Body skills – 体術

Body skills – 体術

Body skills – 体術

Man has as biological beings evolved over millions of years. We carry genes that are billions of years old.

The human body is designed for a life in the forest canopy over twenty million years. As hunter-gatherers, our organism during the more than five million is developed to feed on a rich varied diet of natural foods, especially wild game meat, fish, seafood, root crops, fruits, nuts, berries, roots and grubs and other insects. Only in the last six thousand years, cultivated plants and domesticated animals gradually replaced much of this rich composite food, and prominently just the last thousand years.


Since it takes much longer than a few millennia of evolution to genetically answer and adapt to such extensive changes, it is clear that we are biologically are hunter-gatherers, and that we therefore are created to survive on just this natural food. Yet it consists of diet most of us eat for over ninety percent of products that never belonged to our ancestors' diet, especially animal saturated fats from milk, butter, cheese, chocolate, or cream; grain bread or porridge; Like sugar, sweets, and alcohol.

Humans and their ancestors' bones and muscles are likewise under twenty million years suited for a highly mobile and active life - initially as a climber in the trees, later upright walking. We are far from being fully developed in an upright position - coupled with weak musculature, one of the reasons many back problems, but above all it is our usually sedentary lifestyle with monotonous movement patterns as the cause of most of our common ailments: back pain, tennis elbow neck pain. Active training of the trail system (we call it junan undo) could eliminate a lot of these problems.

Ten thousand years ago, most of our ancestors could do what today only acrobats, rock climbers or elite gymnasts capable of. But has not yet had time evolution degenerate human body - basically every human being born healthy are trained to the same physical strength and body skills that we all originally had to survive and get food for the day.

There is in most people a conscious or unconscious belief that we would somehow be fully developed - that evolution would be completed in respect of the species Homo Sapiens. Nothing could be more wrong. Many may furthermore believe that the norms and perceptions we have made - or that we would be physiologically, mentally, religiously, and socially superior to our ancestors.
We have along the way lost many of the skills and abilities that were obvious to our ancient relatives, and that helped people to survive and evolve into modern humans and the creation of viable communities. To recite multiplication tables is not inherited knowledge, but rather learned, called cognitive behavior, a part of what we call culture, thus an accumulated knowledge that is passed on from generation to generation.

Many of our reactions are so natural that we do not reflect on that we cannot influence them. Painful reaction, pulling your hand away from a hot plate is one such. Would reflex have gone through the thought had palm long ago received severe burns. If something suddenly comes to our face blink reflex protects our fragile visual function, long before we ourselves are aware of it.

To avoid choking are cough reflex. To avoid overheating, we begin to sweat or shiver to create heat if we become chilled. Fever is part of the body's defense. Runny nose is the body's way of making off with an infection, and sneezing is a natural defense mechanism. Autokinetic reflexes protects the body from overload when a joint is locked. All these examples teach us how evolution over millions of years have developed coping mechanisms against various diseases, natural reactions that we all still carry with us. In the same way, we have built in instincts to protect us from threats and dangers, these have however raised in secure environments come under social varnish and requires that we train ourselves to be natural and spontaneous. These instincts are termed "Bufu taijutsu" - intuitive body skills - in our training.

The thesis that we are all born as blank pages are discarded and discredited. Each person is unique and born with an infinite variety of natural biological laws that govern our development - it applies to take advantage of them. Those who want meaning in life, get yourself design it.

Physiologically, there is not much difference between us and the cavemen. We are in every single detail even Stone Age people. Since modern humans arrived in Europe for almost 40 000 years ago is very small genetic changes had time to occur.
Climbing requires a perfect coordination of the body's skeletal muscles and makes exceptional demands on strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and not least a very strong mentality. It is of the few activities among us modern people fully require the mobilization of all human and psychological conditions we are born with, but very few currently use. In an original habitat, it was a matter of survival. Our body is built for survival, not to perform in the gym, school, or workplace.

The muscles in the body that we willfully control called skeletal muscles. The skeletal muscles bind together the various skeletal parts with tendons. Muscle power will never be from a single skeletal muscle, without exception, from the muscle groups, a synergy. Our nervous system provides incentives for a desired movement, not for the contraction of a single muscle. Man has over 300 skeletal muscles, which together form the body and allows for thousands of different movements. Skeletal muscles are working almost invariably in groups, and several hundred muscles may be involved in a single step.

