What Is Isshi Soden?

Exploring the concept of isshi soden in the Japanese martial arts, and its importance in our own taijutsu training.

An understanding of the model of how we *learn* the martial arts, that it is not an academic model, not an intellectual model, but something much deeper.

Isshi soden is a direct transmission from the teacher or nature to the student.

Something that is beyond the physical, something that can only be experienced. *Feeling* the effects of martial arts techniques and how it prevent movement, how it takes distance and timing.

One can try to understand these through the intellect, but it is the feeling- that direct transmission which is the true heart of the martial arts.

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