Hara (腹) is a Japanese word for stomach, while Gei (芸) means art. Although, in martial arts hidden behind this word is a complete principle of internal and external communication through getting to know one’s self and timely discovery of the changes that are happening around. The teachers of Zen, centuries ago taught that breathing with Hara (stomach) cleanses the mind of all thoughts and enables a deeper perspective in one’s self. That exact view of the internal and external changes, is believed to give the warrior an opportunity to sense the danger in time and take action. This type of training that cultivates the inner energy, the famous zen-monk Takuan Soho called it „the exercise of the immovable mind“.
Imagine this scenario – You and Your opponent are two meters apart with pointed katana towards each other’s heart. The tension increases and only one wrong breath or one blink with an eye separates life from death. To recognize the attack, to feel the moment when you need to react is of great importance.
On the 23rd of February, shidoshi Igor Dovezenski is organizing an outdoor seminar, where techniques for haragei will be practiced. So far, these exercises were only available for the advanced students and were practiced during the famous Summer Ninja Camps organized by Bujinkan Macedonia. Now, instructor Dovezenski is going to teach these techniques to all of our members that wish to learn and better their martial skill.
Date: 23.02.2014 (Sunday)
Location: Elenachki Kladenac
08.00 hours – departure from Skopje
09.00 hours – arrival
09.00 – 16.00 hours – theory and practice
17.00 hours – return
This seminar is open only for the members of Taiyou e no Michi, but you can participate on it with a recommendation of an instructor that nurtures friendly relations with our dojo. Questions and applying by e-mail, phone, in the dojo or on the Forum.