Thread: torifune and IS
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:36 PM   #33
Andrew S
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Re: torifune and IS

Just to throw some confusion in there...
A few weeks back I was watching some light entertainment on TV. One of the "contestants" on the program wanted a mental edge on her competitors, so she went off to do some takigyo (meditation under a waterfall)
I had always assumed this was a Zen practice or Buddhist practice, but she did it under the guidance of a Shinto priest.

Prior to hitting the water, the priest started singing some kind of hymn. As he was singing, he rapidly shifted his weight forwards and backwards, thrusting his hands out on the forward movement, bringing them back to his tanden on the backward movement...
funakogi or torifune!

Was this Ueshiba's source - misogi?

Warning: Do not bend, fold or otherwise abuse... until we get to the dojo..

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