Key Martial Arts Philosophies, Concepts, etc.
This section examines some of the key philosophies & concepts underlying traditional martial arts such as Karate, Taekwondo and Kung Fu.
Key Martial Arts Philosophies & Concepts
- Budo - Budo is the Japanese term for Japanese martial arts and means the "Martial Way".
- Bushido - The Japanese philosophy known as "The Way of the Warrior" which combined elements such as honor, duty and self-sacrifice.
- Fa Jin - Chinese for "Release Energy".
- Hara - Hara is the centre of the soul or the repository of life force.
- Ki - Life Force" in Japanese martial arts. Qi or Chi is the equivalent in Chinese martial arts.
- Meditation - This section focuses on the uses and objectives of meditation in martial arts training.
- Mushin - “No Mind” concept used in Karate. This is a state where one can act and react without hesitation.
- Qi or Chi - "Life Force" in Chinese martial arts. Ki is the Japanese equivalent.
- Qigong or Chigung - Ways to practice improving your Qi.
- Zanshin - A term used in Japanese martial arts that means alertness/readiness and a higher state of awareness.
- Zen - Many Japanese martial arts have been influenced by the traditions of Zen Buddhism.
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