Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

Thought/Technique Archive


Technique of the Week (April 16th, 2007)

From Sensei Karen Brophy, Co-Shihan

Ueshiro Bushi Dojo, Santa Monica, CA


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Scanning with the eyes

When doing any of the neck stretching exercise with your head, try to
concentrate on keeping the eyes open and "scanning" with the eyes.
When you turn your head side to side or up and down, remember to keep
the eyes open and gain awareness of your surroundings.

This is just one practice you can use to focus on the Gan principle...

For myself, I know that there are times on the deck where I lose
focus, am not aware, or lower my eyes. I focus on the Gan principle to
correct this error.

Arigato Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei, Sempai
Sensei Brophy