All classical #martialarts share a single identical #bodymechanics principle: every movement starts from the hips, the axis of the human body.
By referring to that, it is undebatable that a strong (not solely implying on muscular strength) movement relies on a strong, compact, and solid core.
It is possible to test our own body while doing the #waza , we can ask someone to check whether our spine is straight during the movement, because if we don't keep our spine straight while executing a technique, sooner or later we are going to have a problem.
The principles of #bodymechanics related to martial art relies heavily on posture, it utilize the whole back muscles, glutes, the abdomen, and the whole legs, while the hand movement will execute the final stage of the entire kinetic chain that started from the hips, neglecting one part of this chain will end up in an inefficient and ineffective execution, or worse, it will risk an injury on either party. So mind your posture while training, even from the very start, that is while on #seiza or #rei#aikido#aikidoindonesia aikidoindo #aikidojogja#aikishidoukai#dojo#japanesemartialarts#budo#hakama#tenbinnage#igmartialart#bodystructure#biomechanics
Yesterday Sensei Douglas Mortley presented an amazing seminar at the Kodai Shorinji Ryu Hombu Dojo. His wealth of knowledge is truly remarkable. Topics included Traditional Karate, Tai Chi Chuan, Kobudo, Aiki-Jujutsu, strategy, philosophy, and more. For more information on these seminars and training in Shorinji Ryu please contact the Vancouver Dojo. #karate#taichichuan#jujutsu#kobudo
Today's prompt word was #graceful , and although this was immediate it's also a long story. I have been practising martial arts since I was a teenager, and had been wanting since I was a child. Many years brought me into different dojos and exploring different styles. What I've learned is that ultimately MA is one: different styles and disciplines might describe it differently but in the end each is only a point of view on the very same thing. As a practitioner you need to let this truth in and be one with MA.
So there was this movie back from the early years of the millennia, 'Bulletproof Monk' (it kind of got better with age), right from when I started practising MA myself. I think this quote happens to describe very well what it means, for me, to be a MA practitioner: " It's not about anger - it's about peace. It's not about power - it's about grace. It's not about knowing your enemy - it's about knowing yourself." And I would add "It's not about venting, it's about learning" .
I drew myself back in the first years of practise, with a perpetual yellow belt because I was often a beginner in the style, in a urban Dojo, still somewhat confused and intimidated as I was, but lead by the gentle teachings of the Nameless Monk. And cranes.
- Balance of our life -
Triangle, Circle, Square.
Triangle is the force to start.
Circle is to continue to run peacefuly.
Square to settle down for organizing sometime.
Bigger triangle takes bigger circle to continue, and bigger circle takes bigger square to stop. Sometime, it's hard to find them.
That's why I'd like to make small triangles each time to create small circles.
And, make small squares to stop.
Some people may think that's very boring.
But, that's all it takes to Keep me hanging on,
And, makes me happy.
#vehicle#ship#japanesemartialarts#aikidoka#balance of #life#triangle#circle#square#happiness is not a #size of your #shape#behappytobe#whereveryouare @best.of.sandiego