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Learning The Martial Arts Forms Art By Art

June 16th, 2014

Learning The Martial Arts Forms Art By Art
When we consider the best martial arts forms we are speaking of those martial arts kata that result in a the most benefit to the student. To be honest, I usually recommend learning as many kata as possible, then working on the ones that the student prefers, although there can be oddities in this approach. I also hold that one should learn whole arts, first taekwondo, then karate, then kung fu, and so on.

The kebons are good, basic forms, and are common to both karate systems and taekwondo systems. Though there are three to five of these, I don’t usually count them as forms because they are learning the important but easy ABCs of the martial arts.

The next batch of forms to consider would be the Taekwondo Taeguks. These are basic forms, a bit more advanced than the kebons, but not as advanced as the Pinans (Heians). Though they take a few moves from the Pinans, they serve them up as straight block and counter moves, no inherent throws or weapons, and no real generation of internal energy.

After the taeguk patterns one should learn the Pinan forms from the Shotokan system, the Kyokushinkai system, and other Japanese martial styles. The Pinan kata are actually designed more for weapons defenses, though not many people know this. The idea here is that one learns the Taeguks for hand to hand combat, then moves into the Pinans for a basic understanding of weapons defenses, and the beginnings of chi eneergy generation.

After the Pinans one should learn the three forms found in the Pan Gai Noon, which are the base forms from Uechi ryu Karate, and which are actually three extremely intense gung fu forms. These three patterns are sanchin, seisan, and sanseirui, though the last one is often thought of as more of a demonstration form. These three unique kata are specifically designed to build the intrinsic energy known as chi or ki.

Sanchin teaches a student to bolt the body/motor down to the ground. There are not a lot of moves in it, but the moves are perfectly designed for adapting hard energy to excellent self defense moves.

Sanchin may be the form that builds power, but seisan is the kata which builds technique. This form takes the power of sanchin and creates (probably) 13 specific self defense moves. These are all based on one specific motion called wa uke, which is a circle block with a grab on the end.

So, taekwondo to karate to kung fu; Kebons to Taeguk to Pinans to Sanchin and seisan. This arrangement of martial arts forms provides the student with the absolute best and most complete sequence of classical training there is. Other forms can and should be studied, but this is the heart of the art right here.

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The Oldest And Finest Forms Of Human Expression Is Music

January 20th, 2010

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The oldest and finest forms of human expression is MUSIC. Representing the most ancient literature is Vedas known to the world, are set to a distinctive melody that has been passed down through the centuries in an unbroken oral tradition. Being an abstract art form there are many definitions given to music. Invisible lines and colours of sound on the canvas of silence is a painting of a Music .Music is what we feel from the heart.. Music is like an in exhaustive spring and infinite space. There is music in cosmic breath. The waves of oceans, the embrace of bamboo branches, vibrations of atoms and heartbeats: music is omni present. Music can be divided into Western classical, Hindustani classical, Carnatic classical, folk, Jazz, Pop Music, Fusion, etc. Of these there can be further identification of Vocal and Instrumental music. Within instrumental there can be differentiation of percussive instruments as well as wind and string instruments. In India, the arts have been classified by the scriptures into two major streams known as margi and desi that can be roughly translated as classical and folk. Numerous texts such as the Sangeeta Ratnakara of Saarangadeva lay down the basic tenets of classical music.

The two major systems of classical music today are the Hindustani and the Carnatic. Though today they appear in diferent styles, they in fact have their origins in a common theory and source as is apparent from ancient treatises.





The orchestra is formed of two varieties of drums – the maddalam and chenda; the chenille which is a bell metal gong and the ilathalam or cymbals.Murpancharimelam It is the traditional temple percussion music.Panchavadyam the five instruments in a traditional temple music accompanying processions and pageants. The five instruments are Chenda, kuzhal, Edakka, Elathalam, Timila.


The Thiruvathirappattu, a song typical to kerala which has got many varieties, is a reminder of the days when Thiruvathira was observed as an occasion to celebrate womanhood. The song accompanies Thiruvathirakali, a dance performed by women for everlasting marital bliss, on the Thiruvathira asterism of the Malayalam month of that is in December and January. The sinuous movements executed by the dancers around a oil-lit wick with lamp made of brass embody lasya or the amorous feminine charm and grace. The dance follows a circular, pirouetting pattern accompanied by clapping and singing. Thiruvathirappattu beginning “Gopala balakanae gopikakanda..” is an ancient song with a devotional tone and describes the romantic tales of Lord Krishna.




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Indian Music and Its Different Forms

September 24th, 2009

When it comes to the Indian music then the Indian music is as old as the religion itself. It has its origination in the Hindu beliefs, views and the Vedic philosophy. Hindu music is classified into three types:

•    Classical music
•    Devotional music and
•    Other music genres.

Classical Music:
Classical music is a complete music structures with 12 tones and 7 basic swaras like the most melodious Sa, Re, Ga,  Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sa. The Indian Classical music is monophonic, formed by a single melodious raga and rhythmically followed by the beat notes or Tala. Each melody revolves around different moods or seasons and they are even based on the gender characteristics. Thus ragas are voices methods of adopting the self to the different moods or behavior patterns of the day. The basic philosophy behind the Indian Classical music is the reach to the main goal of self realization through meditation. It is based on Ragas and beat rhythms.  Ragas are one of the  acoustical methods to evolve one self to the moods and the different spheres of life is a way of meditation aiming to draw  oneself closer to the nature. These ragas have such innate power that these compositions meant as an invitation to the rain have actually poured the unexpected showers.

The classical music has two basic forms:
1.    Hindustani classical music &
2.    Carnatic music

1.    Hindustani classical music: This originated during the 13th and the 14th century A.D. in the northern India. It has its origination from the Vedic philosophy and the Hindu religion traditions; it has some resemblance from the Persian music and the Moghuls music. The version starts with an introductory with a short 2 minute aalap to a long 30-40 minute piece. Rhythmically the music becomes fast and it is then joined by the percussionist. The musical instruments utilized to make these tunes more melodious are Tabla, Sitar, Taanpura, Flute, Shehnai and Sarangi.

2.    Carnatic music has originated in the Southern India. The ragas in this music are short and fast paced.  They start with versions seeking Varnam, followed by asking blessings. Carnatic music has a most theoretic and rigid musical structure.  They have ragams, rhythm beats followed by the raga theme.  Carnatic music is more vocal centric. The instruments used in the Carnatic music are Veena, Mridangam, Kanjira and Violin.

Devotional music
Kirtans and Bhajans are oral versions of musical songs devoted to God. Kirtans have their origin from the Vedic traditions; Bhajans on the other hand are more words oriented expressing devotion to God.  Kirtans are carried on along with the musical instruments and Bhajans are sung with profound devotion with the intention of moving more closer to the inner self. 

Other Musical Genres:
The other musical genres include the folk music, regional music. The regional music is the music which is played across the different states of India in different languages. Folk music are played along with the different set of musical instruments.

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