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Grading Results – July 15th, 2018

Karate-Do: Adults

2nd Kyu
Rafael Santos
Elizabeth Allen (E)


Kobudo

1st Kyu
Lou Piccioni


Karate-Do: Children

Yellow/Orange
Daniela Sevilla
Devon Thomas

5th Kyu Yellow
Lase Balogun

White/Yellow
Katherine Godleski (Y)
Miren LeFaive (Y)

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How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

The boys’ coach lived in a Buddhist monastery for a decade and taught them to meditate in the cave.

When the 12 Thai boys who were trapped in a cave and were rescued one by one were first discovered by British divers a week ago, they were reportedly meditating.

“Look at how calm they were sitting there waiting. No one was crying or anything. It was astonishing,” the mother of one of the boys told the AP, referring to a widely shared video of the moment the boys were found.

Turns out that their coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, who led them on a hike into the cave when it flooded on June 23, trained in meditation as a Buddhist monk for a decade before becoming a soccer coach. According to multiple news sources, he taught the boys, ages 11 to 16, to meditate in the cave to keep them calm and preserve their energy through their two-week ordeal.

“He could meditate up to an hour,” Ekapol’s aunt, Tham Chanthawong, told the AP. “It has definitely helped him and probably helps the boys to stay calm.”

Ekapol, 25, went to live in a monastery at age 12 after he was orphaned. According the Straits Times, he trained to be a monk for 10 years at a monastery in Mae Sai, Thailand, but left to care for a sick grandmother. He then was hired to be the assistant coach of the team, known as the Wild Boars.

Coach Ake, as he is known, still maintains close contacts at the monastery. The abbot there told the Wall Street Journal he’s “a responsible young man who meditates regularly.”

That meditation would be a useful practice in an extremely stressful situation like being trapped in a cave is really no surprise. Buddhist meditation has been around for 2,600 years, since the Buddha began teaching it as tool for achieving clarity and peace of mind, and ultimately, liberation from suffering.

Recently, scientific researchers have shown in clinical settings that mindfulness meditation (a specific meditation practice and one that’s taught in Thai Buddhism and elsewhere around the world) can reduce anxiety and depression, as well as pain.

Though there are few randomized control trials on meditation and mental health, a 2014 meta analysis by Johns Hopkins researchers for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that meditation, and in particular mindfulness, can have a role in treating depression, anxiety, and pain in adults — as much as medications but with no side effects. Meditation can also, to a lesser degree, reduce the toll of psychological distress, the review found. The research on kids is still fairly preliminary, though more and more schools are implementing mindfulness meditation programs.

As Brother Phap Dung, a senior disciple of the Zen Buddhist master and author Thich Nhat Hanh, told me in a 2016 interview: In meditation, “you’re cultivating [peace, kindness, clarity] so you can offer it to others. When you sit with someone who’s calm, you can become calm. If you sit with someone who’s agitated and hateful, you can become agitated and hateful.”

In a cartoon that’s been circulating in Thailand, an artist shows Ekapol with a lap full of tiny boars, peacefully meditating.

Though he has managed to keep the boys safe and calm, Ekapol apologized to their parents in a letter delivered by the Royal Thai Navy on Saturday. “To the parents of all the kids, right now the kids are all fine, the crew are taking good care. I promise I will care for the kids as best as possible. I want to say thanks for all the support and I want to apologize,” Ekapol wrote, according to ABC News.

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The Master Key PART 2

This Chapter focuses on the mind it’s two modes of activity Conscious and Sub conscious. Why all that is good in life depends upon how much we rely upon the subconscious. And of the immutable law that that orders both spiritual and physical domain.

The keener the sensibilities,

The more acute the judgment,

The more delicate the taste.

 

The two modes of mental activity are Conscious and Subconscious.

Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind.

The subconscious guides us, warns us, controls the vital processes, and is the seat of memory.

The conscious mind has the faculty of discrimination, it has the power of reasoning; it is the seat of will and may impress the subconscious.

So Conscious mind can be said to be reasoning will and the Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, which is the result of past reasoning will.

In order to impress the subconscious, we must mentally state what is desired.

If that desire is in harmony with the forward movement of the great whole, then, then forces will be set in motion that will bring about that result.

Our environment reflects conditions corresponding to the predominant mental attitude that we maintain.

This is called the LAW of ATTRACTION.

Thought is creative energy, and will automatically correlate with it’s object and bring it into manifestation.

So if you always think what you always thought,

You’ll always get what you always got.

The subconscious perceives by intuition, the Conscious perceives by reasoning.

Cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as it is in the world of visible and material things. Mind is the master Weaver both of the interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance – James Allen

Exercise –

As before choose a quiet spot always use this spot, and the same chair in the same position,  Simply sit straight in a chair for 15 minsbut this time also inhibit your thoughts a few minutes at a time.

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Zen Proverb

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MARTIAL ARTS

The Master Key

is one of the Philisophical foundations on which CMAC is based.

It was written by Charles F. Haanel it was first published in 1912. When it was offered as a correspondabnce Seminar at that time the cost was $600.00 US, or the price of a small house.He was a Martial artist, Jiujitsu master, and also studdied Yoga.

 

This is not the master Key System itself.

That can be found at.

http://www.masterkeysystem.com

 

These are notes taken from attending many Masterkey Seminars with Hanshi Platt and eventually presenting the Seminar on 6 occasions myself.

