The Long Question

I think beyond martial considerations, there remain questions that should be asked of the so-called shihan and higher ranks, one long one

in particular: “Is that really it, is that what you have to offer: hide your lack of balance in multiple steps, be bigger than your Uke, have the Uke throw themselves, go faster, push harder, bend your knees more, pretend you didn’t just clash, pause in your technique to regain lost positioning, have Atemi fix everything?”