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Many of us train in a form of martial art . Whether is a sport martial art or a budo or combat martial art we a with a good heart trying to get to one goal .Mental state of awareness … Continue reading
あなたの内なる武道フィード ,Feed your Budo Training is watching and understanding at what ever level you are at to watch Soke teach a movement,kata,henka or concept it is your level to see. At a lower level you should be able to notice Soke doing a piece of sanshin maybe see the kihon technique that arose. But don’t try to look so hard that you miss everything. Soke is not moving at speeds so fast you cant see him. Watch again, take note of his calm demeanor his timing and distance. If an attack can be seen and you take the time to relax and move to a better distance you will notice it much easier to move next or react. At a higher level you should be able to see the connections and the distance that is controlling the uke . The distance will create the attackers next movement and the distance will set you to an area to better control the next move. The next step is to feel, to feel the space,feel the strike .At that point your level of understanding will be at its best. There are so many variables that you cannot see them all feeling it will help all the other senses . Your training and learning from what you see and what you feel as uke is feeding life into you. Your movement can now grow and you can implement these ideals.
This point keeps re accuring in discussion . The Bujinkan is a strong martial art made strong by those that are moving forward and understand the obvious that we are not alone ..not the only martial arts out there . The best instructors know more than just the Bujinkan and at the same time have there feet grounded well in the roots of the Bujinkan. They are willing to allow other arts in not to change our art but for the true ideals of flow . The water cannot stop . But at the same time we in this art need to look without blinders on . Soke Hatsumi uses his sword left handed.. This is wrong by all means of the way of the sword in the eyes of the Japanese sword. Soke Hatsumi knows this and teaches this,he also ranks people by there knowledge of military movement. So why are those teaching this Bujinkan art afraid of any change. Simply said its in the instructor. If you lift wrong you ‘ll hurt your back by breaking muscle structure . So we want to follow close to the principles of structure and movement. The same goes for instructing, follow the principles that make the movement work the way it does. Don’t preach why you wear certain clothes . A punch is a punch a sword cut is a cut ,there are better ways to fight using less force and relaxing and better ways to cut with a sword but remember that depends on the sword edge weight and who yields it . Movement is key with structure but an instructor that has taught his knowledge to over-sized and stronger attackers and have taught much smaller to handle these over sized aggressors. This makes your teaching true ..there is change there needs to be . Teach right by principle and live . Teach by the book and you’ll only be that good
Martial arts can be tough to follow there is alot to do just to attain or or understand the the information in front of you. The three things you need it to listen, listen to what the instruction is to … Continue reading
Life is always a beginning or so you should want it to be, if not you are dead ,life is stagnant. As a budoka you need to train and look inward to yourself testing yourself and conquering your surroundings . … Continue reading
You must learn your basics first. Budo is a very beautiful piece of art if you are trying to just do budo you are missing key points to your training. You cannot paint or do art without first understanding shapes … Continue reading