Monday, May 22, 2006

Fudoshin-Immovable Mind

Fudoshin- Immovable Mind

True FUDOSHIN is not a rigid, immobile state of mind, but the condition of stability which comes from the most rapid movement. In other words, like the steadiness of a spinning top, the state of perfect spiritual and physical stability arises from movement which continues infinitely and is so infinitely rapid that it is imperceptible.

This movement is condensed at the one point in the lower abdomen. By putting everything into the one point, we can experience FUDOSHIN and not lose our stability no matter what happens.
Koichi Tohei

I was first introduced to the concept of Fudoshin when I first began studying Aikido with Imaizumi Sensei. At the beginning of the “Ki Class” we would read from a small book the topic for the day.

Stay tuned for further discussion of the concept of Fudoshin.