Category: Martial Arts

How To Take Tea. Ways From A Ninja.

In Our World, Legends of Iconic Japan include the Tea Ceremony. Closing in on Winter Training i, Shiro enter the damp Night, Dojo, then Damp Night again. To Train… and take Tea. From and With… a Ninja.?. Ceremonially Speared as well. Well as Herein. Tattling On Teas, Swords, Spiralling Spears.

 

Japan. 1991.

Then,

 

As i, Shiro, approached, a Lit Room ahead grew bright. er.

Now Night and Dark, i… was in Training. In

Our World, Legends known as Ninja,..

have so become

My Instructors/Teachers/Mentors.

 

1984.

1984… That, so Began.

 

There was no Internet. No IOT Then. In 1984.

Barely in 1991…

Not like now.

 

 

In 1984 Two South Australians decided to follow.

Their Dream.

 

Using Books we chased these Shadows throughout

recent History. Yearning for their Secrets. Travelled

to another Aussie State to confirm an Address. Worked

 

Two Jobs, Saved like crazy…

Flew on a Big Plane.

Then a Fast Train. Or Two.

Found the Address. Eventually. Next

Day. Actually.

 

Lived The Dream.

In Japan. With Ninja. Then

 

 

when on to Learn… a couple of things.

 

They felt like Showing Us… including

How To Take Tea

Ways From A Ninja

and

… With Ninja… as well. Well as

being Japanese Tea. Green. Then. 1991.

 

Japan. SomeWheres. Back Then. Then

 

 

as i furthered into the Light. Things

become clearer. Back into the Night

We so went.

 

Training Outdoors. Winter.

Squiiish.?.

 

In Rice Paddies.

Chatting abouts… Tea Ways.

 

With Spears. Swords.

Ninja too. To

find so Sweet and Sour is the Way

of Tea. Japanese. Japan’s

 

 

Tea Ways Out,.. Ins.

Way of Tea has several nomens. Names include:

Chanoyu,.. Sado,.. Ocha.

 

Ritualistic, fashioned, the Ceremony

invokes appreciation of the Tea by

showing appreciation TO the Guests…

by giving them a Drink… and Show.

 

Guests presented with Kashi… Sweets, 菓子

usually Seasonal.

Consumed prior, so balanced by Bitter Tea.

 

Tea is Green, powdered:  Matcha/Macha 抹茶

 

 

 

The Tea Plant is/was not Native to Japan.

Introduction vis China app. 4th Century.

Tea cultivated app. 6th Century-

Ceremony cultivation app. 8th Century-

 

Initial Uses/Users: Religious, Medicinal.

Mainly cost driven.

 

Myoan Eisai, a Priest penned the first Treatise

on the Way of Tea. The Kissa Yojoki.

(…aka Tea Drinking is Good For Health…)

In 1211.

 

 

Tea Cups…

All Overs,..

Over Times, Places the partaking of Tea

became a Societal norm. For Samurai and the

General Public alike. Like a

 

Snake. In 1991, hissed Ninja Instructor

Fumio Manaka Shihan as i, Shiro

thrust a Sword. Struck out when a Low Posture. So

 

Reached.

Bladed Tip, angled slightly upwards,

approached Ribs. Then smoothly turning flat,

to penetrate ‘tween Bones. There. His. Then

 

 

His Hiss. Turned Hum. Humming now, He

too angled His Body. Doing so whilst

looping and twisting. His Spear Thrust.

 

Using the Spears extra length easily

evading my Sword. Out of Reach. Reaching

i, Shiro. His Spear met Chest. Mine.

 

The twist to the Spear’s motion ensured. Penetration.

‘Cept this One had a rounded Training Blade/End. Still…

still, those tentacles of Pain. So Flared. Chest. Mine.

 

I hissed now, breathless, gasping, as His Technique.

Targeted. Took Effect.

 

Manaka Shihan hummed. Mores. Meanwhiles

 

 

My Chest, Solar Plexus…

wanted to find a quiet Corner. Fars

Aways.

 

My Body flew back… rather gracefully. Somehows.

Ballet like Leap… ‘cept in reverse.

My Sword though, wibbled and wobbled belatedly

cutting Air Molecules. Lil’ else.