Our anatomy is adapted for walking or running movement in very hilly terrain, often with climbing, jumping, and balancing. It is meant to be walking barefoot - foot building is that since we started walking on two legs. The feeling of direct contact between the bare foot and uneven surfaces creating the conditions for an excellent balance and flexibility, which largely lost when we wear shoes.

How does aggression? Which behavior patterns associated with it? How we act toward each other during the aggression condition? When a person's aggression brought, takes a number of basic physiological changes in the body. The whole machinery must be made to react by the autonomic nervous system. This system consists of two opposing and offsetting each other in the system - the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. The former is that which has to prepare the body for violent activity. The latter has the task of preserving and restoring the body's resources. The former says: "You are ready for the battle, go go go!" And the latter says: "Take it easy, relax and save your powers!" Under normal circumstances listens body to both of these votes and maintain a happy balance between them but when a powerful aggression insert it listens only to the sympathetic system.

When this system is activated currents adrenaline into the bloodstream and throughout the circulatory system greatly affected. The heart beats faster and blood out of the skin and viscera to the muscles and brain. Blood pressure rises. The number of blood cells increases rapidly. The coagulation of the blood increases. The digestive process stops up and nourishment are not stored. Salivary secretion decreases. Stomach work, the secretion of gastric and intestinal peristaltic motion stops. Rectum and bladder do not empty as easily as under normal conditions. Stored carbohydrates ejected from the liver and gives the blood a high sugar content. There is an excessive increase of the respiration volume and rate. The temperature regulating mechanism is effective. The hair stands up and you sweat heavily.

All these changes will help to make man prepared for battle. As if by magic, they run at a moment away all fatigue and releases a lot of energy for the anticipated physical struggle to survive. Blood is pumped out to the places where it's needed most - to the brain for faster thinking, to the muscles for fast movement. The faster coagulation means that the blood spilled because of wounds solidifies quickly and prevent blood loss. The increased release of red cells from the spleen in combination with the faster blood circulation, respiratory helps to increase the oxygen uptake and removal of carbon dioxide. The hair stands up to prepare the air access to the skin and the cold of this, something that even perspiration helps with. This reduces the danger of overheating, excessively violent activity.

With all the vital systems of the animal is ready to throw themselves into battle, but there is a catch here. A battle of life and death could lead to a valuable victory, but it can also mean serious injuries to the winner. The enemy always arouse fear as well as aggression. Aggressiveness driving the animal forward, fear holds it back. There is an intense state of inner conflict.
It is typical that the battle-ready man is not going to attack directly. It begins by threatening to attack. The inner conflict holds it back, ready for battle but not quite ready to start. If this condition is sufficiently frightening sight for the opponent, and he sneaks away, so it is obviously preferable. The victory is won without bloodshed.

Battle of life and death are, of course, but only as a last resort when aggressive signals and countersignals failed to resolve a conflict.
If threat signals the desired effect so it is good behavior, but physiologically respect, it creates something of a problem. All the body's organs have prepared a very demanding task. But they waited efforts are never off. How does the autonomous system this situation? It has moved all their forces to the utmost battlements, prepared for battle, but now their very presence won the war. What happens now?

If a physical struggle naturally followed the massive activation of the sympathetic nervous system, were the preparations that have taken the body to fully be utilized. The energy would be burned and would end the parasympathetic nervous system to take its toll, and gradually restore the physiological balance. But in the tense state of conflict between aggression and fear stopped everything up. The result is that the parasympathetic system is wildly against and the autonomic system's pendulum swings furiously back and forth. While the seconds ticked by with threats and counter threat, we can see glimpses of parasympathetic activity mixed with the sympathetic symptoms.

