Sunday, 16 August 2020


Today my training focused on junansei (softness) and kokyu (breathing). Accordingly, the kata of my practice was 気法拳 (Kihouken) and lots of core-strength based stretching, which Asai Sensei utilized to soften his body. 

I also worked on lots of diaphragmic breathing:

This training was a central aspect of Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei's self practice and was a huge emphasis from his wife, Mrs. Asai Keiko. Yesterday marked Asai Sensei's passing. So I did a special training based on these aforementioned points. My thoughts are with the Asai Family in their mourning.

© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2020).

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