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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?"

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Secret Line of Balance

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Balance is and has been a subject in conversations since humans first stood upright. No more so than in most physical discipline and no more so in the disciplines involving martial arts and karate.

Balance is discussed in theory, philosophically, as to technique and physiokinetically not to leave out as applied in fighting, Combative's and for self-defense.

We begin to understand the true nature of balance when we open our eyes to see, allow our tactile sense of touch to feel and open our minds to hear all sounds when we are exposed to the secret of the line of balance.

What is the line of balance? It can be understood as the interdependent elements of opposites. The two halves of the whole. In the surface perception they appear as opposites, you cannot have dark without light, push without pull, and hot without cold.

The entire Universe expresses the line of balance for it is found in the spiral of the helix. The Chinese created a symbol of balance that also expresses the line of balance that together also expresses the surreal harmony that connects all elements of nature, both physically and conceptually. 

The line of balance is a curved line that are and are not symmetrical as seen essentially as a sinuous 'S' curve of two opposing, and complementary, arc's.

The infinity symbol is two lines of balance combined.

The intersecting line in the yin-yang symbol is a line of balance.

The line of balance forms the patterns seen in nature, in a humans features, and the spiraling actions of the sun, moon and Earth as it travels through the cosmos. 

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