Over the years I have found that merely imagining an opponent in front of me is not enough.
You really have to visualise this person in front of you, reacting to your moves and striking "him" with intention.
When you can do that, it will show in your expression.
There is an old teaching that my teacher has taught me years ago. (I even had a t-shirt made!!)
I find it very applicable even to daily life, and I have been trying to teach my children the same.
First one must learn to do things correctly - 正
Then one can do thi...
In Iaido and many Japanese martial arts, there is a concept known as Zanshin (残心).
It describes the mindset at the end of a strike/attack, one remains watchful of the fallen opponent, until a point of absolute certainty that the opponent is permanently incapacitated. O...