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"The Kata"

Postby KerryM » Sat Feb 01, 2003 12:46 am

Found this in our stuff:

"The Kata"
Master Tsutomu Nakahodo

The kata holds the key to your studies. Study everyday, very slow and a little bit at a time. Study very hard when you are with your teacher at their dojo. Listen when they tell you of very small things, as these keys are very very deep and very hidden. Karate is technique, speed and power. Knowledge is most important in all these areas which can not exsist without sanchin...sanchin hole the key to spirit...sanchin is in all your studies.

August 12 1983


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Postby Van Canna » Sat Feb 01, 2003 12:49 am

He is the man! :D
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Postby Jackie Olsen » Tue Feb 04, 2003 3:12 pm

He certainly is... during the past 3 years of injuries, slow sanchins was about all I could do. But since the key to growth is to learn what you've won by losing ... doing Sanchin slow and with awareness taught me much about soft power.

Thanks for sharing, Kerry.
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Postby Jackie Olsen » Tue Feb 04, 2003 8:08 pm

Found this quote that made me think ...

The ancient Masters were profound & subtle.
Their wisdom was unfathomable.
There is no way to describe it;
all we can describe is their appearance.

Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?
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Postby LeeDarrow » Fri Feb 07, 2003 10:12 pm

Kata

When first I learned,
I moved poorly
legs and arms like blocks of wood later battered

When next I learned
Power was in anger
or force
or in pushing away the hurts of the world

When next I learned came balance,
concentration and true power
in the flow of the natural
movements of my body
directed by my mind

When next I learned
there was kata
no mind
no thought
no movement

Just kata.

Being.


Living.


The beginning of Knowledge.


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http://www.leedarrow.com
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Postby Jackie Olsen » Sun Feb 09, 2003 3:54 pm

Beautiful, Lee,

I remember that anger stage quite well ... your poem reflects the importance of just being ... thank you.
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