Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

August 27th, 2017

This weeks technique is submitted by Sensei Rick Cupoli, San Dan, Shihan
Ueshiro Shorin Ryu West Melbourne Dojo:

Visualization

Onegai-shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei, Sempai, and all Deshi,

We all know that it is vital to attend regular training at our respective dojos. But it is also vital to remember that you can visit the dojo anytime and anywhere. Visualization is discussed at length in the green book and is a very effective training method.

If you are unable to attend a class at your dojo, you can still visit the dojo in your mind and run through your kata or any technique you wish to work. The same is true no matter where you are. If you are on a plane traveling on business or pleasure, you can take a moment and withdraw to your personally crafted dojo in your mind.

While there you can work your kata to perfection. Imagine yourself performing kata as you normally do and then imagine yourself performing your kata with the perfection you desire; drawing on the teaching you have received from Hanshi and your Sensei. Once your training session is complete in your virtual dojo, see if you can implement that new perfection the next time you are on the deck in you physical dojo.

Domo Arigato,
Sensei Rick Cupoli, San Dan, Shihan
Ueshiro Shorin Ryu West Melbourne Dojo