Bottled Rice – a Home-Made Bokuto to Help Develop Tenouchi

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A compact home-made bokuto.

A beginner asked for suggestions on exercises he could do between practices some time ago.  Given the current COVID-19 situation and the shelter-at-home order in many places worldwide, I thought an article on this could be useful. Continue reading

The “Whispered Ah” – for Calmness, Muscle Relaxation and the Posture

I was recently reminded of an Alexander Technique known as the Whispered Ah – developed primarily for those in the performing arts [Josefsberg Breathing] [Dias WhisperedAh, p. 4] [Breaking WhisperedAh].   It is a very simple technique that initiates, Continue reading