This short video is a performance of a Chinese tongue twister called "The Monk and the Mute". Essentially the story tells of a monk that meets a mute and tries to exchange his gift cloth for the mutes trumpet, but the mute isn't interested at all. After some brief speculation about what actually happened, the two of them part ways without exchanging anything
This Kendo clip is from Japan Public Broadcasting's documentary on " A Human's reaction ablitiy".The show includeded a short track start,Pro Baseball batter and Light weight Boxcer as well.
Interest thing about the show was that former studies suggested that Human
can not react no faster than 0.2 second limted bb the speed of electric pulse running through eye - frontal cortex brain - the body muscle..But, new sport analysis studis found
some athletes could react in less than 0.2 second.
Mr. Tanakanabe had much better reactive ability than Mr. Teramoto's. But,
he could not catch up Teramoto's Men already released before his.
Takanabe mentioned in his interview later that" He froze for a moment when
Teramoto change his move from aiming DO to MEM". This split second frozen
moment made his defeat. The narration concluded the segment stating that
" Takanabe won in reactive superiority, but Teramoto won in Kendo".
In any engagement, the ultimate winner will always be the one with the spirit of a hawk. Concentrate on this. . . . You simply cannot sit around afraid of what the opponent might do. The same holds true for your individual conflicts. If you face an opponent with the thought that he is a master technician and strategist, then you have already lost. Be the hawk, not the pheasant. Never accept an inferior position to anyone. It is the strongest spirit that wins, not the most expensive sword. - The Book of Five Rings:Miyamoto Musashi
A great Sensei offers great humility and never claims to be a Sensei but claims to be ever the student , A great Sensei becomes more gentle the better he becomes at the art of war, A great Sensei offers kindness and love as he understands his vocation is the practise of a deadly art Sentence from Paul Joseph Wu Ming July 15th
For thousands of years tea has been an integral part of Asian diets and cultures. Long renowned for their calming, ritual and healing properties, Chinese tea is a mainstay in the life of millions. Multitudes of studies have been carried out on different types of tea and herbal tea preparations, but understanding the differences between them can be daunting. But with a little guidance and effort you can find a tea suited for just about any health issue you may need to relieve.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest healing traditions on the planet. It dates back at least 5,000 years. One of the main components of TCM is herbal medicine, and boiling herbs to drink as “teas” is among their common uses.
Medicinal herbal teas in TCM do not usually contain actual tea. Rather, they are a combination of different herbs, plants, roots and so on that is processed in specific ways and boiled together to make a “tea.”
Bojenmi Tea promotes weight loss as a healthful side effect. It helps you lose weight by strengthening the organs; detoxifying the liver, kidneys and intestines; moving stagnant energy; drying interior dampness and breaking up phlegm; and promoting urination to remove toxins.
Shen Tea is a traditional herbal tea containing over six different herbs that when combined help to nurture the heart and mind, ease stress, calm the spirit, soothe the liver, improve eye and heart health, calm the nerves, balance the emotions, reduce irritability and anxiety, and improve sleep.
Yin Yang Classic Tea is used to nourish the blood and boost energy. It is made by combining reishi mushroom, ginseng and licorice to help boost the immune system through its antioxidant and adaptogenic properties.
Panta Tea is made from the herb jiao gu lan, whose effectiveness and use is similar to ginseng, which means it helps boost energy, move body fluids, remove toxins from the body and it also helps lower cholesterol, alleviate symptoms of stress, lower blood pressure and even do wonders for bronchitis.
In addition to these TCM herbal teas, there are many more types of benefits of tea. I recently had a conversation about Chinese tea with Robert James Coons, a passionate tea merchant near Toronto, Canada, about the various aspects of Chinese tea. I’d like to share some of that conversation with you here.
Whats crazy is watching the first clip in slow motion only further confirmed what I thought watching it normally. The kenshi in white only hits Mochida twice at around 1:45 and he might not have even hit that first Kote. Every other time Mochida Sensei redirects all the power from the strikes of a much much faster 37 year old man who is clearly trying. This is Kendo, right here A comment by Random Allen in You tube
En el año 2001 la ZNKR decidió dejar de otorgar 9° danes, pues quedaban muy pocos con vida como para formar el comité que decide su distinción. Hoy en día el 8° Dan "Hanshi" es el más alto rango que puede alcanzarse. Taniguchi Sensei fue uno de los últimos 9°dan de Kendo. En esta demostración tenia unos 82 años de edad (2002). Aqui se encuentra probando en keiko a un séptimo dan y dos octavos danes.