The mind is in a constant state of conflict with the body and spirit. If you can create distance from your mind, you can better battle your thoughts, which are often the obstacle to the achievement of magokoro 真心, or pure mind.

As stated before, “the biggest battle is within”, and this battle is always with the mind.

By creating inner distance, you can control your own space and begin to achieve a better level of control of the mind, ultimately closing the gap to achieve magokoro.


"The inner secrets of taijutsu are the basis of peace and harmony, study this and know the path of the immoveable heart".

As your skills in the martial arts increase, so must you also increase the space in heart for compassion and wisdom.