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Déjà vu, by O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

One of Miyamoto Musashi’s student’s went down to survey the battleground, before a duel, but he was too casual. He thought it would be an easy match. Miyamoto Musashi told his student to cancel, but the student would not. Musashi. ran

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Yoga poses for Shiko Dachi and Let-go of Negative Emotions – Part 2 by Ece Savas

(cont’d) Click to Read Part 1 Stat with pose 1 and 2… IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure your body is warmed up before getting into stretches. Move slowly and mindfully at all times. Feeling tight muscle pain is normal but

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CHAKRAS – part 5 By Ece Savas

Moving upwards we are getting into more internal subtle aspects of our being. It is surprising how speech and communication is all the way up there. At a first glance one would expect speech after Solar Plexus before Heart Centre, because

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Hanshi’s note

The purpose of Budo is ultimately to enhance one’s reality. From learning the basic skills of self defence to eliminate fear of life itself, to learning how to express the true self as a finely tuned focused individual with a

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CHAKRAS – part 4 By Ece Savas

There are many ways you can balance and heal your chakras such as meditation, yoga, visualization, crystals, sound therapy, aroma therapy, using colour and mandalas. Imagine your chakras forming a pyramid – the lowest one at the base is your

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YOGA POSES TO IMPROVE YOUR ZENKUTSU DACHI AND RELIEVE LOWER BACK PAIN (3/3) By Ece Savas

This is the last blog-post for this yoga series to improve Zenkutsu dachi and release lower back pain. Take your time going through the previous poses before you come into one legged king pigeon, the deepest stretch of this series.

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CHAKRAS – part 3 by Ece Savas

We mentioned that chakras are energy centres in our bodies; relating to our endocrine system that governs our physical and emotional health. This means if something is going on at our energy body, it will eventually manifests itself in our

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Ai Zuchi = The meeting of minds. by O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

The harmony of three forging a blade. Soto soton jikan deskara. “Gee it ‘s hot…   I’m thirsty…  Let’s get some beer. Miyamoto Musashi had a son (adopted). He had not seen him for 20 years, when he heard that he

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YOGA POSES TO IMPROVE YOUR ZENKUTSU DACHI AND RELIEVE LOWER BACK PAIN (2/3) by Ece Savas

Last time we talked about downward facing dog and low lunge. These two poses are essential to all yoga practices. They’re great after a long day of work and/or sitting down for long hours. Nov, lets get deeper into hamstrings and

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Timing by O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

Kake Waza – charging without the opponent making a move Osi Waza – responding to the opponent’s attack – a counter. Sen – ahead – beat the opponent to the punch. Go No Sen – Late arrives ahead – when

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