Bu Jutsu Ido - therapeutic forms of Takeda school
Takeda school conserves many therapeutic forms, techniques similarly with the martial ones, but performed in different sense. It is one of the great values of a traditional school, the same techniques and principles which can be performed for both aims:
-to control an adversary (a victim of some problems with safety, with disequilibrium, at least of psychical order) and not to kill or harm…
-to control and restore the equilibrium of a suffering person (again an internal disequilibrium, energetic, ulterior transposed in diseases, even physically ones).
Takeda Ryu Bujutsu Ido has many components but Goshin Taiso is the main discipline.
GOSHIN TAISO -it may be translated through movements (taiso)
for self protection (goshin), so a special interest is conferred to the
prophylaxis part. In fact, Goshin Taiso consists of specific relaxing
techniques, Zen type meditation, forms of correctly and completely
respiration. The dynamics exercises of Goshin Taiso techniques are kinds of
stretching which will help for unblocking the articulations … for many
times, they even have forms which remind of martial art … displacements and
Ukemi forms (soil contact).
Coming back to the Goshin Taiso practice, we rediscover these things:
Many martial arts Japanese experts, in Orient, teach this kind of disciplines as complete schools, teaching martial forms in Dojo, but acting also as physicians, performing in fact the same principles but in another form – therapeutic one. In many cases, the patients come to the treatment and discover the martial arts, realizing that they can surpass themselves … or inversely … they come to the training hall and transform their violence in something superior, in equilibrium, and become interested by therapeutic practices… We can say that martial arts are quite a real homeopathy of the violence!
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