So how many folks here 'steal' stuff?

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by IronMaiden1991, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    I'm looking into cane stuff, so you could get me a combat cane :D

    I figure with my hips and knees, a cane is probably in my future as a permanent appendage, might as well figure out how to use one
  2. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    I've noticed there are a lot of options for learning the cane. Don't tai chi, savate, hapkido and bartitsu all have a syllabus for the cane?
  3. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I'm really interested in la canne, the French stick art.
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  4. barongan

    barongan New Member

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  5. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    Grond, who is this guy?

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  6. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    Sorry for being vague. That young man is Funakoshi "Shoto" Gichin Sensei, the founder of Shotokan Karate. He was an Okinawan master who brought Karate to Japan. Well before he got older, and much, much better at Karate. :D I basically made his 20 precepts part of my daily plan for the rest of my life, as a young boy. I copied and pasted these, so I don't know how good or bad the translation is, but on skimming it seems about what I remember.

    Karate begins with courtesy and ends with courtesy.
    There is no first attack in Karate.
    Karate is an aid to justice.
    First control yourself before attempting to control others.
    Spirit first, technique second.
    Always be ready to release your mind.
    Accidents arise from negligence.
    Do not think that Karate training is only in the dojo.
    It will take your entire life to learn Karate; there is no limit.
    Put your everyday living into Karate and you will find "Myo" (subtle secrets).
    Karate is like boiling water. If you do not heat it constantly, it will cool.
    Do not think that you have to win, think rather that you do not have to lose.
    Victory depends on your ability to distinguish vulnerable points from invulnerable ones.
    The battle is according to how you move guarded and unguarded (move according to your opponent).
    Think of your hands and feet as swords.
    When you leave home, think that you have numerous opponents waiting for you. It is your behaviour that invites trouble from them.
    Beginners must master low stance and posture, natural body positions are for the advanced.
    Practicing a kata is one thing, engaging in a real fight is another.
    Do not forget to correctly apply: strength and weakness of power, stretching and contraction of the body and slowness and speed of techniques.
    Always think and devise ways to live the precepts every day.
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