…Michio Hikitsuchi Shihan: seeing your partner’s ki…

In training,  O’Sensei would teach you to look at your partner’s ki.   Seeing your partner’s ki is to perceive your partner in his totality.  Seeing in this way allows you to absorb your partner’s spirit at the same time as his body – from the head down to the feet.  This is [all] hard.  [For instance]: you cannot wait for your partner’s attack – you have to acquire the ability to perceive instantaneously your partner’s suki,  and his [very first] intention to attack…

– – – Michio Hikitsuchi Shihan,   retrieved from Page française sur Hikitsuchi Michio Sensei 10e Dan,  retrieved December 12th, 2014

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