About that Calligraphy

During France Shotokan 50th Anniversary in 2014, Ohshima Sensei offered a customized calligraphy to each of his French students who played a unique role in the life of the organization and in the promotion of Shotokan Ohshima karate :  Presidents of the Organization, Presidents of Black Belt Council, our unique “Sempai” (Jacques Dupré), … 

This calligraphy he made and offered to Richard Hiegel in recognition of his involvement in the organization, especifically for his role as President of FSK from 1994 to 2006, reflects how he perceives him.

Its meaning is : “with one, penetrate this”, which he also explained as : “with this most sincere mind, penetrate this life / this existence”.