Human Anatomy and Physiology Study Course
The human body is a perfect circular machine, designed to turn on pivots and capable of extremely harmonious and smooth movements if properly directed. To make ugly, stiff actions or to force our limbs into a straight line by our human conceptions of speed and directness is as though we took up a finely made pair of compasses and proceeded to draw straight lines by constantly altering the radius. A circle viewed from the side is a straight line and a straight line can be followed by a gradual unwinding of the joints and the basic attitude of mind is to let the circles play themselves out and not keep our attention on the straight line as such. In Kendo even the thrust is regarded and understood as merely a different direction of circle, or cut.
The heart of Systema is its operating system. Techniques do not define the art, in fact, techniques per se are not taught. To make the most of Systema the mind body must be free to do whatever is necessary, and not be limited by trained techniques. Techniques create a box, limiting the individuals ability to problem solve. By operating system I mean the manner in which human physiology and psychology access physical reality according to both a classical Newtonian and quantum physics understanding of universe reality. It is this operating system that opens the door to a whole new world. When Vladimir was told at one seminar You are very flexible, he replied, No, I am free. It is this very freedom, this giving up of ego, that gives back so much. This is because technique-based Systema conforms to the individual instead of requiring the individual to conform to it. Everyone's expression of Systema is different. It is like you are taught how to paint and then you express yourself. The...
THE DAITORYU is believed to have originated within the family of Emperor Seiwa (reigned a.d. 858876) and to have been greatly developed by one of the emperor's descendants, Shinra Saburo Minamoto no Yoshimitsu, in the eleventh century. Through his careful study of human anatomy he made a point of visiting battlefields and execution grounds to examine and dissect the bodies of war dead and executed criminals Yoshimitsu determined which were the most effective strikes, blows, holds, joint locks, and pins. To fathom the mysteries of aiki, or harmonized energy, Yoshimitsu spent hours observing a female spider trapping prey in her web. Furthermore, he was a talented musician, and while accompanying dancers on his sho (a type of wind instrument), he gained insight into the nature of good rhythm and smooth transition between movements. Yoshimitsu incorporated all of this knowledge into the martial art he had been taught by family members and then passed on to his sons this improved and...
I recommend that you take advantage of your opponent's reaction to you posturing and make your get away as soon as possible. We have already spoken about the adrenal syndrome, how it can effect the human body and how the reasoning process mistakes adrenaline for fear, thus triggering the 'flight' response. By giving an opponent an adrenal release, we trigger the natural instinct to either freeze or run. Both of these would have been very natural defences against prehistoric beasts that were too fearsome to stand and fight or whose eyesight was poor and would not be able to see a frozen enemy, only attacking when they sensed movement. In this society 'freezing' or 'running' is not always an option and may only get you battered by an antagonist that will use a frozen adversary as a punch bag. Society is not kind either
Essentials of Human Physiology
This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.