Martial Art Science
Kata in Japanese literally means MOULD, as it is traditionally used to mould the body into the Martial Art.
Ying Yang (in Chinese) or In Yo (in Japanese) refers to the two primordial forces of nature and the universe.
The Wave is an expression of power in Yoseikan Budo. There are 10 different Waves.
These are very old but important concepts in Japanese Martial Arts. They represent the 3 entities that have to come together to effectively execute a technique on a non complying opponent in a live scenario.
Sen implies that you never wait for the opponent to take the initiative. Even in defence. You always initiate and therefore control the situation.
The spirit and the mind are blank and not blinded by either the ego (emotions) or the intellect (thoughts).
The 8 Directions govern practically everything in Martial Arts. The awareness of angles is vital to be able to read your opponent's movements and intentions.
There are 3 distances or ranges in Yoseikan Budo
- MA: normal - striking range
- TO MA: long - weapon range
- CHIKA MA: short - grappling range
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