Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June SMAA California Seminar--Part 3

On Saturday, the seminar kicked off with training in the Shin-shin-toitsu-do system of Japanese yoga and meditation. Participants studied Nakamura Tempu Sensei's Four Basic Principles to Unify Mind & Body, the goal of which is the realization of one's full potential in any activity. H. E. Davey presented the students with various experiments that are designed to illustrate the power of mind and body unification. The goal was greater power with less effort, and both static and moving exercises were practiced.

SMAA members also learned how these principles could lead to better calmness and confidence in daily life, while they also experienced a deeper sense of balance, power, and coordination that can be applied in martial arts.

The images above show SMAA members H. E. Davey, Troy Swenson, William Kelch, Wesley Keppel-Henry, Mike Zawitowski, and others.