Post 436 22Feb.2020
|In this Post
you will find
-ART. ‘The Ocean And A Little Boy’ by Ailoan
-LEARNING. Critical Thinking of Ngoc Dinh
-EXERCISE. No 20-21 Jade Mountain
-PICTURES. The Baltic Sea
-SHARING. The Battle of Waterloo 1815
-REVISION. Study of Stance Trung Binh Tan
-COLLECTION. Folk Painting No 4
POST 436 22 February 2020
In this Post 436 you will find the Critical Thinking of NGOC DINH, and Exercises 20-21 of the form The Jade Mountain.
NAMES OF MOVEMENT
20 The road to the summit is difficult21 The peaceful moon above the swirling rapids
20 Đường lên lên mãi
21 Trăng chếch đầu ghềnh
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NGOC-DINH AND CRITICAL THINKINGBeyond the physical exercises Ngoc Dinh offers a great opportunity to learner and teacher for exploring new ideas, and training under the critical thinking spirit.
This means in the role of a teacher you can guide your black-belts and advanced students to learn by discovering themselves different aspects of a same fact or concept.
Critical Thinking is a good method for this purpose.
For the scope of this chapter, in a practical and simplest way we see this method as a method using observation, analysis, reason and logic to come to a conclusion about a subject under investigation. In order to engage in critical thinking the student of Ngoc Dinh must have an open mind for discussion, value new ideas, accept evidence rather than beliefs.
Through 28 Movements of Ngoc Dinh teacher and students can select one or several movements to be a subject of investigation. That could be in the field of body training, physical logic, mental training, meditation, life experience, virtue, philosophical concept, and so on. Then in the end the group could arrive to an accepted conclusion, unanimously or by consensus. So under the guidance of the teacher each group could build a method to follow according to the nature of the subject.
As an example, here are some steps that could be followed.
Step 1. Choosing a subject and ask question(s).
For example: Movements 27 and 28. What does it mean We are always ourselves; why the young man who has reached the top of the Jade Mountain stayed silent when he came back to his village?
Step 2 . Critical observation to find out interesting facts; collect new ideas through discussion.
For example: How would the group interpret the gesture of Movement 27? What is the meaning of Movement 28? Maybe there is nothing to say, is it just a movement for closing the quyen Ngoc Dinh?
Step 3 (to be continued in the next post, Post 437)
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Waterloo 1815
POST 419 26 October 2019
STANCE STUDY – Tấn BộTRUNG BINH TAN – Rainbow Stance
- Popular name: TRUNG BINH TAN,
- Code name: Rainbow, Horse, Stance
- Other name: Duong Minh Tan
- Moto: Be Strong
-Thiệu Teaching Poem
Trung Bình Tấn
Trung bình, đứng tấn vững vàng
Giữ cho muôn sự mọi đàng bình yên
Nội công: tâm tĩnh, đoạn phiền
Ngoại công:thân pháp chuyển quyền vô biên
Be solid, such an arch,
All pressures are transmitted elsewhere
Keeping thousand things in harmony
For the Inner: quietness
For the Outer: make surprising move.
STANCE STUDY – Tấn Bộ - in VIETCHIDAO
As the Vietchidao is not a martial-art but an Educational Martial-Art, the aim of Stance Study will not be focused on the fighting efficiency but concentrated on the improvement of your health and the elevation of your mind; the physical balance of the body and the artistic dimension of the posture; the meaning in social behavior and strategy; the concern for personal development and life philosophy. In the program of Black-Belt 18 stances make the foundation of Stance Study. Most of these stances are connected to a poem. The poem gives new dimensions that enrich the Stance Study and carry the thoughts of the founder.
Render Vietnamese poems into English with all their subtlety is a task that goes beyond our efforts. So please consider the English version coupled with the Vietnamese poem in our text is not a translation, only a guiding material.
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