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 third time, the instructor Igor Dovezenski is going to teach his students how to increase their awareness, and with that how to better their martial skills.
Date: 28.02.2016 (Sunday)
08.00 o’clock – departure from Skopje
09.00 o’clock – arrival
09.00 – 16.00 o’clock – theory and practice
17.00 – return
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.