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Toshitsugu Takamatsu Quotes

Japanese martial artist and educator (b. 1887), Birth: 10-3-1889, Death: 2-4-1972
The way to experience ultimate happiness is to let go of all worries and regrets, and to 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 that may linger in the recesses of your mind. Knowing that disease and disaster are natural parts of life is the key to overcoming adversity with a calm and happy spirit. Happiness is waiting there in front of you. Only you can decide whether or not you choose to experience it. Take this to heart.
Toshitsugu Takamatsu

Being natural is the ultimate secret of our art.
Toshitsugu Takamatsu

The heart of taijutsu is important and only through training will one polish that heart (like a gem) and understand true taijutsu.
Toshitsugu Takamatsu

Let him cut your skin, and you cut his flesh. Let him cut your flesh, and you cut his bones. Let him cut your bones, and you cut off his life
Toshitsugu Takamatsu

The way of the martial artist is the way of enduring, surviving and prevailing over all that would destroy him. More than delivering strikes and slashes, and deeper in significance than the simple outwitting of an enemy, Ninpô is the way of attaining that which we need while making the world a better place. The skill of the Ninja is the art of winning.
Toshitsugu Takamatsu

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When I was taught the Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu Kihon Gata, there were in this engendering of fundamental form the eight methods. *I was told that this kihon happo is the origin of all budo. So I say to you earnestly, you make this the basis and teach it to your students.
Toshitsugu Takamatsu

For taijutsu, the flexibility of the legs is the most important factor, not the strength of the legs.
Toshitsugu Takamatsu