Saturday, November 14, 2020

POST 473 14Nov2020 SIX POSTURES Exercise, Text and Poem

 POST 473 SIX POSTURES text and Poem


  POST  473  November 14, 2020








PROBLEM. How can a teacher could teach when the students are made up of so many different groups? People in their twenties are eager to learn the secrets for fierce fighting; middle-aged people who have been training for a long time now want to find a way of deep inner strength and a good meaning for life; senior people are looking forward to discovering the panacea in martial arts that could keep them in a serene way of life. How could we solve this problem?

METHOD. First, a good teacher is the one who inspires, who points the way for the students to discover by themselves and avoids pushing them forward on a traced path to follow.

Second, a good teacher must seek to teach what is of lasting value, the value everyone recognizes as good and that can be applied in practice; avoid teaching anything the teacher can do well but the students cannot do it .

DATA. To find the needed materials for building this exercise, let's take a look at some of the basic values in life and find the corresponding symbols representing these values: the mountain, the forest, the river, the cloud, the sky and the earth. Now let’s make an arrangement from selected martial art elements such stances, moves, hands and legs techniques into a coherent scheme that could reflect the spirit of our chosen values and could carry in the same time the martial art strategy. Of course, this work will require vision, patience, and persistence to get a result of lasting value.

THE SIX POSTURES. There is a Poem in Vietnamese (not translated) followed by six groups of sentences, pictures or a video clip.

(1).The Mountain. The Mount Tan-Vien inspires us the physical solidity and the high spirit of great people. (Fighting like a mountain climber: strong and enduring)

(2).The Forest. The Trang-Son forest teaches us the value of intensive efforts and spiritual exploration. (Practicing martial art like going into a forest: not straying, not backing up)

(3).The River. The Mekong River takes us to the ocean and teaches us the indomitable spirit.  (Performing a form, quyen, like riding over the waves: adaptation and resistance)

(4) The Cloud. The clouds over the city of Da Lat are so beautiful evoking us the spirit of openness and the impermanence of things in life. (Train your mind like watching the clouds: shake off all the dust)

(5) The Sky. The endless sky gives us inner strength and strong belief. (Training our spirit like standing in the middle of a stormy sky: tomorrow the sky will be bright again)

(6).The Earth. Our land stands for practical spirit and generosity. (In life, among thousands of unpredictable changes: I am not afraid)


g.m Charles Phan Hoang, Spring 2020








Sáu Thế Tâm Truyền.  Và đây là kết quả: Chúng ta hãy cùng quan sát và gần gũi  với núi, với rừng, với sông biển, mây nước và trời đất. Trước hết có bài thơ thiệu, sau là mỗi thế một câu, và sau đấy là hình ảnh, video.



(1).Tản-Viên cao ngất dưới trời

Ta theo gương đó làm người trượng phu

(2).Trường-Sơn rừng nùi mịt mờ

Dầy công luyện lực ta tu thành người

(3). Cửu-Long sông nước tuyệt vời 

Đưa ta tới biển làm người kinh qua

(4). Mây trời Đà-Lạt thiết tha

Thịnh suy, tan hợp hiểu ra lẽ đời

(5). Trời xanh bát ngát muôn nơi

Nội tâm xâu thẳm, một lời tự tin

(6). Còn trời, còn đất còn chuyên

Luyện cho tâm lực chân quyền khai thông ./.


 (Phan Hoàng, 2020)












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