礼は武道の根幹である。武道は礼に始まり礼に終わる。礼とは人間の敬意に基づく心の品節である。即ちあらゆるものに対する尊敬の至情の発露で常に敬いの念を内蔵して初めて礼を得ることが出来る。礼は心、儀は式である。正しき礼儀により心を修め、正しい心は礼儀となって現われる。武道は神術であるから礼を軽んじて武の道を行ってはいけない。斯道を志すものは誠を以て礼に終始専念すべきである。 This is a paragraph I had to memorise for my first grading examination (居合道昇段試験) nearly 20 years ago. I had typed it up and put in a frame ever since.
Used to read it once a night so that I don't forget. What it is essentially saying is that etiquette is essential in Martial arts and the
I have been told to start an Iaido school in Hong Kong nearly 20 years ago by my teacher. I had all the excuses why I wasn't ready and that's what they were, excuses. This year, I finally decided to do what I was told to do. This website is not the first step, but certainly one to make it known that Musokan Hong Kong Dojo is about to begin! Like many other things in life, you really need put down all the fear or doubt, and take that proverbial first step. You won't know if yo