Posts from December 2017

Weekend quote


December 7, 2017
Yossi Sheriff

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Food, tasty and good, is the basis for health and good feeling, it takes time, good advice and luck until we eat right.

Books are nourishment too.

Short paragraphs, on a digital platform or in the newspaper, are like sprinting to catch the bus, necessary, but not the same as running for an hour in the mountains. Learning to read right is a bit like learning to run long distances, we need a reading fitness plan, we can read longer and longer sections, make it a habit.

What does this have to do with martial arts? Our teachers exemplified, 文武一道 bun bu ichido, the brush stroke and the cut, the pen and the sword, learning and fighting, are one thing. In ancient Aramaic too: Safra ve Saifa (סָפְרָא וסַיָּיפָא)- a scholar and a sword man. And they say that Rabbi Eliezer said: “The Sword And The Book Came Down Bound Together”.

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Weekend quote


December 1, 2017
Yossi Sheriff

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“Draw the target and hit its center,” says the master of the house. In meters yes, but not in years.

The arrow has to fly, fly, not just hit a target, and the view it sees when flying for a long time is not the landscape it sees in one moment.

The target is not there, it’s beautiful. We did not know we thought about it.
The landlord says in his sleep: “I am the dream owner. Do not worry, it’s a way that has been walked before” and “the target is in the Centre. Pull as much as you can, steady, leave, watch the arrow fly. Then Draw the target around the point of impact. “