Archive for January, 2015

The emergence of the question it is the first step on the path of knowledge.
a true teacher encourage his students to ask questions and guide them toward in finding the answers.

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into a theory very much simplified, the pedagogy can be divided into two categories.

the first one is that in which the student try to imitate the teacher until he becomes most often a kind of younger copy of the master.
in the Martial Arts field that can be associated with Koryu where the transmission is not limited only to techniques but also include a set of ethical and moral values.

the second one is based on transmission of a set of techniques strongly linked to a curriculum and a time interval.
this case, somehow correlated with a sports side, the information are summarizing much better, the results appear much earlier but these is no longer a whole life experience.
this method can be specify to Gendai Budō established after the Japanese Meiji Restoration.

based on my own experience, I noticed that generally most practitioners of Gendai Budō are trying to keep some traditional aspects like etiquette, ceremonial phrases or specific gestures which can occur at certain moments of the training.

it is not important what type of doctrine you choose, as long is not lost the essence for which everyone practice, namely, to become a better person in the society in which are living.

the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.

complete or partial reproduction of the information and images contained in this blog, without the written permission of the author is prohibited and is punishable under law.

In order to have a generally valid truth in the area of Kenjutsu there must be a single system widely accepted to which you can relate.

as there is not available a such universal method, it can be only discussions about the subjectivity of different styles, teaching ways, context where the evaluation structure is always directly inter-connected to the system to which reference is made.

more specifically, only and exclusively inside of a specific martial style you can have specific waza: body posture, sword position, sliding, cut, parry, etc
by relating yourself to that distinct school, you can perform a technique more or less correctly, considering a clear set of parameters.

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but, once you overcome the stylistic barrier, what a school recommends may be completely different or even incorrect according to other traditions, even if in many cases them are somehow related or with common backgrounds.

perhaps here becomes in the clearest way the notion of martial branch or Ha.

so, how can you say with 100% certainty what is right and what is wrong from a fundamental perspective, as long as there is no such a thing ?

the only one generally valid truth, common to all styles and all Martial Arts, is that the practitioner must follow a path which that he is identified in that moment of his life and which fold into a larger proportion to his physically and psychologically pattern.

when you really get to understand these issues, there are no postures, forms and techniques.

from this point of view, is not enough to dream, but to be able to turn your dream into reality.

the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.

complete or partial reproduction of the information and images contained in this blog, without the written permission of the author is prohibited and is punishable under law.

The modern Martial Arts are no longer secret, but the way in which every practitioner relate to them can be filled with many secrets.

no matter how much you will try to relate to a model, because in the end it’s all about personal ways of thinking and personal perception, where the subjectively sphere show her own true power.

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in everything you do, always you will face these five secrets:

the indistinct truth in front of your eyes is a secret.
a thing that you can see it, but you are not aware of it, remains a secret.
a thing you do not understand, is also a secret.
everything which it seems trivial, in most cases at a closer look it is hiding a secret.
all the great things which are shown as simple things, are actually secrets.

the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.

complete or partial reproduction of the information and images contained in this blog, without the written permission of the author is prohibited and is punishable under law.

As I said in many articles before this one, the idea of contemporary perception about Martial Arts is totally different than the activity which involves combat techniques, simply because the last ones can be included in the first category, but not mandatory.

the essence of a true Martial Art it not lies just in a good physical condition, or just in philosophy, or just in etiquette, but rather in a blend of this ideas in different proportions which varies from person to person or from Dojo to Dojo.

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on this perception, there is not just only one possible method or one single and exclusively approach through which you can achieve  the outcome you seek, if you are not able to understand and to externalize your true self, and if you do not follow your own true path, you  will always lose whatever your opponent will be.

the Martial Art should not be a goal in itself, because then it transforms and becomes characterized only by the technical aspects like as  positions, angles or strengths ratio balance.

in my opinion, first and foremost, the Martial Art is a method whereby the practitioner can develop the true self, can express his will and  his identity.
even if technically a move you perform is not even that good, as long as it makes you happy and helps you eager to get beyond yourself, is more than enough for the most part.

I am sure that, beyond this aspects, there are no true shapes, patterns or directions.

the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.

complete or partial reproduction of the information and images contained in this blog, without the written permission of the author is prohibited and is punishable under law.