The dryness of the mouth gives way to a strong salivation. The intestines may collapse and give a sudden depletion. Urine, which was held so tightly in the bladder, can flow without restraint. The blood that flowed away from the skin might come back, so that the sharp paleness succeeded by intense redness. The deep and rapid breathing may be interrupted in a dramatic way and turns into gasps and sighs. All this is a desperate attempt by the parasympathetic nervous system to counter the sympathetic system's obvious exaggerations. Under normal circumstances it would be impossible to intense reactions in one direction would occur simultaneously with intense reactions in the other, but under the extreme conditions that an aggressive threat involves tracking everything out. This explains why the extreme state of shock occurs dizziness or numbness. At such times, rushing blood which has been pumped into the brain so hastily that it leads to sudden loss of consciousness.

The autonomic system did body ready for the use of the muscles. But what did the muscles? They were harnessed for the attack, but no attack was made. This situation results in a series of aggressive intention movements, conflicting actions, and attitudes. The impulses to attack and to flee pull the body this way and that. As soon as the desire to get to attack the hand, recalls the impulse to flee immediately this order. Each tucked back motion in the reverse direction is counteracted by an attacking forward movement. During evolution this general agitation modified for special postures expressing threats or intimidation. Intention movements are stylized, the conflicting pressures have been formalized into rhythmic jerks and jolts. A whole new repertoire of aggressive signals has been developed and perfected. It covers blah otherwise waving fists, stomping the ground, grasping in the air, showing of teeth, purposeful gaze, jerky movements of the shoulders mm.

But it is not enough. There is still an important source of signals originating from one category of behavior that has come to be known substitute activities. One of the side effects of an intense inner conflict is that animals as well as people sometimes exhibit strange and seemingly irrelevant fragments of behavior. For example, turn your back to begin drinking from a glass or anything else that breaks the pattern of behavior overall.

All these activities, the autonomous signals, intention movements and overreactions documents become a ritual and provides man with a diverse repertoire of threat signals. We most of the clashes are these sufficient to resolve the dispute without the parties had to resort to violence. But if this system fails, it will for real combat, and the signals may leave room for physical attack brutal mechanics. Yet it is rare that the fighters killing each other. Species that have developed a special killing techniques towards their prey rarely use these methods when they fight among themselves. The moment the enemy has been quashed, it ceases to be a threat and ignored. It is not worth wasting more energy on it and it can slip away without being subjected to further ill-treatment or persecution.

When a situation degenerates into physical fight, behave the unarmed man in a way quite interesting contrast to what one can observe other primates.
In these teeth are the main weapon, while we use the most hands. Where other primate’s grabs and bites, grasps, we hold and squeeze, tear or hitting with hands. Only in our children play biting an important role in a fight without weapons. Of course, they have not yet had time to develop their arm and hand muscles enough to cause severe damage to them.

Today we can witness the battle between unarmed adults in a number of extremely stylized versions of martial arts, like wrestling, judo and boxing, but it is rare in its original, not yet systematized form. The moment the battle gets seriously, weapons of one kind or another once into the picture. The big difference between humans and animals in danger is that people arm themselves immediately.

In its simplest form, is thrown, or they are used as an extension of your hands to strike heavy blows. Chimpanzees in captivity have been taking up a tree branch and hit hard on the back of a stuffed leopard or tear up tufts of grass and throw them against the people passing by on the other side of the moat. This gives a glimpse of how we probably began to use weapons to begin with was developed as defense against other species or to kill prey. Their use in the battle between conspecifics was certainly a secondary development, but when arms were once there, they became available for use in any emergency, regardless of the context.

The simplest form of weapons is hard, solid but non-processed, natural objects made of wood or stone. Through simple improvements to the shape of these objects can be simple acts, such as the caste and kind, developed to stabbing, cutting and offensive movements.
The next major behavioral development in terms of assaults was that the distance between the attacker and the attacked was increased, and it is this step that almost led to the human species' extinction. Javelin may seem distant, but its scope is too limited. Pilar is better, but the accuracy leaves much to be desired other. Firearms widen the gap dramatically, but bombs dropped from the sky can be placed on an even longer distance and long-range missiles can carry the attacker's impact even further. The output will be rivals, instead of being defeated, crushed, without distinction.

The real purpose of aggression within our species on a biological level is not to kill the enemy without quell him. Thus, the doctrine of Iwato dojo, comes from Togakure ryu ninjutsu, "to take the opponent's will to fight."


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