Japan April 2015 My annual trip to Japan was as always a most memorable time. Having returned to Ireland late Thursday evening 23rd after a very long and arduous journey due to delays I was happy to be home with my family. My time in Japan was as always one of intense training and … More Sakura Japan