Thursday, April 20, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
As researched and collected by Asi Shnabel:
- Our back should always be straight, light and flexible, never bent!
- Awareness should be put on firming the legs in the ground and utilizing hips & knees.
- Arms always project forward, never stretched backwards, pulled nor flexed (“ORENAITE”).
- Always be aware of the “Sword-arms” (“TE-KATANA”)!
- Expand your body’s aura, project forward (“KI-BARI”).
- Practice should be always relaxed and with a peaceful spirit.
- Proper use of breath-power (“KOKYU”).
- Work always originates in the center/hips (“HARA”).
- Performance should be sharp as a sword, quick as thunder, and economical.
- Movement should be fluent and free, never tight or manipulated (“NAGARE”).
- Always keep a proper effective distance from one’s partner (“MA-AI”)
- Always link one’s body towards the partner’s (“MUSUBI”) for best communication.
- Always be fully aware of the environment and all partners. Never lock one’s focus on any object alone.
- Perform all techniques with a true intention, focus and spirit, both as UKE and as NAGE (“MAKOTO”).This is of utmost importance since it stresses that the pure devotion & intention dictates the quality of our performance. Never trust the techniques to win for us but constantly polish ourselves and our spirit through practicing them.