What is Zanshin?

Wikipedia defines Zanshin this way: “Zanshin (Japanese: 残心) is a term used in the Japanese martial arts. It refers to a state of awareness – of relaxed alertness. In karatezanshin is the state of total awareness.[6] It means being aware of one’s surroundings and enemies, while being prepared to react.

Zanshin is a critical component of martial arts training; especially when it comes to self-defense.

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing an article written by Sensei Morgan Duchesney called “Martial Arts and Personal Security”.