!!1 3 Ronin Exercise

 

 

Ronin, What is the self-image you feed, and that controls you? 

Using life as a training ground to develop the value of a martial artist means you are to some extent a new person in need of a new self-image that will be a source of power. 

As you recite the mnemonic and come to “Ronin,” you change your posture and visualize your avatar. 

It would seem that this shouldn’t be such a difficult task, but it is very hard. The reason is that your posture represents your assumed role in life and your old loser self-image. To change these is enormous, and difficult, but is what we seek to accomplish. 

When you get yourself into the proper posture, balance, and physical attitude it will feel wonderful. Like you are there, as if you had succeeded. Later on in the day, if you will check, you will see that you have slipped back into your old role-posture.

 

If you can keep this posture you will notice that people are reacting to you differently. When you have the posture and bearing of a champion, others will unconsciously assume you are one, and you will be. 

First step is to get your ass over your feet.

Focus on your instep, this is the middle of your foot.

Now move your hips back and forth till they are exactly over this spot.

Then move your head over your hips. 

Look in the mirror sideways and there should be a straight line from your ears, through your shoulders, your hips, knees, to your instep.

 

Feel as if you are hanging from a wire attached to the center of your head. 

When you walk focus on your weight being on the instep.

Don’t walk with just your legs, walk with the feeling that your hips are being used with each step.

It is crucial that your walk is relaxed. The more relaxed your walk, the faster you will move. 

When we put this all together it is pretty amazing, you have the bearing of a champion and the walk of a god and you are gracefully gliding to your destinations.