Training with a happy heart

Training with a happy heart is stressed as important in the Bujinkan.

Before his death, Takamatsu told Hatsumi Sensei just how important it is:

"The way to experience happiness is to let go of all worries and regrets and know that being happy is the most satisfying of life's feelings. Reflect back on all the progress in your life and allow the positive, creative, and joyous thoughts to outshine and overwhelm any sorrow or grief. Happiness is waiting there in front of you. Only you can decide whether or not you choose to experience it."