Hello, everyone! Ciao, a tutti!
Welcome to my game.
As you always are, I’m playing my own game, too.
What is the difference between Koryu & Chess?
Is a breath important for playing Chess?
Yes, of course, what a silly question!
Above all, we need a breath to live.
OK. If the Chess player is a person, not a Chess Engine, it’s a silly question.
Then, is there any human Chess player who needs a breath in order to glue oneself to be in the game?
Or is there any human Chess player who needs a breath in order to make own pieces move on a right way to win the game?
Why do I ask you such an also silly question?
Because I did nothing but only one thing, a breath, while I was on the stage of Nippon Budokan for our demonstration of Koryu.
(Would you please watch “The 45th Nippon Kobudo Demonstrations 2022 Feb 6th at Nippon Budokan” 「第45回日本古武道演武大会 令和4年2月6日 日本武道館」on YouTube? Our Hontai Yoshin-ryu Jujutsu(本體楊心流柔術) starts at about 2:58:30 of it. Thank you.)
I didn’t make any conscious effort to move my legs.
I didn’t make any conscious effort to move my arms.
Only a breath, but it depended on my preparations up until that day, that moment.
Maybe the meaning of ‘time’ is a big difference between Koryu & Chess.
To be more exact, the meaning of ‘speed’, to move as fast as possible at the very moment of truth, is a big difference between Koryu & Chess, because that is directly linked win and loss, which means life and death for the Art of Koryu.
And to get such a speed enough to overwhelm the opponent at the very moment of truth, we have no time to disturb ourselves.
I want my right leg not to disturb my left leg.
I want my right leg not to disturb my right arm.
I want my right leg not to disturb my left arm.
I want my left leg not to disturb my right leg.
I want my left leg not to disturb my right arm.
I want my left leg not to disturb my left arm.
And etc., and etc..
A breath perfectly controlled my body at that time.
I don’t know why, but it was the truth.
Anyway, I thank you very very much, who managed and went to the trouble to give us such a precious chance to demonstrate the Art of Koryu in the thick of the pandemic of Covid-19.
With our memory of the miraculously crystal-clear figure of Mt. Fuji(富士山) from the train window on the way to Tokyo, which our Soke(宗家) (=the leader of our school of Koryu) was amazed at and declared that that was the best in 40 years, I have already started to prepare for the next chance.
Thank you, best regards.
Grazie, buona partita.