"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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Blog, What is It?

Compu-toon by Charles Boyce in today's comic said, "Bloggers are mostly struggling authors with a book nowhere is sight." I am still laughing on that one simply because it may be true for me, somewhat. That is not the purpose of this post. I wanted to clarify in my mind what it is that happens in the blog-sphere.

Blog: web log: a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies; (a contraction of the term "web log") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order; website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal while readers may comment on posts; An online journal, published frequently (often daily). Readers can post comments on each journal entry, and so on ...

Journal: a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations; a periodical dedicated to a particular subject; a daily record of events or business; a private journal is usually referred to as a diary, and so on ...

Uh-hum, so what I see here is a blog, for me anyway, is a personal journal (guy term) which is no more that a dairy (gal term) that hold thoughts, ideas, comments, personal views, and so on with an emphasis on "personal."

I wanted to take the time to remind myself that this blog to which the subject is karate and sometimes a slight deviation but always connected to karate/karate-do so that I am "clear" that this is like me writing a journal where the only difference is that it is on the Internet where anyone, anywhere can read it and then provide me feedback.

My blog, my journal, my content ... your comments ... it is not a magazine, newspaper, or any type of official publication, electronic or paper-to-electronic like the New York Times has both paper and on-line publications. These types are not blogs, but publications, this is a blog, a journal, that is it.

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