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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.


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Principles and Gokui Connections


PRINCIPLES OF THEORY
Universality, Control, Efficiency, Lengthen Our Line, Percentage Principle, Std of Infinite Measure, Power Paradox, Ratio, Simplicity, Natural Action, Michelangelo Principle, Reciprocity, Opponents as Illusions, Reflexive Action, Training Truth, Imperception and Deception.

PRINCIPLES OF PHYSIOKINETIC
Breathing, Posture, Triangle Guard, Centerline, Primary Gate, Spinal Alignment, Axis, Minor Axis, Structure, Heaviness, Relaxation, Wave Energy, Convergence, Centeredness, Triangulation Point, The Dynamic Sphere, Body-Mind, Void, Centripetal Force, Centrifugal Force, Sequential Locking & Sequential Relaxation, Peripheral Vision, Tactile Sensitivity, Rooting.

PRINCIPLES OF TECHNIQUE
Techniques vs. Technique, Equal Rights, Compliment, Kobo Ichi, Economical Motion, Active Movement, Positioning, Angling, Leading Control, Complex Forces, Indirect Pressure, Live Energy & Dead Energy, Torsion & Pinning, Speed, Timing, Rhythm, Balance, Reactive Control, Natural & Unnatural Motion, Weak Link, Non-Telegraphing, Extension and Penetration.

PRINCIPLES OF PHILOSOPHY
Mind, Mushin, Kime, Non-intention, Yin-Yang, Oneness, Zanshin & Being, Non-action, Character, The Empty Cup.

Ken-po Goku-i:

A person's heart if the same as heaven and earth. The blood circulating is similar to the sun and moon. The manner drinking (inhaling) and spitting (exhaling) is either hard or soft. A person's unbalance is the same as a weight.  The body should be able to change directions at any time. The time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself. The eyes must see all sides. The ears must listen in all directions. The mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction. 

or as I like to write them: "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."

The ken-po goku-i relates to the fundamental principles of martial arts. All nine, as I write my gokui, are based on older theories about martial systems that have been vetted into actual strategies, tactics and techniques/combinations, etc. 

The first two lines speak toward philosophies. The next seven lines speak toward physiokinetics and techniques. 

If you study the gokui and the principles long enough and then actually bring them to life in your practice and training all of the principles will be referenced within the meaning of the gokui. 

Look toward symbolism within the gokui to discover the principles as they are applied toward martial systems in practice, training and applications. The gokui is a more philosophical driven fundamental from the ancient studies of the sensei who came before us while the principles are a direct foundation on which all systems function. 

As with all things in martial arts or any mental-physical-spiritual discipline encompass all four principles of theory, physiokinetics, techniques, and philosophies. It is our connection to the heritage that is martial arts from a connection to the ancient classics along with the historical training and practice that is tradition and of a classical nature the bore us modern martial systems. 

Look at the connection to our past to discover how we can make it work for our current time, moment to moment. The old adage of learning from our past so as to not repeat it in the presence applies. We don't want to lose that connection to the past as that is what teaches us holistically to discover what is relevant for present times while creating a new connection that will soon become the future.

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