23 NOVEMBER 2019
In this Post
you will find
-LEARNING LUYEN LUC CONTINUED
-EXERCISE PART 2 TEN-THOUSAND-HANDS
- STRATEGY OF VAN-THU
-PICTURES VAN THU, Master Phan hoang
-SHARING An old painting
POST 423 23 NOVEMBER 2019
(Part Two, Post 423)
While the Part One is aiming to improve your hitting speed, this Part Two is designed to improve the strength (the power) of your arm when it is going back after the hitting: the returning of your arm will be executed slowly and with strong pulling. Imagine your hand hits as fast as a lightening then after your arm pulls back slowly and strongly toward your body likely you are trying to stop a crazy horse running forward! Make all your muscles work hard when you execute the four movements that make a round as shown in the attached pictures (please see attached pictures). Then again and again you will repeat the four movements (the round) until you reach your limit. For our Black-Belts Training program the standard number of rounds is set to 18 rounds./.
g.m Phan Hoang (16 November 2019)
POST 423 23 NOVEMBER 2019
STRATEGY (Part Three, Post 423)
STRATEGY FOR FIGHTING ART. This strategy has a nickname as ‘Left-right-deep-down’. For our Black-Belts, the teaching of this Strategy of Ten-Thousand-Hands (Vạn-Thủ) is embedded in the following poem:
“CHIẾN LƯỢC VẠN-THỦ.
Kích đông, kíck tây một vạn bàn tay
Tối tăm mặt mày biết đâu mà đỡ
Lừa khi sơ hở, nhắm trên đánh dưới
Như bão, như giông, như rồng cuộn nước.
Rendering all the meaning of this teaching into English is not an easy task; however for the limited purpose of this Post 423 we can provide the following interpretation: “Hitting the adversary from all sides by deploying ten-thousand-hands to confuse him, to make him dizzy. Aiming one place while attacking elsewhere; moving like a storm, like a dragon in the cloud, unseen and unexpected. Phan Hoang ”
WAY OF LIFE.
In term of methodology, the exercise Ten-Thousand-Hands (VAN-THU) reminds us a Method (see Post 415) for exploring anything (an object, a problem) through four approaches.
1. Observing its appearance from three different standpoints or three angles (triangle).
2. Viewing and reviewing it; getting to be familiar to it.
3.Exploring its core value (top-down, bottom-up, inside-out, outside-in)
4. Catching its “inner-power”, its center of energy, its vital point.
In term of practical operation, by its four movements this exercise teaches us a way to deal with problem or conflict in life. This way consists of four steps as follows.
Step 1. Make sure you understand the true nature of the problem or the conflict. And you are understood by the others as well.
Step 2. Do not react immediately, explore the deep root of the problem and its potential ramifications.
Step 3. Do not favor the solution you first think to act upon; make a list of choices and choose the one with less damage to both sides.
Step 4. Act now with persistence.
g.m Phan Hoang (22 November 2019)
POST …. 2019
An old painting found
An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly woman in France earlier this year -- which was determined to be a work of art from a 13th century artist -- made her a multimillionaire on Sunday.
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