Thread: Ukemi and Kokyu
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:52 PM   #10
David Orange
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Re: Ukemi and Kokyu

Mike Sigman wrote:
What you're talking about is an aspect of the fascia/breath/pressure stuff (although a limited area of it) and what Dan is talking about is the mind-manipulated forces part. True, you can't totally separate them, but to an extent you can certainly view them as separate aspects.
As long as the separation is true and doesn't cut muscle away with the fat. The way I'm using the term requires that the mind direct the breath at the appropriate moments to empower the body to redirect the forces that are acting upn it. That's the essence of kokyu--integration of mind and body via the medium of breath.

Mike Sigman wrote:
So the basic kokyu forces (the jin) are what Dan is talking about and that's different from what you're talking about.
I'm talking about "strength" that is not muscular alone, but muscle and ki, meeting and redirecting the forces that impinge upon the body. It is an integration.


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