 

I squished, splashed. The Landing. Still

Upright. In a Rice Paddy. Field

Sword held limply. Chest…

 

Maruyama. Rice Paddies. Night.

 

ON FIRE. Metaphorically.

 

Somewheres. Japan.

Now so bespattered with muddy Water that

slowly made it’s Own Ways. Down

 

My Face. Mainly. Manaka

 

Shihan smiled, hum stopped,

saying simply,.. tea-singly;..

 

“… Again…”… More in Deed.

 

 

Indeed,.. i, Shiro couldn’t agree. More. More

Tea and Ways…

too does the Tea Way combine. Flowers,

Calligraphy, Tea Rooms Design/Materials,

Gardens and subtle Lighting

 

are some examples. Each Facet adding to the

overall effect. Taste, Smell as well. Well as Ceramics

and Utensils. Each Plays a Part. Theirs. Within

these Tea Ways.

 

As with presented Sweets;.. Seasonal Themes

and Variations dominate The Flowers, Gardens,

Rooms,..

so forth. Forthrightly

 

that even now,

 

 

many typically associate, recognise.

The Season-ed Tea Ceremony as Iconic.

 

Almost soothingly Meditative in action,.. participation

as Guest(s) and Giver interact. Simple yet

appreciative approach that adds much

to the taste of those tannin Teas. Shared. Sharing too

 

more than a Drink, Manaka Shihan did us Honor.

By Sharing. Knowledge, Fact, Opinion, Thoughts.

As  Aboves. Belows. Herein. Teas ed out.

 

Honoring

 

Ways of Those Divine. Stirring The World… Cup… With a Spear. Naginata in fact. Divine Duo: Izanami in Red, Izanagi the Black. From Japan’s Origin Legend. Clicks for mores.

 

Art. Rice. Paddies.

 

the Ancestors has long been a part of Japan’s

Martial Traditions. Traditionally the Tea Ceremony

has become, over Times, Places…

A Way to Balance… 

Life.

 

With it’s simplicity, naturalness unadorned.

Tea Rooms reflect this as well. Well as

unpainted, unwaxed, simply weathered

and worn. Simply. Bare.

 

Excess is scorned. Of no Desire, Reason.

For Thems, That. Therein.

One Callig. Scroll, One Flower Bunch/Branch.

A Tea Set, You, i.

 

A Discipline, Tradition of simply sharing. Tea.

Shihan Manaka went on. Mores.

 

 

The Ideals and Concepts akin to that and

those of Zen Buddhism stir so deep within

The Tea Ways. Way laid and intertwined,

The Tea Ceremony

invokes, causes and effects

on ALL FIVE SENSES.

 

Simple.

Balanced.

 

The overall effect plays both Conscious

and Unconscious Levels. Such engagement

of BOTH BRAIN HEMISPHERES in a peaceful

uplifting manner brings together…

Inner Equality. Balance.

 

The Left Brain Side Analytical,.. following the

Implements, Procedures, Details, Rituals.

 

 

 

(Video Link)

 

The Right Side Appreciative,.. following the

Creative Natural beauty of Plant/Paper/Place…

interactions of feelings ‘ tween Guest, Host…

anticipation of Taste, Smell, Touch, Sight, Sound.

 

Simple Sights and Sounds… Surround.

Running Waters, Boiling Waters.

Wisps of Steam.

 

Whisk on Ceramics.

So Wiped Clean.

 

 

How To Take Tea From A Ninja.?.

Simple. Simply

 

Share Training, Lives.

Our World, Legends. Dreams.

 

A Simple… Sharing.

Of That Cup… Of Life.

 

Shall i Pour.?.

 

 

Feel Free. Mores. To Teas-e out.

To Share.

 

This and That.

Your Favourite Brew.

 

Teas, Others.

Alls will do. To Share.

Such Views. From You. Herein.

Please do.

 

 

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The Kraken Lives. Out There. Deep.

 

 

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With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

 

Till next…

 

 

 

How Trees Talk. Hard Wood. Swivelled.

The Wooden Dummy That Is No Dummy In Our World. Legends So and Say. That. Research In Our World Legends Means Finds Ways and Means. Herein. Train with Wood, Woodenly Train. Thats May Also Be. Be Found Trees Conversant, Edible, Trees Poisonous, Positive Benefits. Negative Ions. Wood, roots, branches, leaves. So Ons. Herein. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

As i, Shiro Punched, Struck. Wood. Wood Swivelled,..

