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"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon

"What is true today may be reevaluated as false not long after. Judgements are frequently based upon a set of "temporary" circumstances surrounding them. Conflicting ideologies can exist simultaneously. Antagonistic dualities are complementary aspects of a unified whole: are seen as mutually dependent mirror images of each other." - Nahum Stiskin

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Kenpo Gokui

The lines of the ken-po goku-i are set from an atomistic aspect simply because it is the manner in which the brain learns. Its nature is completely holistic and like the I Ching must be in a form that promotes learning and understanding so a person can see, hear and grasp the nature of a holistic system. The gokui is a method to teach us how to be holistic. Its terseness is the best that can be done to convey its holistic meaning.

A person's heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while the blood circulating is similar to the Sun and Moon yet the manner of drinking and spitting is either soft or hard while a person's unbalance is the same as a weight and the body should be able to change direction at any time as the time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself and both the eyes must see all sides as the ears must listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction.

A person’s heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while circulatory system is similar to the cycles of the moon and sun yet the breathing methods are either hard or soft while one’s posture should allow one to advance, retreat, engage, and disengage as the body should be able to act in accordance with time and change so that one must enter a state of emptiness (mushin/zanshin) allowing the eyes must see all sides and the ears should listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction. - My rendition per translation from Andy Sloane Sensei.

Master Zeng said, "Am I preaching what I have not practiced myself?"

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Sequence Four

weight | advance | retreat | disengage | engage

weight - could this be our bodies as to how it reacts when out of kilter in relation to advancing and retreating from an attacker; does it mean our weight used to manipulate an attacker while we engage and disengage using timing and distancing in advancing and retreating from that attacker. Weight may also mean the weight of responsibility in practice and training or in life with various life situations both bad and good; or it may be a weight used ...

advance - could this refer to what I spoke of above in the manner in which we advance on an attacker when counter-attacking their attack by using our bodies weight to cause a disruption in an attackers weight and thus unbalance them; could this refer to how it interacts when engaging; when disengaging...

retreat - is this literal as in retreating or putting proper distance between yourself and the attacker thus causing them to have to shift their weight in order to advance on us thus putting us in the position to advance and engage; is this to retreat within ourselves away from the world or life so we may contemplate our inner self to improve where we advance on our foibles to engage in understanding them then defeat them allowing us to retreat away from that moment and to engage other foibles until we reach a level where they become nothing in that moment.

disengage - to remove ourselves from the environment; to remove ourselves from the influences of our ego's; to remove ourselves from the influences put upon us by others and their ego's; to disengage from actual combat or hand to hand combat enabling us to disengage so we may advance and engage with superior weight, balance, focus, timing, and energy...

engage - to move forward in life and receive the influences that we encounter so we may "see" it as it really is and thus by engaging actively in it we can overcome and become more; to engage our ego's and see them as they really are and what they really mean to us on a spiritual level; to engage the attacker with a counter-attack thus advancing our objective of being safe.

A persons unbalance is the same as a weight.

This seems so literal in its translation. One must practice so that when encountering an attacker their balance, form, body alignment, energy, focus, timing, shifting, stances, and techniques are superior thus causing the attacker to become unbalanced so they fall as would dead weight when dropped. An unbalance persons is focused on regaining balance while a balance person is focused on technique and all its connected qualities. If we fail to attain proficiency in our lives we then fall out of balance and open the gates to low energy that attracts other low energies that cause disruption in life as if being held down by a heavy weight...

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