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Shinkawa wrote:His performance of Seisan is so fast and far away from the Ichi-Ni-San-style, you mentioned.
Van Canna wrote:He would point out that hand conditioning was all an 'inside thing' from the proper practice of sanchin.
Shinkawa wrote:Seisan looks great. That is why i am so interested in Sanseiryu.
Van Canna wrote:All beautiful performances. I notice Master Gushi's breathing pattern not the usual of striking then releasing a tssst breath.He breathes out as he completes the strike.
Van Canna wrote:Why the difference? And where did he learn this different type of breathing?
Bill Glasheen wrote:(...)
The "tsst" done by many is a bit like the finger pointing at the moon rather than the moon itself. George I think understands this as well as anyone, and I'm comfortable with having taken his lessons and made them mine.
Sometimes he breathes with an explosive technique. This isn't the explosive breathing that - in MY opinion - puts the cart before the horse. The best way to describe this comes from Scott Sonnon; he is "being breathed" by his technique. When you open the epiglottis and do core (body wave) contractions to drive your technique, it will happen without even trying.
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