‘Shuhari’ – things done well…

More of an examination of how we learn new skills; applied to backcountry specifically, and hunting generally, it is in line with the stages most hunters go through from their first day and through many years in the field.

Aikido master Endō Seishirō shihan said:

“It is known that, when we learn or train in something, we pass through the stages of shu, ha, and ri. These stages are explained as follows. In shu, we repeat the forms and discipline ourselves so that our bodies absorb the forms… Next, in the stage of ha, once we have disciplined ourselves to acquire the forms and movements, we make innovations. In this process the forms may be broken and discarded. Finally, in ri, we completely depart from the forms, open the door to creative technique, and arrive in a place where we act in accordance with what our heart/mind desires, unhindered…”

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