Budoshoshinshu: The Warrior's Primer

"According to Japanese mythology, some thousands of years ago the gods Izanagi and Izanami created the first island of the Japanese archipelago from a "heavenly floating bridge." This they did with a spear. From that time there developed a martial tradition that has been intimately bound up, in one degree or another, with the country's culture in terms of literature, art and ethics, and is a living heritage even today."

"If one will fix his heart in such as way and assist the world and its people, he will have the devotion of the men who see and hear of him."

Black Belt Communications
William Scott Wilson
Sunday, April 1, 1984