Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

March 10th 2013

From Emiliano Mazlen, Yon-Dan
Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club

"Warrior Countenance"

As more fully and correctly expressed in Hanshi's Thought for the Week of October 12, 1997,
we should develop our facial expression to reflect calmly our indomitable spirit. As Hanshi described,
it should not betray emotion - fear, anger or otherwise. Hanshi has referred to this a "warrior countenance."
Properly accompanied by our posture in yoi also expressing a calm imperturbability, we may be able to impress
upon a potential attacker the dire consequences of their planned attack and, thereby, achieve the greatest victory -
winning without fighting.

Domo arigato gozaimasu to all.

Emiliano Mazlen
Yon-Dan
Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club