「技 Waza」

 

 

「技 Waza」

 

SKILL

 

 

Repeated practice results in mastery of a skill,or waza.

 

But even after mastering a waza,one must remain modest and further polish (migaku)one’s skill.

 

 

 

The idea of polishing one’s skills comes from the samurai habit of assiduously polishing a sword to bring out the best.

 

Training someone in a waza is not just about imparting a single narrow skill.

 

The teacher’s goal is to make the student a more rounded person in every aspect of life.

 

(Book:Soul of Japan)