Friday, November 11, 2011

I heart macro Sunday

I will test for 3rd brown in Okinawan Kobojitsu (weapons) this week.  While getting ready for my test, I've spent some "quality" time with my arsenal.  I've also managed to scare a few neighbors and the UPS man, but that's another story.


Each weapon has its own unique personality and requires a different skill set.  My shoulders can certainly tell when I've been practicing with the nunchaku (as can my husband when he sees the new bruises).  The sai requires a bit of wrist action.  I get to practice fine motor skills with the kama.


My sensei says that, in practice, weapons are extensions of ourselves.  If you watch a master in action, you will see just that.  In a master's hands, the weapons are not cumbersome or bulky.  Rather, they are quick and graceful and follow the movement of the body.


I love karate and take pride in learning a system that has been passed down from teacher to student for hundreds of years.  I can only hope to honor that rich heritage.


DISCLAIMER:  No neighbors, delivery men, puppies, children, or pink boots were harmed during the taking of these pictures.  The photographer, however, is recovering nicely

. studio waterstone


  1. Pixiloo, I love your photos! Best wishes on your up coming Test. I did Karate until my knees got so bad from the jumping and fighting, but I still long to go back. My favorites were the weapons and the walking katas. My disciplined was Shotokon it is an Okinawan style also. I was one stripe away from Black belt.

  2. Wow, how cool are these photos! I also learned something new! Good luck on your test!

  3. You have a wonderful sense of humor. I love your disclaimer!! Fabulous pics. You are one tough cookie!!

  4. beautiful photos've made me giggle with your disclaimer...

  5. very creative and beautiful images. good luck. kareninkenai

  6. Haha, so glad you're recovering nicely! Good luck on your test!

  7. Interesting photo and I learned a lot too! Best wishes!

  8. Great images..good luck with the test...sounds like you have earned it!

  9. What a great post! I love your instructional tone, and your enjoyment shows through. Oh, and incredible pictures too!

  10. Awesome looking weapons. Good luck with the test.
    Great photos.

  11. good luck on your test. that's some tough stuff you do. recover nicely!

  12. i totally loved all compositions...pretty unique and standout!

    gr8 work,
    My Third Eye