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A couple vids of me throwing (knives, not bodies)
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Distance

Closer

Grouping

First time I have taken vids of it... Worrying about a vid throws you off your flow a bit -- but overall had a good session. Its not about the sticking of the knife - but the focus on the movement within.

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Re: THROWING, Throwing and throwing
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:) it was a freeform thought.

Let me take a sec to clarify:

A few years ago, Doug (Fudoshin here on Kutaki) came and did a class that i was at.

He was demonstrating the fact that even though his body appeared to be still - he was still always in motion. The stillness was an illusion - the movements never stopped - it was the movement of *feeling* that was a continuous flow.

When throwing a knife - the movement you make with your body is the same as when youre cutting with a blade, or throwing a person. The rotation of the hips driving the whole movement.

In training this weekend - I was demonstrating the movement used when throwing a knife - then applying the same movement to throwing Ed. The control of the Uke when the movement is properly done from the hip is precise.

We were throwing onto a thicker pad so that we could throw harder (and more often) - and we would start about 5 to 8 feet from the pad. The uke would come in with some sort of attack and we would engage and get them laoded - and move towards the pad and drop them onto a specific spot on the pad.

When your moving properly, you can effectively carry the uke (all 200 pounds of him) as if he weighs 5 pounds. You can control exactly where he falls.

This was not about the technique - it was about the principle of the movement that we were doing - that in the smallest of movements you can see all the possibilities. That you can SEE through the movement of your hips.

Ill video the throwing, its very tough to put into words.

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THROWING, Throwing and throwing
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Some pent up thoughts I'd like to share and get feedback on....


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I have a very busy life. I have to find the opportunity to apply principle when I can. The best method for movement revelations come to me through throwing knives.

Position Leverage and Balance. These are the principles to internalize - that must become first nature, in order to grok the feeling of universal movement.

Movement always is.
Stillness is an illusion:
Understand rhythm.

Distance between points?
Shortest is not a straight line.
It is Now. Instant.

In order to understand speed, power, balance, leverage, positioning; "never stop walking".

So, in throwing knives - you can look at all the types of movement - from sword, to throws, punches, staff, etc.

To be able to look into the depths of the universe through that which is before you.

The focus is on hip rotation. Hip movement - movement as a unit.

The reason its movement as a unit is that you understand that there is only one source - the center. It seems as though each element of your body is taking its various independent action, but it is not. Proper movement all results in the control of the overall Position Leverage and Balance. All coming from the source of your movement.

The oscillating spiral and circular motion of the hips. All power comes from this movement. The more you open your awareness to the gateway to energy that hips are, every action, every weapon, every movement is enhanced and refined.

its all in the hips.

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visiting Japan Sunday through Thursday
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Please forgive this post, as there may be answers buried in this section;

I just found out I need to leave for Japan on Sunday (1/6/08) and will be staying until the 10th, and wont have the time to research what i need to do before I go.

I only have 2 meetings while there (on wednesday) and would like to go to hombu and / or meet up with others...

If you could be so kind as to give me some advice on how to find honbu (I havent been to Japan before) from Shibuya area.

Anyone, please email me at sam@sstave dot com if you could help me out.

Appreciated,

Sam

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Re: Knowledge Big K
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I attempted to lock this thread for a bit as I was hoping that people could take a step back from it for a few days and cool off.

Ill re lock it now.

The problem I see here is a lot of pomposity and each person attacking the perspectives of others as if their perspective is better than another without actually making their own foundation solid. There is a lot of talk about incongruous terms - but poor attempt at each defining their terms without it turning into personal insults.

Robert, as far as your "I'm ok, you're ok, etc.." quote, I assume you were referring to what I wrote, and no that was not what I was saying at all.

I wasn't at all saying that we should "all just get along" I was saying that each person should look at their posts and not be an asshole. I see a lot of assholes in this thread and I don't care about peoples rank, schooling or *where* they train.

I specifically stated that we should show the same level of respect in this board as we do on the mat/in the dojo.

If the personal attacks here are indicative of how people train I think few people in here would want to train together.

Don't read more into that than I am writing either.

Lets take a few days away from this thread.

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I'll refrain from getting involved in the thread as I try to remain impartial to the views such that discussion can continue without the moderator "taking sides"...

I refer to "it" as The Mode - a state of consciousness that defies explanation and also defense in such forums. People can argue of techniques, philosophies, or whatever - in the end its foolish for any one person to believe they have the final answer.

Training earnestly will continually reveal challenges through intrapersonal dynamics that are unique to each person - learning from these and continually moving forward are important. As important is interpersonal aspect, as many people need the collaborative environment with others to act as the catalyst for the intrapersonal developments.

so, if we view this forum as much as a part of the dojo, and we treat eachother with as much respect here as we do on the mat, we will expand the envelop of experience within which we are aware of how universe reveals itself.

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I agree with Darren.

Thanks for posting that.

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Re: Small thought on movement
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Beautiful response...

reminds me of the intent haiku I posted here:

Intent;

Its like a funnel,
Pouring energy down, through
to experience.

Formlessness to form
through ones mindfull willingness.
Intent creates all.

Giving thanks allows,
for one to keep on flowing -
a natural state.

Looking deep within,
for only movement exists.
Still - is illusion.

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Small thought on movement
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Moving the following from the thread located at:

http://www.kutaki.org/modules/newbb/v ... pic_id=3324&forum=6&type=

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Observations and thoughts:::


The thing I find about Shinden Fudo Ryu - and all movement withing budo;


There is always movement. When you watch the videos posted in the original first post in this thread you can see that in all the movements, while they are broken down into steps for training purposes - the actual movements are specifically unified movements from the center of the Hips.

with the actual steering point slightly below and behind the Sacrum (maybe thats where we get fulcrum)

When we talk about the Immovable Heart - we are talking about the ability to ACT in the face of any situation. Free from the limitations imposed by fear, free from hesitation's destructive affect on timing.

Truly the conscious operating from intrinsic connection to source.

When you begin to see and embody the mastery of movement within Budo/Bujinkan/Taijutsu - you begin to realize how infinitely reflected the entire universe is in your finite presence.

When I previously used to contemplate the "now" I was always fooled into thinking the Now was a stand-still moment. The Present.

Now is Always.

I am Always Moving
I am Always Healing
I am Always Learning
I am Always manifesting infinity
I am ALWAYS now.

Now is simply all things (moving, healing, learning, etc) rolled up in the ALL WAYS.

Now is.

Always is what it is to Be.

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Re: Video clips for theme of the year
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Observations and thoughts:::


The thing I find about Shinden Fudo Ryu - and all movement withing budo;


There is always movement. When you watch the videos posted in the original first post in this thread you can see that in all the movements, while they are broken down into steps for training purposes - the actual movements are specifically unified movements from the center of the Hips.

with the actual steering point slightly below and behind the Sacrum (maybe thats where we get fulcrum)

When we talk about the Immovable Heart - we are talking about the ability to ACT in the face of any situation. Free from the limitations imposed by fear, free from hesitation's destructive affect on timing.

Truly the conscious operating from intrinsic connection to source.

When you begin to see and embody the mastery of movement within Budo/Bujinkan/Taijutsu - you begin to realize how infinitely reflected the entire universe is in your finite presence.

When I previously used to contemplate the "now" I was always fooled into thinking the Now was a stand-still moment. The Present.

Now is Always.

I am Always Moving
I am Always Healing
I am Always Learning
I am Always manifesting infinity
I am ALWAYS now.

Now is simply all things (moving, healing, learning, etc) rolled up in the ALL WAYS.

Now is.

Always is what it is to Be.

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