Mokuso – The Way To Meditate

Life in the nature of the mind. Every martial arts training begins and ends with meditation (mokuso). Practitioners sit in the traditional Japanese kneeling seat (seiza). The spine is straight, the neck is a continuation of the back, the chin is slightly tucked. The back of one wrist rests on the palm of the other …

Zanshin – the spirit that remains

Zanshin is a term used in Japanese martial arts. It translates as “remaining mind / spirit”. In addition, “Shin” also means the heart (the place where the senses and the spirit are concentrated). In a narrow sense, zanshin means the position of attention in which we remain after we have performed the last of our …