The last weekend in February for the fourth year in a row will be reserved for the seminar called “Haragei”. At the same time the warriors of the Organization „Taiyou e no Michi“, use this event to welcome the spring as it is fitting – in nature.
Hara (腹 ) is a Japanese term for a stomach, and Gei (芸) means art. However, in the martial arts this word bears another meaning, one of an inner and outer communication through discovering one’s self and the changes happening around us in due time. Zen teachers taught centuries ago that breathing with the Hara (stomach) clears the mind from any thoughts and enables a deep view in the inner self. Exactly that insight of the inner and outer changes is believed to grant the warrior a chance to recognize the danger and react to it at the same time. The famous zen monk, Takuan Soho, called this type of training for cultivation the inner energy an „exercise for the immovable mind“.
Imagine a situation, You and Your opponent are two meters apart with pointed katanas at each other’s hearts. The tension increases and only one untimely breath or one blink of an eye could separate you from life and death. To recognize the attack, to feel the moment when you should react is the key.
This year for the fourth time, instructor Igor Dovezenski will teach his students how to amplify their attention, and with that improve their martial capabilities.
Day: 26.02.2017 (Sunday)
08.00 hours – leaving from Skopje
09.00 hours – arrival
09.00 – 16.00 – theoretical and practical part
17.00 – starting back
This seminar is open only for the members of Taiyou e no Michi, but you could participate only with a recommendation from a person that nurtures friendly relations with our dojo. Questions and applying on e-mail, by phone, in the dojo, or on the Forum.