"The Author, it must be remembered, writes from his own standpoint!"
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"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?"

All Bottles are Truly Good

All Bottles are Truly Good

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All Bottles Are “Truly” Good

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They are all good provided they all utilize all principles to achieve each bottles goals. Look at systems and/or styles as the different bottles as can be seen represented or symbolized in the graphic created and shown herein. Systems and styles are simply unique human signatures toward a unique perspective and perception of application of principles toward a goal of defense, i.e., fighting, combatives and self-defense, etc.

In truth there are not real systems or styles that create separate applications but simply principles applied in a completely and human unique way, a way that allows distinctions to make each creator seem unique and special. A complete and total human distinction unrelated toward the physics of human bodies in application of power and force to achieve a fighting, combative and defense goal of conflict and violence. 

Every single one of the so-called systems or styles is a slight variation of human application of principles that has only one requirement in that the principles cannot be compromised in application or it lessons the system or style in its applied efficiency in power and force to attain one’s goals. The actual principle of physiokinetics that drive such unique signatures is, “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 and sequential relaxation, peripheral vision, tactile sensitivity, rooting, attack hubs, attack posture, possibly the chemical cocktail, Multiple Methodologies [actual tactics and attack methodologies of impacts, drives (pushes), pulls, twists, takedowns/throws and compression, etc.”

To further express how all bottles are good you remove the distinction of each bottle representing a different system or style and you represent it as six unique bottles to represent the principles of, “Theory” and “Physiokinetic” and “Technique” and “Philosophy” and “Self-defense” and finally “Chemical Cocktail.” Each of these bottles transcends any and all human perceptions and distinctions that make for systems and styles over principle based combative systems and the best part of principle based distinctions is it covers a complete system rather than just a focus on techniques based training with just enough physiokinetics to make it look good in the performance of the competitive dance of kata competition, etc.

All bottles are good transcends the original distinction of the obvious and book cover representation of systems or styles such as, “Goju-ryu, Uechi-ryu or Isshin-ryu, etc.” This is not meant to degrade or denigrate or dismiss such distinctions but to stretch the mind to consider the deepest meaning and the very essence of such practices and disciplines, going past symbolic representations of descriptive ego based naming conventions. 

All those systems and styles have great value in distinquishing the effort and achievements of the men who created them into long standing models to be shared in a unique tribe like group dynamic driven way. The very fact that such men of distinciton could create is awesome but to allow that to overshadow the core of such disciplines, the principle based discipline, toward an ego boosting way would not be true to the men who created them and to those who would practice and pass down to others those systems and styles.

Passing it down becomes critically important to the system or style history and meaning because to remove such foundational supportive aspects of those same systems tends to degrade the system or style over time as passed form hand to hand. To truly pass down the complete and holistic system or style of a founder is to embrace it from the very seed of its birth to the full spread of its entire roots, base, branches down to each and every leaf on the tree we would name and label as, “Isshinryu, Gojuryu and Uechiryu and so on ad infinitum.” 

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