My housemate recently received her brown belt in the dangerous discipline of Ju-Jitsu. She’s really nice, and a very gentle person, but I’m a little more polite around her now, and more careful to say ‘excuse me’, and ‘thank you’, and ‘may I please…’ than I was before. If she ever turns on me, I’ll be in a world of hurt.
So inspired was I by her achievement that I thought I’d try my hand at another ancient Japanese art– haiku.
Her kata is a lot better than my verse, but she’s had more practice.