"The Author, it must be remembered, writes from his own standpoint!"
My personal "Interpretive" Lens!

"One thing has always been true: That book ... or ... that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend." - Louis L'Amour

"Providing a first step on a path to self-reflection." - C. E. James

"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

Warning, Caveat and Note: The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books.

Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.

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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Ok, now that I have your attention it isn't that big a deal but it is time to stress to the readers of this blog as to my intentions when I write and express things here.

First, I am proficient in the fighting art of Isshinryu. What this means is I can teach the art. It means if I am confronted by someone intent on harming me, from the "monkey dance" format, then I will clean their clock.

Second, I am knowledgeable in regards to self defense. What I mean is if you need to defend yourself in a violent, sudden, explosive attack I am not the guy to go to for training but I can provide guidance in attaining knowledge and then who to go to for instruction/training. I have no real experience in these types of encounters.

The situations I have dealt with in my past may or may not qualify as violent attacks as described on the no nonsense self defense site, and by others as they define sudden and violent encounters.

I can, now and still learning, tell you what you need to learn intellectually and I can suggest persons who would best suit your needs in self defense but I am not qualified to actually teach you hands on self defense except the monkey dance stuff you might encounter in the school yard back home.

In postings I am simply expressing my knowledge, my experience, my understanding, my view, my OPINIONS, etc. Although I should provide which it is when I write, I tend to forget, but, rest assured in most cases I will tell you it is a quote and from whom it comes as well as a bibliography at the end.

When I do it you will see the quotes separated, you will see my comments, thoughts, views and opinions in brackets, and it will be obvious one way or another, but, just in case because every now and then I forget, I put out an alert so no one who visits semi-regularly will misunderstand who and what I am on this blog.

The truth and the facts are important to me and this blog, and others to include my web site book, are there to teach me, so I can learn, and hopefully get others who visit to see a means of questioning themselves and end up encouraging them to seek out more so they can verify, correct, and/or change their perspectives, etc.

Phew, that was a lot and even so maybe not as clear as it could be, but, tough sh$# at least I will keep trying. Think of the never ending story…build on that.

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