I have an video on YouTube that shows me cutting a rolled tatami with a live blade katana. I manage to cut nicely through the mat on the forward stroke, and then cut the falling part in half again with a reversed stroke. You can search on "Lauren cuts twice" to see it. Since then I have the equipment, but I have not practiced, or attempted an encore.
I posted it, to show what I could do. I have not tried again because it might tell me too much about what I cannot.
I think now I must accept that I am both succeeding in what I do and not.
I am able and unable. I am 'you.'
'Able' and 'unable' becomes 'not able' and 'not unable.'
*'tell' is meant as the 'tell' spoken of in poker.
2 days ago