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Claudio Iedwab at -20°C - Ottawa River’<br />©2011 Photo by Roxanne Standefer

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The Silk Thread of Gorindo - Ottawa - Canada

Issue 15

- Lessons From Nature

- The Dojo

- High Block - Shodan Age-uke

- Glossary of Terms

- Pearls of Gorindo...

Photo cover "Claudio Iedwab at -20°C - Ottawa River" by Roxanne Standefer sensei, 29th December 2011.The Sculpture owned by the NCC is called Boat Sight by John McEwen (1984).

The boat (representing culture) comes in to shore and the wolves (representing Nature) are curious and cautious. The location is the voyageur portage around the Chaudiére Falls in Hull, Quebec.

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Lessons From Nature


'Lessons from Nature'<br />©2011 Photo by Roxanne Standefer

There are many lessons that can be taken from nature to illustrate the Meditative Kiai. It is not coincidence that those who are interested in Zen or meditation find themselves drawn to natural surroundings and seek peace and quiet in the wilderness.

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The Dojo


Gorindo Dojo - Ritsurei

Dojo, ‘the place of enlightenment’ is an idea derived from the Sanskrit bodhimandala referring to the place where the monks meditated or made their spiritual exercises. Today the term is applied also to the places where the Martial Arts are practiced.

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High Block - Shodan Age-uke


shodan age-uke

The high punch is directed between the upper lip and the nose, and the shodan age-uke, high block, protects this target area. This technique protects the face and head. It is a deflecting block when applied correctly, not a stopping defense.

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Glossary of Terms

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Pearls of GorindoPearls of Gorindo...

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