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The Dojo # 7

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 1:13 AM

I'm finally back, after a long time of being very busy. I'm going to work hard and do several Daily Dojos at once to (sort of) catch up.


Nagare: Flow


In ninjutsu, it is important to maintain a relaxed state of mind and always flow instead of doing things in steps. You can practice this with these exercises. 


1. Practice sanshin no kata.

Sanshin, the combination of the five elemental kata, is a good way to practice nagare. Try to perform each of the elemental kata without pausing.


2. Create your own kata.

Make up a kata as you go, imagining several opponents. Don't pause between techniques, simply blend them together in a natural way.


3. Spar

Sparring is one of the best ways to build your nagare. If you have a partner, try sparring in slow motion. This will help you see how various techniques can blend into each-other.

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Reply Fumasu
12:14 AM on August 12, 2010 
Excelent Lesson. I am on Vacation also, in C.A. (Another wedding hehe)

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