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Old 08-14-2000, 06:32 PM   #1
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So what kind of misogi do you do?

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Old 08-14-2000, 08:10 PM   #2
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Living... all life is misogi-waza.

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Old 08-14-2000, 08:57 PM   #3
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I have found sweeping cigarette ashes off my patio to be great misogi-do. Sometimes I catch myself doing jo kata with the broom, but I try and stop myself before I break something or someone gets hurt =).
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Old 08-14-2000, 11:07 PM   #4
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Ah, Suru-san, we missed you, but bow to you in your latest incarnation.

May the force be with you!
"Be the change you want to see."
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Old 08-27-2000, 04:16 PM   #5
Dan Hover
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akiy wrote:
So what kind of misogi do you do?

-- Jun

I practice

Dan Hover

of course that's my opinion, I could be wrong
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Old 08-31-2000, 02:08 PM   #6
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akiy wrote:
So what kind of misogi do you do?

-- Jun
Breathing exercises are considered misogi (purification ritual). I've done that one mostly.

Another misogi I've done is dousing yourself with a cold bucket of water.

Mostly I do misogi around the New Year's. Although I haven't done it recently, a few years ago I've joined the St. Louis Ki Society in their New Year's misogi weekend. This includes bell misogi, chanting and (of course) river misogi. Jumping into a cold river in January really wakes you up!!

I remember watching O Sensei do the paper wand misogi (he also used a jo in another film clip) in an old AikiNews film from the Hawaii dojo opening. Watching the spiral pattern he made in the air, helped me to devise an entire class on spirals in Aikido techniques.

[Edited by tedehara on September 1, 2000 at 03:12pm]

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Old 09-09-2000, 10:36 PM   #7
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i clean our dojo
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Old 09-14-2000, 03:35 PM   #8
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Circle ego - less waza = misogi

Hi Jun

When you see two people practice.

They both know the waza/

they know it well/

repeating it many times

each one does it as shugyo

the two become one

when you see them, you know for sure
their training is MISOGI.



Ze'ev from Masatake Dojo Rehovot
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Old 09-20-2000, 12:22 AM   #9
Mike Collins
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I've just finished a fairly major remodel of my home. At first it was just a pain-in-the-butt lot of work, and it interfered with my training. After a short while I began to see it as a kind of misogi.

I had been very keyed into training and work for a lot of years, and had let my house go; this was a good chance to clean up some of that karma and "weed my garden", restore a bit of balance to my life. After I began to see it that way, it got a bit easier.

I thought that was an interesting thing. But it's nice to be back training.
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