Eliminate all signal of physical movements, and mental intention

It is transcendental assimilation that in all the Forms and movements in the techniques of combat, one needs to eliminate all signal and reflection of physical movement, and of mental or emotional intention. The practitioner needs his movements to disappear and leave no physical trace, nor psychic trace to the senses or the intuition of the armed enemy.

Miyamoto Musashi vs. Tsukahara Bokuden
Miyamoto Musashi vs. Tsukahara Bokuden

Of these arguments of not emitting movements and transfers of weight of the body, we can find in different martial currents and in different traditional concepts used by the masters in the transmission of combat, for example, “Musoku no hô” (無足之法) which can be interpreted as “Method of displacement without legs”, “Musoku-nin” (無足人) which could be interpreted as “people who [move] without legs”, “Kagefumi” (影踏み) that could be interpreted as “a step in shadow”, “Mizudori no ashi” (水鳥足) that could be interpreted as “the bird’s feet in the water“, “Kieru Ugoki” (消える動き) that could be interpreted as “To extinguish the movement” or we can simply recognize this concept in the name of the current, because his culture and art of motion is based on this invisibility of motion, for example Kage-ryū (影流), Togakure-ryû (戸隠流) or Gikan-ryû (義監流) .

For giving life and sense for all this terms, what is vital is the “Kuden” (口伝) or oral transmission, the “Taiden” (体伝) or transmission through the body movement and the “Shinden” (心伝) or transmission through of the heart of the master or “Shishō” (師匠) of the art.

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