Archive for September, 2011

September 19, 2011

A Master Faces Anger

A Zen student came to Bankei and said: “Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it?”
“Show me this temper,” said Bankei, “it sounds fascinating.”
“I haven’t got it right now,” said the student, “so I can’t show it to you.”
“well then,” said Bankei, “bring it to me when you have it.”
“But I can’t bring it just when I happen to have it,” protested the student. “It arises unexpectedly, and I would surely lose it before I got it to you.”
“In that case,” said Bankei, “it cannot be part of your true nature. If it were, you could show it to me at any time. When you were born you did not have it, and your parents did not give it to you — so it must come into you from the outside. I suggest that whenever it gets into you, you beat yourself with a stick until the temper can’t stand it, and runs away.”

September 16, 2011

Real Samurai Sword Technique – Cutting BB Gun pellet by Isao Machii – Japanese Katana Kenjutsu

September 10, 2011

How to Throw a Punch Correctly

I found an excellent article on throwing a punch. It was recently posted on LifeHacker by Jason Chen

If you’re lucky, you’ll never have to defend yourself through physical violence. But if that time ever comes, or if you’re ever enrolled in a Fight Club against your will, would you know what to do? You’ve seen punches thrown on TV plenty of times, but do you actually know how to throw one correctly?Photo by olly/Shutterstock

Warning: Although knowing the fundamentals of punching is useful, it’s also not enough to properly defend yourself without practising. It’s definitely not for you to go out and pick fights, but you all should be smart enough to figure this out on your own.

We’ve asked a few experts to help us learn the proper method of punching. We have martial artists Aiman Farooq, Christopher Waguespack, Keith Horan and boxer Pete Carville. Our pros will show you the right way of making a fist, the proper way of orienting your wrist, what part of the person you should hit and what you should do after the punch. The goal is to throw an effective punch without injuring yourself in the process.

Read the rest of the Article here: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2011/08/how-to-throw-a-punch-correctly/