Magazine • the Silk Thread of Gorindo
'Claudio Iedwab's step’<br />©2012 Photo by Roxanne Standefer

The Silk Thread of Gorindo - Ottawa - Canada

Issue 19

- Understanding Others

- Kihon - How to Walk

- Fitness - Mountain & River

- Visit of Maestro Vicente Nogueroles

- Pearls of Gorindo...

Photo cover 'Claudio Iedwab's step’ ©2012 Photo by Roxanne Standefer



Understanding Others


Gorindo - Claudio Iedwab

Martial arts training teaches you to be centered within your universe.

This does not mean that you are the center of everyone else’s universe. However, we do all share a universe together that we must respect and protect...

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Kihon - How to Walk


Gorindo - Walking / Roxanne Standefer 'haito-uke' ©2011 Photo by Claudio Iedwab


After training diligently in the art of standing and assuming different basic stances, we are now in condition to walk and move with each one of them.

If we analyze the sequence of action that occurs during a normal step, as when we walk in the street, it will be very easy to see it as just a falling forward while moving the center of gravity beyond the base of support...

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Fitness - Mountain & River


Linked Series

Stance: With feet two shoulder widths apart, pivot both feet 90° to the right. Raise arms with hands together, reaching for the sky (a). Legs should be straight but not locked.

Action: Bend the forward knee until the thigh is parallel to the floor, raising the rear heel, and keeping the spine vertical (b). Hold for three  breath cycles and concentrate on balance...

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Visit of Maestro Vicente Nogueroles

by Claudio Iedwab & Roxanne Standefer


Gorindo - NoguerolesOnce again, we have had the honour and great pleasure of enjoying an unforgettable visit of Maestro Vicente Nogueroles from Argentina.

His last visit to our dojo in Toronto was back in 1993 and although almost a decade has passed, the spirit of camaraderie and reception for his teachings are stronger than ever...

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Pearls of Gorindo...


Pearls of Gorindo

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