Friday, September 11, 2009
Kodomo Tame Ni translates to For the sake of the children. Since today is the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it has been a reflective day for everyone. Everyone will remember what they were doing at that moment for the rest of their lives. Societies around the world are working for a safer future. As martial artists, we also are trying to make the world a better place for future generations.
The pictures here are of the entrance gate at the Sakura Budokan. The inscription of Kodomo Tame Ni is a reminder that Budo is not only about making ourselves better; but, also creating a better place for our children. Entering through the gate with that reminder helps maintain our focus in the pursuit of Budo.