Struck. Back. Plowing Ons, though with Feelings. Feelings,

Growing So and somewhat, less than Bruce Lee…

... Less;.. not even Happily. I So Punched Ons. Seen

 

in certain Martial Movies and Documentarys: The

Famed Wooden Dummy. That is No Dummy. In Itself. A

 

Trains in Japan oft Given... A Helping... Hand. Gloved.
TRAIN ing… Squash… ing Times, Places. Place Herein Japan. Busy Bodies Homewards Bounds. Made To Fit. By The Gloved Ones.

 

New… ish Design To i, Shiro. Really. A

New Growth, Ways, Branch of that ol’… Tree.  A

sticky Seek and Search. Now Due. Herein

On

How Trees Talk.

Whilst also Working with…

Hard

Wood,.. Swivelled.!?

A Wooden Training Dummy. Swivelled.

 

 

That. Bites Backs. Wood That

Swivels.!?

This One Swivels.?.

What a Dummy.

 

When... Swivelled That is. That is My Research for You

In Our World. Legends of Martialness,

Training, Conditioning, Endurance, Staminas

 

and so Ons. On To

 

 

 

(Video Link)

 

Woodenly so describe Heroes whose Combat

Skills Was so momentarily stilled. Still cut to pieces.

So and confounded by Woodenry Weaponry well

and so utilised in Our World. Legends tell enough

of Wood. Used Well enough on Miyamoto Musashi,

The Japanese Sword Master who was whacked

 

chestily, wantonly by That Wood. Wood… and Weapons

Master Gonnosuke… Holding… The Wood. Too. To such,

 

Pinnochio. He, Who Wouldn’t Lie. His Wood Would

Then and So. So

Would Then Nosily noisily, Multiply. Ply Then. Was a

Wood. Type. So would be

 

Oft and so useful in Targets Manufac... Btw’s. Also

 

Musashi. Gonnosuke. Woodenly Would Wood Battle.
Right And On is Gonnosuke Weapons Master WoodsMan whilst Leftily Be Master Musashi, SwordsSpecialist… Just Prior To The Wood Whacking. Event. Musashi’s Mum,.. Watching The Event Live Ins Actions... Was Later Heard To Mumble… Well, With Wood, Boys Would Be Boys… Or something Epic. Like That. Whilst… Shakings Her Head… Wouldn’t You.?. Anyways… That Full Sticky Tale. Herein Clicks Aways.

 

Benefits. Of

Wood

Dummy and Training Weaponry.

Includes Thus and so.

 

For and When. Raining OutSides.

Places, Times. Of Training. For Then.

 

Otherswise… We Can And Do. Use A Tree.

‘Cept Theys Do Not Swivel. Either. Then

 

Youtube Model... Doing the Hard Wood Works.
This IS NOT i,Shiro. Check The Contact Page. For an Image. Hims. This Be Of and Off Youtubes. A Model modelling well. Well as See The Creds. There. photocredit/thanks:youtube

 

again, Trees do have a special Place. In.

In The Earth

Hearts, Minds, Eyes, Forests.

Our World.

(…We are Not. In... just Ons. Our WORLD…)

 

Legends... and Your Eyes, Minds. Tell so,..

Trees are IN. Deep. Soil. In Our World,

 

Legends Tell Tales of Long Lives, Whys and Hows. How

such Tall bearing Plants do so Speak also. Also…

Sorta’.

 

With Noises, Chemicals Pheromones and Mores. More

Seeds so triggered when Drying Leaves, Barks

so and do Form

in Our World of Summers, Autumns. Getting

ready for That. Spring. Sounds can almost go ultra-Sonics

when the Dry so dries Outs, those Living Woods.

 

Releasing Chemical Smells that Warn

Others Alike Of Predators

and Pollinators. Buzzing, swarmings

around. That Place. Where too the Sounds

of Running Waters, Sun evoke The Young to turn to,

go to. Face.

 

The Trees. So Be. Be

 

Tree of Oakness... Odinness, Cricket Batsness... Branching Outs In Our World. Legends.
OAK. Tree. Connected In Our World. Legends Of and Abouts God Odin, Mighty Oaks and Cricket Bats. In Our World Legends do and so. Branch Outs Alls Overs. Our World. Just Like Trees. Do.

