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Working with the idea that the martial arts should be a vent for negative emotions and not a means of self-defense, this historian (who is ironically unnamed in the history texts of later eras) synthesized a workable form from his knowledge of many older forms. He called this discipline Anbo-Jyutsu, but among its practitioners it was often called (wrongly and arrogantly) the ultimate advancement in the martial arts. Anbo-Jyutsu is practiced and performed in light-weight armor made out of a material similar to kevlar. Its primary weapon is a staff about five feet long, with a padded weight on one end and a carved air-whistle on the other. In combat, these staves made a low, throbbing noise counterpointed with shrill whistles each time it strikes. However, the most stunning thing about this martial art (besides its impressive appearance) is that it is performed without the benefit of sight All Anbo-Jyutsu armor is built with an attached faceplate which can be lowered or raised. In...
It is my personal belief that BEGINNERS SHOULD BE TAUGHT ALL TYPES OF PUNCHES BEFORE BEING INSTRUCTED IN DEFENSIVE MOVES, for nearly every defensive move should be accompanied by a simultaneous or a delayed counterpunch. You must know how to punch and you must have punching confidence before you can learn aggressive defense.
The xinxing referred to in Falun Gong cannot be fully encompassed by virtue alone. It encompasses much more than virtue. It encompasses many different facets of things, including those of virtue. Virtue is only one manifestation of one's xinxing, so using only virtue to understand the meaning of xinxing is inadequate. Xinxing encompasses how to deal with the two matters of gain and loss. Gain is to gain conformity to the nature of the universe. The nature that comprises the universe is Zhen-Shan-Ren. A cultivator's degree of conformity to the nature of the universe is reflected in the amount of his or her virtue. Loss is to abandon negative thoughts and behaviors, such as greed, the pursuit of personal gain, lust, desire, killing, fighting, theft, robbery, deception, jealousy, etc. If one is to cultivate to high levels, one also needs to break with the pursuit of desires, something inherent in humans. In other words, one should let go of all attachments and take lightly all matters of...
There is still another issue concerning this matter. As we know, we practitioners carry energy in our bodies. Now about 80 to 90 of the people here from this class will not only recover from their illnesses but also grow some cultivation energy. Thus, your body is carrying very powerful energy. The energy you carry in your body and your current Xinxing are not proportional. Your cultivation energy is temporarily high because it has been promoted instantly. Your Xinxing is being upgraded at the moment. Gradually, you will catch up with your cultivation energy. You are certain to catch up within this period of time. As a result, we have promoted your cultivation energy in advance. In other words, you have got a certain amount of energy now. Because energy cultivated from the Orthodox Law is upright and compassionate, everyone sitting here all feels an atmosphere of serenity and compassion. I have cultivated myself this way, and carry such a thing with me. Everyone sitting here can feel...
Perceptions of the external world, and both the ordinary mind and the external world are comprised of, and compromised by, a certain degree of illusion. For example, when we are perceiving the external world we cannot know our minds at the same moment. Therefore, we are tempted by the external world and our minds are controlled by the material world. Since we lose control of our minds, greed, hatred and ignorance arise. In Buddhism it is acknowledged that the knowledge gained by human beings is far superior to that gained by other beings. We humans almost try to know everything, yet we do not know ourselves. This is a cognitive bias of ours. When we try to understand the external world we lack the ability to have a complete overview of it. Everything in the phenomenal world is impermanent and constantly changing, but we are always subjectively inferring about the nature of objects that this is their absolute existence and that they will be as they are forever. As a result, human...
Since Grace Wu had a very traditional martial arts background and was also required to study the contemporary wushu in college, I asked her to comment on the differences between the traditional Pa Kua and the contemporary wushu Pa Kua. While she says that she has no negative feelings for either the traditional or
The right approach is particularly important in Ving Tsun as much of its effectiveness depends on having a positive and focused attitude. One major aspect of positiveness in Ving Tsun can be described by the following. When attacked, a Ving Tsun practitioner does not think block but thinks attack . To block is negative thinking. Instead, he tries to be positive when attacked by launching his own attack at the opponent's centre
(7) Not to speak words that are beguiling is to speak words that are moral and beneficial for society. Beguiling words are words that sound nice, but have wrong thoughts and may result in killing, robbery, adultery, falsehood and other sins. They can be meaningless prattle and a waste of time. (10) To be free from wrong views is to have right understanding. This means understanding and accepting the Law of Cause and Effect, the existence of past lives and future lives, the cycle of life and death, the state attainable by the saints and Arahats, and that Bodhisattvas and Buddhas are able to release themselves from the cycle of life and death. Do not let wrong thoughts, such as thoughts that claim death as the end of human existence arise.
It was the Kolat once again who were most active during this era. Ironically, they came to the aid of the Empire once more. The return of one with the blood of the Kami to the throne of Rokugan was anathema to that group's core beliefs, and they were ruthless in their harassment of the Steel Chrysanthemum's forces.
Use the voice inside your head to your advantage. Tell yourself over and over again that you will succeed. Remain positive and confident and results will follow. Every minute of every day is an opportunity to improve your confidence and personal beliefs. Throughout each day, I tell myself that I will be a champion. I convince myself to train hard each and every day. When I wake up in the morning, I view the new day as a chance to improve some aspect of my game. The little voice inside my head repeats positive words to me throughout the day. You must affirm your ability to succeed and your willingness to work hard. Affirmations are positive statements that you can use to replace your negative thoughts. By stating affirmations, you can transform your former self-doubt into positive, vibrant expectations.
Another factor regarding your mental preparation is being able to recover from a setback, which might include a loss when you were expected to win or perhaps an injury mid way through the season. I recall Dan Gable and his athletes getting very emotional when losing. Often times they would cry and be overwhelmed with negative feelings. If you lose in a big tournament you need to let any negative emotions work to motivate you, especially if you have a chance to return and place in that tournament. Focus on the negative too much & you will bury yourself in a hole so deep that you will not be able to get out & refocus your energy towards winning again.
The problem is that, in the smaller cosmos, the hierarchical system actually works. Maybe not in the bigger picture or in the long run, but right now and in the neighborhood, it works. So let's look at this local phenomenon. What is it and why My personal belief, as previously stated, is that it is based on laziness. The universe, in case you hadn't noticed, is a rather big place. What we do is try to bring it down to scale. In attempting to do so, we fall back on certain patterns. The dominant submissive one is relatively easy for us to drop into.
One benefit often missed with the weights is the control of the inner opponent, the inner voice that feeds you with negative thoughts. To put yourself through the pain of a hard session on the weights you have to learn self-control, control over the inner opponent. It is the inner opponent, that
Higher grades in most traditional systems are revered, nay worshiped. This reverence doesn't squash the negative emotions in the way that the martial arts are supposed to in fact it does quite the opposite -it enlarges the ego and encourages many of the negatives that we should be driving out like demons. So we end up with a very high graded, very capable (physically) martial artist that is stuck to a pub bar by the superglue of peer pressure and ignorance. If a bar is threatening, go to a different bar and fuck what anyone else might think about it or you. They say it is a strong man that can walk away -there was never a truer statement. Your ippon should never be defending a space by the bar, or a bit of tarmac on the road. Your ippon should be over-riding all the non-starters and escaping if the circumstances allow. If
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