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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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Heart - Consciousness

A person's HEART is the same as Heaven and Earth. The first tome of the ken-po goku-i. [Note: I was using both tome and pome until I found that pome is a fleshy fruit…giggle har har …]

In the Chinese book of Life it speaks of heaven, earth, man, etc. to include many references to "heart." In one particular instance it mentions heart with consciousness in parenthesis. Do they refer to man who is an alert or in an alert cognitive state where they are fully aware of themselves, their situation; both internally and externally?

Do they mean and does the ken-po goku-i mean that a person (man) must practice until they achieve a connection and rhythm that parallels that of Heaven and Earth. Referring to this book and its inferences to the I Ching, which is used for divination or shall we say fortune telling, can we imply that our practice in Isshinryu will be a singular form that transcends the mere physical allowing us to achieve the intent of the styles creator?

The section of the book of life makes a direct reference to Heaven, the creative, as one dark line which enters and becomes master with the result that the heart (of man/person consciousness) develops in dependence on things, is directed outward, and is tossed about on the stream. It goes on to reference the "light" which also means energy which we can imply to being "Chi or Ki energy." It tells us that we circulate the light (energy) within us (man/person) in order to achieve a level with Heaven and Earth.

Shall we contemplate this as a part of the intent when studying these terse tome's of the I Ching called the ken-po goku-i? I know I will!

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