The theme for 2010 is Rokkon Shojo & Tachi Kumiuchi.
Rokkon Shoujou: “A smile will purify the soul!” is just one of the many infinite possible interpretations of this year’s theme.
In Soke’s yearly written scroll the characters of Rokkon Shojo which is typilcal of Soke’s play on words, gives a deep and infinite meaning within the same sound.
- fief; allowance; pension; grant; happiness
- soul; spirit
- clean; purify; cleanse; exorcise
As in taijutsu, the actual order or standard is not expected or required, and the mere combination of the characters encompass a meaning that can be read in the happo way, giving birth to infinite possibilities and interpretations.
Tachi Kumuchi: Tachi kumiuchi is not about cutting, crushing or even hitting; it is about finding the openings in uke’s body in the midst of an ever changing encounter. These openings get visible only if you are connected to: space, time, and the opponent at all time.