|Enson Inoue's handcrafted bracelets.|
|A self-portrait by Musashi.|
|Musashi's 'Shrike on a Dead Branch.'|
I believe it is important to balance the fighting arts with the non-fighting arts. As much as one may talk about self-development, mental discipline, etc., the truth of the matter is that most martial arts at their core are essentially about destruction. On the other hand, fine arts are at their essence about creation. By balancing these twin impulses—destruction and creation—an individual becomes a more complete person.