Ki The Spirit of the Wirrior

Mataemon Iso, jujutsu master For centuries Eastern warriors have sought to cultivate an extraordinary form of personal power. It is called ki pronounced key in Japan, chi chee in China and prana in India. We really have no one word in English that adequately conveys the full meaning of ki. Approximations include energy, spirit, aura, vitality, breath, life force and inner strength. It's simply ki. Like the businessman or anyone else living at the gut level,...

Developing Joriki Your Power of Concentration in Action

The focused mind can pierce through stone. Japanese maxim Centuries ago there lived a man who had devoted himself completely to kyudo, the Way of the bow. Early one evening he was walking in the mountains when suddenly he saw a flicker of movement in the shadows. It was a tiger, its back arched, ready to pounce. Without hesitation the archer nocked the arrow. Concentrating all his power in the shot, since it might be his last, he let the arrow fly. A direct hit, right in the head. Without...

Leaping into Action Mo chih chu

The fighter is to be always single-minded with one object in view to fight, looking neither backward nor sidewise. To go straight forward in order to crush the enemy is all that is necessary for him. Quick Action in Kyoto and Washington, D.C. Samurai Musashi Miyamoto had already defeated two of the finest swordsmen of the Yoshioka family ryu school of swordsmanship in a field outside Kyoto when a duel with a third champion was arranged for the following morning. Suspecting treachery, Musashi...