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“All I say is by way of discourse, and nothing by way of advice. I should not speak so boldly if it were my due to be believed.” - Montaigne
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
- “Chinkuchi is a whole body action with its roots extending in proper body/mind structure.” My Comment: A somewhat limited explanation and yet it does touch peripherally on the full subject and explanation.
- “Chinkuchi is designed to intensify our physical strengths while simultaneously depleting the adversary of his power.” My Comment: No, it cannot intensify anything. It can be used when holistically understood to assist in teaching one how to apply principles to achieve power and force. It cannot add to or deplete another persons power, force or ability because that would depend on that persons understanding and proficiency in such things. Making such assumptions can be dangerous in the application of self-defense.
- “Chinkuchi is primarily about the relationship we have to our existing conflicts, which for martial artists implies adversarial forces.” My Comment: I have no idea what the heck is being said here, a relationship with existing conflicts? We have no way, except maybe in sport cøntext, to know an adversaries power or forces or abilities in an attack, we are going to have to act in an appropriate way to that kind of chaotic surprise situation.
- “In chinkuchi, proportionality and placement rule power.” My Comment: Proportionality and placement have little to do with power, they are way down on that list of power generation. I can’t even begin to understand what is meant by proportionality. As to placement, that is not governed by chinkuchi and placement is about application of some methodology to a chaotic unknown situation except maybe in sport yet there as well it is unpredictable. Power is ruled by energy, its generation, and to body weight and movement in appropriate ways toward the appropriate situation with everything else a means to enhance things for slight advantages in a fight, combatives and especially self-defense.
- “Chinkuchi training pays particular attention to both the inner and outer form both prior to and during the execution of a move.” My Comment: It sounds like an expression of proper application of fundamental principles of multiple defense methodologies for defense.
- “Chinkuchi is accomplished by a precise combination of breathing, physical tension/relaxation, correct body alignments, concentrated volition and other key causal factors that can heighten the body’s expression of both power and control.” My Comment: There are no casual factors in using violence; the first part actually hinted toward fundamental principles and that is good; there is no expression of a bodies power and control for proper application of principles will instead make the body look less powerful.
- “Chinkuchi’s combative emphasis is upon defeating another person.” My Comment: Chinkuchi is not a philosophy or does it impart some mystical ability to defeat an adversary. Your preparation, training and practice toward your goals has a better chance of getting you to defeat another person on the attack. Chinkuchi is merely a descriptive word used to convey certain concepts that are used to apply principles. Simply just saying it is so does not make it so.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
- Practice and train the relevant expertise to raise skill levels to meet higher levels of demand.
- Enhance your concentration abilities so that you can pay more attention, because attention itself is a pathway into the flow zone.
- Take notice, be aware, when we and others have left the zone of positive good stress and peak performance, so we can apply the apt remedy.
- Look for performance decline.
- Look for wondering attention.
- Look for loss of focus.
- Look for when the other person appears or feels like they are off their game compared to normal.
- Look for when they appear rigid in how they respond to issues in situations.
- Practice (daily) methods that enhance concentration and relax you psychologically.
- Give your brain and body the chance to recover and relax.
- Meditate and breathe accordingly.
- Anything that truly relaxes you.
- Practice mindfulness.
- Meditation, a training exercise for keener attentional focus.
- Any concentration enhancement technique that allows you to focus on A and whenever your mind wanters off to topic B or C, D, E, etc., and you realize that you wondered, bring it back to A again.