March 20, 1965
As for what is called ‘kamae‘, for example, the way it is used in fighting with ‘karate’, or ‘boxing’: because it is made so obvious, it is easy to deal with when done that way. Without taking up a kamae, it’s good to advance, with an in-breath. At the precise moment that aite takes up a kamae, fell them.
April 11, 1966
Taking up a kamae in hopes of catching and spinning around the enemy’s attack is really bad. Letting your body move spontaneously, first of all avoid them. At the same time pay attention to their eyes…