忍耐自制 - Nintai Jisei (Endurance and Self-Control)
When Hatsumi Sensei was asked about what was required to become a Ninja, he replied, "It is 忍耐自制 Nintai-Jisei (endurance and self-control). That is the most important thing. Living with endurance."
This painting is one of Hatsumi Sensei's most cherished possessions he was given by Takamatsu Sensei. Takamatsu Sensei and Hatsumi Sensei often express the essence of martial arts through their many paintings.
"Nintai Towa Kokoro o Yashinai Waza o Hagemite Suenagaku Shinbō Koso Shin no Ninja Nari."
"The Ninja's body is to nurture one's mind and to train the body to endure to the end. One who can do this is a true Ninja."
Uploaded: Aug 19, 2016