Makeru – to lose


By Soke

” With a clenched fist, a half open fist, an extended-finger fist, the length of the arm naturally changes. Things such as how victory was gained in the simple story of Hideyoshi of the long and short spear match are extremely important in shinken-gata.The same applies to the relative length of the fist.”

“Grasping that losing, being thrown, getting punched, having a reversal applied, being beaten hollow, that makeru ( to lose ) is the koppou of ma-keru ( kicking the demon ), self confidence will finally be born.”

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