Los Angeles Bushinden Kai
With Buyu and Los Angeles Bushinden Kai host, Tom Houlden.
The sun was shining and the pool was inviting. I was treated to a wonderful week of living it up at ” The Standard “. This hotel is hip and groovy a great relaxing atmosphere. I spent many hours by the pool turning into a “bronzed Auzzie” at last!
Tom is a great host. He showed me many interesting places and his “english” hospitality made me feel right at home. Being a part of the Commonwealth, I felt that our humor was similar and that we could converse freely and from the heart.
I must also greatly thank Eric for his great support and without him, the Los Angeles Bushinden Kai may have never eventuated. Thank you Eric.
The training over the weekend was very enjoyable. We touched on aspects of the Kihon and ways to gain a better personal understanding.
Many people a bewildered or floundering in the current training era. We have to seek a balance in our training and learn where what we are doing comes from. This is important on many levels.
Basic movements are the basis of ALL our training. I still cannot do the basics as well as I would like. in fact, every time I do them I learn something new and hopefully, something better to improve on.
If you think you know the basics, test it on various students. Do you know what I mean?
If you understand the basics, then you will have a level of mastery where you can consistently perform taijutsu waza on anyone. Just look at the shitenno. They can train on anyone and not have to vary the structure of their movement. Can you do that?
If not, then why not? What do you have to do to gain this ability of consistency?
If you know the answer, please tell me!
But, if you can tell me, then I expect you to be able to “walk the talk.” If you cannot, then you are theorizing.
Action speaks louder than words. All we have to do is watch with clear open eyes and learn to see the ones that have this consistency. This is what I try and do.
Thanks to all who attended the Los Angeles training. It was a great two days and I`m looking forward to seeing many of you in San Diego at the end of the month.