Philosophies, Traditions, Martial Arts, Anime, Gaming-
Alls oft encourage the use of Elemental Topics,
Training and Memory Aids. Concepts that Symbolise Aspects
thereof. Therein as well.
Well as Helping to promote Understanding
of the Inner Workings and Theories within,.. The ELEMENTS
can oft be a useful Tool per se. In The Real.
For Everyone. To use.
Such with the
is and now…
i, Shiro’s POV. Herein. As Belows. Begins:
The Elements so nomened/named.
Cosmological, Philosophical, Societal, Martial.
Many, most of the such Researched
in Our World. Legends
within utilise the Concept of The
As Belows. ( A GO-DAI…)
Japanese Nomen: The 5 (…Go…) Great Ones… (…-Dai…).
The 5 are oft used in Sets/Pairs/Triples.
To highlight differences amongst sameness.
Whilst Many Understand that there are Two
Sides to every story…
In the Real… oft 3. Sides.
Health Effects and so on.
Yours/Others/Mine… POV’s for example.
Up/Centred/Down… Directions etc.
The 5 Elements move freely within the ” Sides ”
dependent on… POV.
This may be better understood with a
Basic Combat Fight Scenario.
E.g. Attacker surprise frontal Technique/Punch/Kick,
then attempting to Grab/Hold You = Fire…
You Evade the frontal, then distract by calling over
imaginary friends and Run = Wind… then Void.
You evade, then crash back in to finish. = In Water.
The Elements are thus and so… Fluid, Flowing from One
to the next or Other etc… dependent on Your Reaction,
and such combos. Therein.
Elements can be linked with… Anything actually.
Emotions, Actions, Reactions, Objects, POV’s.
When Angry… Fiery.
When Calm… Earthy.
When Indecisive… Windy.
When Cunning… In The Void.
When Give and Taking… Watery.
Most and Many are Combos.
Moving perhaps from One to Next and along.
Elements of The
The Godai is represented in the Real; 3-Dimensionally
with The Gorintou
A Pile of Shapes piled. Ups.
Well and sewn well arounds, abouts Temples, Forests
Places in Japan.
A 5-Tiered Geometric Stack similar in concept to The
A Universal Styled Expression.
Usually Stone Carved/Shaped.
Cube, Sphere, Pyramid, Crescent, Jewel.
Earth,.. Water,.. Fire,……… Wind,…… Void.
As Aboves. Below. Image. Shows. That, There.
♦ Earth : Chi, Tsuchi
♦ Water : Sui, Mizu
♦ Fire : Ka, Hi
♦ Wind : Fū, Kaze
♦ Void : Kū, Sora
Within Martial Trainings The Godai Elements are Prompts,
Code for a certain Style. Of Response.
This in relation to Mental Moods AND
Physical Actions/Options taken.
Such influences, over Times, Places, Trainings,
allows One to access Other Ways to open up
when dealing within Issues, Physical, Mental.
Cool ourselves down when Hot under that Collar.
Warm us up when Words seem so Cold.
Or… Let Nature take it’s Course.
Most Instructors that i, Shiro have worked with
are not rigid in the Application
and Understandings of these Elements.
A Model, Style Of Approach.
A General Guide. To Things per se.
Of Possibilities, Ways, Means.
An Overview, Overall Strategy Outlook.
Other Ways, Means of Viewing. Things.
Emotional Awareness may further Develop
leading to a more”… Natural…” You.
A Lil’ Playful.
Full of Life. Creative. Skillful.
- ♦ Chi. The Earth.
Solid. Hard. Stable.
Resistance. Unbothered Confidence.
Physical Calm Awareness. Sureness. ♥
- ♦ Sui. The Water.
Fluid. Flexible. Freely Flowing.
Physical Flexibility. Give and Take. ♥
- ♦ Ka. The Fire.
Forceful. Direct. Overwhelming, Spirited.
Motivated. Passionate, Committed.
Physical Energetic. Consuming. ♥
- ♦ Fū. The Wind.
Evasive. Free Moving. Out of Reach, Turning.
Carefree, Stress Free. Creating Space/Distance.
Physical Compassion. Freedom, Open-Minded. ♥
- ♦ Kū. The Void.
Creative. Inventive. Everywhere/Nowhere.
Physical Spontaneity. Spirited Wisdom. ♥
The Void… is not actually. Void.
This Term, for many Western, is oft bewildering.
The Term Void… is not really. What IT IS.
Creativeness… perhaps closer to Meaning.
The Void is Formless, Creative Expression.
Thinkings unthought, Communicating Mental,
Emotions and Physical…
When You laugh in the face of danger…
AND Everyone laughs alongs. Spontaneous
When You Communicate and diffuse Danger.
When You smile and become Friends
after that Drink Spillage.
When Emotions run High… You Run Aways, Not. Or
When You Surprise, Distract, Bemuse, Bewilder.
When Lies, Truth… Have No Meanings, Ways.
Not Even You… is in Control Mode.
Just Go with such Flow. Self-Expressing.
Letting go of Rhyme, Reason.
When You… are Creative.
The Void. The Fullness.
You are. Then
Feel those Elements. To
Thoughts, Ideas, Events
In The Real. Or Mind.
Times, Places of Concern, Drama,
Did Things You. So Change.
In Our World. Legends
Next… To Be:
Long Arctic Trek. Caribou’s Mega-Marathon.
Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..
i, Shiro that is.
With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.
If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is
To Be So Writ. Herein.