Having just completed a 5-day class taught by Sadaki Kato where we learned more about the history of Jin Shin Jyutsu, I thought it appropriate to share a letter written in 1998 from Dr. Haruki Kato translated into English by Kyoko Saegusa.
This is part 2:
Both the subtle misinterpretation of the Art’s true concepts as well as the partial, unauthorized use of the name Jin Shin Jyutsu have served to confuse the public and distort the wisdom that is Jin Shin Jyutsu.
It is my wish as well as that of David Burmeister that we continue to work together and support one another’s efforts to disseminate this Art in its purest form, and that the teachings of Jiro Murai will be preserved for generations to come. When I studied with Master Murai, I was his youngest student. I apprenticed with him with the intention of devoting my life to Jin Shn Jyutsu. Master Murai encouraged me to go to an acupuncture school. I continued to study with master Murai both while I attended the school and after I graduated.
Currently, I am teaching the principles and characteristics of the medical aspects of Jin Shin Jyutsu to medical specialists in japan who are interested in oriental medicine. I sometimes use the terminology of oriental medicine to better explain Jin Shin Jyutsu.
It is my intention to eventually have Jin Shin Jyutsu become a recognized and accepted modality of the Japanese medical community. This work consumes the majority of my time, along with writing and working with my patients.
For these reasons I kindly ask that individuals refrain from contacting me directly. I do not have the time to meet with all the Jin Shin Jyutsu students who vacation in Japan and wish to meet me, nor do I wish to be called by individual students whose inquiries, due to the time differences, sometimes come in the middle of the night.
I have chosen to work directly with the Jin Shin Jyutsu instructors, who will in turn share what they have learned with all of you. In addition, I am working with Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc. on a joint writing project that will bring greater clarity to my work here in Japan.
This letter can be found in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter Number 20, Spring 1998 and ordered at http://www.jsjinc.net.
Thank you, Master Murai.
Thank you, Kato-san.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.