We have training. Judo teaches us training. You have to train, but you have to be spontaneous. If you start being spontaneous without training, your bad habits will get worse and worse.

If you are one-sided, you won’t naturally develop into two-sided. You will become more one-sided.

When you see somebody who can’t type, they start with two fingers. If they go on typing like that, they won’t gradually use ten fingers. They will get better and better at using this terrible method. The hands move very fast like a couple of mad hens. But they never develop a good technique and the result is that typing is always a strain and an effort.

Now the purpose of judo technique is to show you this and enable you to master what has been learnt in the past – and then to become spontaneous and free.

You have to train and then you have to jump beyond the training.


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