Scratching the surface

IcebergRecently you can see the grandeur of a couple of substantial icebergs in CBS harbor, and this morning it was like they were implanted in a glass landscape. Up close I can only imagine the reflection on the still ocean surface and the clean, refreshing feeling emitted by such a virtually pristine piece of nature.

A little like our Sensei, isn’t it? We get to see some of what they can do, hear some of what they know and learn only some of what they can teach us. In the hours we have in the Dojo we are simply scratching the surface of what lies beneath. As well, before, during and after class we get to spend some time in their company, and we get to take in some of what makes them Masters in the Art of Shotokan.

Sound like a privilege? That’s because it is…