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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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Four Corners of the Kenpo Gokui

Boyd Sensei submitted his short version of what is only one translation of the gokui. His curt version is, "Harmony, Balance, Adaptability, and Awareness".

To achieve harmony one must endeavor to bring heaven, earth, and humanity into "one" which results in harmony. We achieve this by first practicing the physical or training the mind so they body will unite with it into perfect balance creating "spirit".

The world as we know it in this dimension or sphere consists of the hard and soft or the Yin and Yang or the In-Yo which when in harmony balances with slight shifts either yin or yang with a result of returning to equilibrium or balance. This is life as we strive to achieve through this one singular practice of "karate-do".

To achieve harmony we must teach ourselves to remain in the present moment for to remain in the moment is heavens "present" to us in our human form. We achieve flexibility in our thoughts and actions when remaining in the moment of practice thus allowing us to learn and achieve that same adaptability in life's ever changing encounters.

Harmony is awareness of our spirit and the spirit is our soul or that which we connect directly into the universe or the "Tao". We must be aware of our ego's, our actions, our thoughts, our spirit, our bodies, our intake of air | sustenance | Tao so we may also be aware of the less important things we encounter in life such as life, death, pain, suffering, joy, and so on.

The gokui provides us the links to the many strings of energy that directly or indirectly effect our aura's, spirit, and physical beings until we return to the Tao.

Study the gokui and connect to the ultimate energy through our practice and training.

Boyd, Charles. Kenpo Gokui. Isshinkai Yahoo Group Post 2009.

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