The Way of Writing
Japanese calligraphy allows its practitioners to develop a great sensitivity to harmonize the full and the delicate, the pressure and the lightness, the tension of the line, as one tends the cord of an arc, and the rapidity.
In fact, Japanese calligraphy appeals to the senses common to all humans. The sight, first of all: when the line takes shape behind the hair of the brush, revealing subtleties on which we do not always have total control, far from it. Proof of this is that sometimes the calligrapher humbly enthusiastically, or desolates, before what reveals his trait, yet guided by his own hand. The touch, then: the fingers on the handle of bamboo printing with subtle pressure and acceleration, lightness and slowing down. The smell, again, pleasantly titillated by the perfume of incense of the Sumi (ink of charcoal). Hearing, even, with the slight silky friction of bristles on the rice paper. Stay the taste! There I have found nothing! Unless you chew your tests unsuccessfully ...;)
There are 10 classes per year (from 20:00 to 23:30), the last Tuesday of every month (except July and August), advanced in December
The course consists of correcting your previous month's assignments and calligraphing you the personalized templates of the following month.
In case you can not be present the templates and corrections are sent to you by mail.
(The Two Ways: Literature and the Martial Art)
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Latest news from the section
That's it ! The school resumes and with it the courses at the dojo! As all sections do not resume at the same time (some as of today and others as of September 4th), we invite you to contact the sections or the secretariat directly to find out when your section is back!
After the water damage at the Liotard Dojo, the city decided to close the dojo completely during the holiday period in order to replace the floor.
This does not mean the end of the training because most sections have introduced alternatives (including other training places) to continue the courses!
We invite you to contact your section representatives to find out what your section has set up and what will be the exact date of the re-entry.
If some of you would like to get business in their lockers before the start of the work and the complete closure of the dojo, we invite them to do so before the end of this week!