Samurai no Kokoroe – Lesson 6

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Samurai no Kokoroe

Bushin Ryu

Lesson 6

 

Live without regrets, ( Koto ni oite kokaisezu )

This is a double edged admonition.
First, do not wallow in regret. Take responsibility for your actions and your mistakes, learn from them. Then put them behind you. Accept the fact that the past cannot be undone, find something of value from your ...
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Analysis is Paralysis (Part 1)

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“Analysis is Paralysis” Part I

 

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As we pursue our training in Bushin Ryu, each and every student encounters their difficulties with technique.  Some of these things may be universal issues that most students share at one point or another.  One easy example is doing rolls and other basic forms of ukemi.  All students have similar problems when learning how to roll properly.  ...

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Fighting Mind

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Losing the Fighting Mind

In Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu a major focus that I teach is a lesson in losing what I call the “Fighting Mind”. The mind which focuses on being “right” all the time. The minds that see the world from their one and only single vantage point. There are some people in this world that simply must have their viewpoint made legitimate because of their own egos and inability to be flexible of mind, which ...

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The Beginner’s Mind – The Role of a Martial Arts Student

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The Beginner’s Mind – The Role of a Martial Arts Student

A lot of times in the martial arts we talk about obtaining and cultivating a beginner’s mind. The context of which is usually referencing those of us who have a history with martial arts training. It is an invaluable tool as an experienced martial artist because it allows us to step away from what we believe we know and reexamine our own knowledge base in an effort to obtain new ...

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