The Masterkey system is not meant to be approached like a novel, but instead a course of study. Work on 1 part per week, read it reread it contemplate it’s relevance to you, practice the exercise for a full wee, then move on thothe next chapter.

It is a very practical coures of Study, concentrating on the how to rather than the intricacies of the why.

 

Part 1

The chapter concentrates on the cause of loss and all other experiences in life, the reason for every experience how power may be secured and problems in life solved. How practical men and women find courage, hope, enthusiasm and confidence. And why all power is absolutely under our control.

 

The world without is a reflection of the world within. The Metaphysics of the Master Key System is Monist, Mind is prior, matter is subsequent. Harmony within is a natural state.

All possession is based on consciousness.

The individual is related to the objective world by the objective mind. The brain is the organ of the mind

Theindividual is related to the universal mind by the subconscious mind. The Solar plexis is the organ of the mind.

The universal mind is the life principle of every atom in existance.

The ability of the individual to think is one’s ability to act upon the universal and bring it into manifestation.

The result of this action  and interaction is cause and effect; every thought is a cause, every condition is an effect.

Harmonious and desirable conditionsare obtained by right thinking.

Discord, disharmony, lack of limitationare the result of wrong thinking.

The source of all power is the world within, the universal fountain of supply,the infinite energy of which each individual is outlet.

Hanshi-Platt

We are an individualisation of the universal mind

 

Those who have finished by making all the others think with them have usually been those who began by daring to think for themselves. – Colton

There are 3 necessities of life

 

  1. have a sense of Humour,
  2. Admit to our own mistakes,
  3. Be flexible.

Exercise –

Choose a quiet spot always use this spot, and the same chair in the same position,  Simply sit straight in a chair for 15 mins

 

 

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Shed those shoes:

Being barefoot benefits brain development and more!

It drove my mother crazy when I went barefoot as a kid. Still does – because I’m in stockinged feet in the fall and winter and barefoot the rest of the time!

I can’t stand the confinement of shoes. And I’ve long been an advocate for children to go without them. As I wrote in the very first edition of my textbook:

“Children have been moving in sneakers for physical activity for so long we seem to
have forgotten that feet do have sentient qualities. They can be used to grip the floor for strength and balance, and their different parts (toes, ball, sole, heel) can be more easily felt and used when bare. Furthermore, there is evidence indicating that going barefoot strengthens feet and improves body alignment. Young children feel a natural affinity for the ground that can be enhanced by removing all the barriers between it and the feet.”

Nothing really startling there. But you might be surprised to learn that there’s scientific evidence that barefooted is better. Among other things, it’s important to development of the nervous system and to optimal brain development as well! Turns out the feet are the most nerve-rich parts of the human body, which means they contribute to the building of neurological pathways in the brain. Covering them in shoes, therefore, means we’re eliminating all kinds of opportunities for children’s brains to grow new neural connections.Sheldon - Classical Martial Arts Centre - Toronto Central Region - Martial Arts classes offered in Toronto - Adults and Children - Karate-Do, Jiu Jitsu, Self-Defense, Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Gung, Ba Gwa, Iaido, Jodo, Kobudo, Ancient Weaponry, Kali.

Of course, it’s worry that keeps parents and teachers from setting children’s feet free. One common concern is that kids will contract germs by going barefoot. (That’s my mother’s issue.) But our skin is designed to keep pathogens out. We’re much more likely to become ill from touching something with our hands, which are in contact with so many things during the course of a day. I’d hate to think we’d keep kids in gloves all day to prevent germs!

There’s also concern about injury. But being barefoot actually toughens up the bottom of the feet, so unless children are walking through a construction site full of nails, the likelihood that they’ll injure themselves is slim.

The truth is, many podiatrists contend that shoes can be much more harmful to little feet than nakedness can. Feet should be allowed to develop naturally, not conform to the shape of a shoe. Also, shoes can often constrict movement of the feet, and can negatively impact walking, balance, sensory development, and proprioception (the understanding of our body’s orientation in the space around us).

If you’re worried about the potential chaos of many children shedding shoes and

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socks at the same time, you can establish and practice routines for removing and retrieving footwear. Socks should be put inside shoes and shoes lined up against a wall or placed in each child’s cubby. And should you have children who are reluctant to remove shoes and socks, you can encourage them with concepts like “barefoot time” or, for toddlers, “tippy-toe time.” They’ll also become more enthusiastic about bare feet if you remove your shoes and socks as well.

If you still face reluctance (and even if you don’t!), offer sensory experiences like those shown in a couple of fabulous videos I’ve shared on Facebook (here and here). In them, children are walking barefoot through plastic bins filled with many different textures, including water, soapy water, sand, leaves, and more. It would be the rare child who’d pass up temptations like these!

 

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Grading Results – July 01, 2018

Karate-Do: Dan Ranks

Sandan

Kohai Prashanth Raghavan

Nidan

Kohai (at Enzan) Farid Pesteh

 

Kobudo Dan Ranks

Shodan

Mr. Jacob Tyrie,

Mr. Malcolm Hamilton,

Ms. Samantha Omand

 

Karate-Do: Children

Orange/Green

Quinn Daniels

4th Kyu Orange

Jack Potenick

Jordan Ames (Y)

Yellow/Orange

Boaz Rekers

Ella Hass (Y)

Graydon Chan (Y)

5th Kyu Yellow

Paul Calmettes

Mircea Ban

White/Yellow

William Spratt

Marco Mociornita

Kylie Jerusalim (Y)

Jordyn Jerusalim (Y)

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Rumi

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