Natural Principle

Sensei Rick hotton explains his personal experience as part of the Shu Ha Ri concept. 

Shu Ha Ri roughly translates to “to keep, to fall, to break away”.

  • shu () “protect”, “obey”—traditional wisdom—learning fundamentals, techniques, heuristics, proverbs
  • ha () “detach”, “digress”—breaking with tradition—detachment from the illusions of self
  • ri () “leave”, “separate”—transcendence—there are no techniques or proverbs, all moves are natural, becoming one with spirit alone without clinging to forms; transcending the physical