 

Equipped too and with. That Slower Metabolism... Signalling

just and under 1cm per Min approx imated someswhats.

There. Branching

Out Mores Ins and UnderGrounds. Than Aboves so Shown.

 

This Metab Helps Aid Longevity whilst allows Times

for Nutrients to gets arounds. The Tree.

Mature Trees drink Ups of 100’s of Watery Gallons.

 

The Trees Energy Field is also mostly UnderGrounds though

Kirlian Photogs and such may be of interest. To U. There.

 

To See. That

 

Energy Fields. Plants.

 

Swivel Watchings…

Wooden Dummy Aids well too. Reflexes. Reflectively

Swivellings Arounds and Abouts. Allowing Mores. More

Combat Moves to so Flow. Ons. On to be a useful Training

Aid. Add-on. Addition To Your Routine. Stuff. You Do. There.

 

Usually Well Built enough to and for. For

Works with Some Light Gloves or None.

Allows Combos. Feets included.

Improving Timings, Placings.

 

An Excellent Training Partner. Though...

Don’t Says Much. At Alls.

Swivels well though. Well as

 

Another Types Tips is so and to. To Go. Hang.

Hang a tough ol’ Canvas Gi Arounds.

ScareCrows Style.

For Grabs, Throws.

 

Simply. So.

Enjoy

 

Model... Whacking Woodenly. Well as well.
See Aboves. Simply Reversed. Photo. Image. photocredit/thanks:youtube

 

Sticks and Mores. Trees.
Training. More Wood. Of and Off Trees.

 

Trees. Trees, Forests are One of the Major Producers.

In Our World. Legends

Of Negative. Ions that is. That is that

 

which freshly, breezily so smelleth in your Nose. Like A...

Forest. When

You Walk. Thru The Forest too. To

and akin That, the WaterFalls, Beaches that so erupts in

Negative. Ions. Also. Also

 

with so many Benefits of Health. Yours. There. Therein

etc.

Nature. Basically.

Negative Ions. Positive Benefits.

Of That. Negative nomened so. So

One That Mod. Tech. has developed too. To such,

 

the Elanra Tech Devices. Thereof.

 

Air Ioniser. Elanra Selection.

 

Negativity that atmospherically positively enhances Breathing,

Recovery, Natural Body Rhythms, Sleep

in Our World. Legends of Sciences, Healths. Mores

as well. Well as

 

Many of the Negatives in

You and Your Waters Intakes

can Be Filtered Outs using Plant… Waste products…

The PEEL.

 

Steep In,..

soak in 1 tsp. per Glass-

 

Powdered Edible Fruit/Veggie Peels. Peels of Your

Selection that are

prepped Cleaned, Boiled, Dried, Crushed. Powdered

and Sprinkle Added Prior. 2-3 Mins. Let Sit. Strain. Yums.

Clean er. Waters

 

and so forth. Forthrightly some Ideas,

Portable Modelled, Invented well as Belows. As well

 

 

(Video Link)

 

Tree. Of Life. Alchemical Styled specie.

 

Do some Trees Give Life. Life taken too. To

and by… Death. Death

and by the MANCHINEEL Tree in Our World. In

So Many Ways. Poison in deed. Indeed and so. So

 

Under Rains. Do Not Under… Stand. Standing Under

The MANICHINEEL During Rains… Drips Poison so…

 

Understand. That. That whilst every Part

beautifully Geometrics,

 

A Tree A Maze ing…

 

harmonic and exponential in Growths. Are Trees. Trees

took the Eyes of a growing Genius astutely noting by noted

Da Vinci Leonardo in His branching Outs Notes; Noting

this, Thus

Abouts Trees… That

“…All Branches Of A Tree;..

Put Together Are Equal In Thickness To Its Trunk..”. Trunks

 

so and thus Balanced. Aboves- + Belows-. Ground. In

Our World. Legends of the Tales Arbory Tell. Tell of The

Rounded of the Largest Width = some 38+ Feet. Arounds.

The CYPRESS so Therein.

Many such and so Large supportive Trunks

 

so used. In the Waters Driven Supports of the City,

Venice as well. Well as

 

 

The MORINGA OLEIFERA that so Tropically Grown. Grown

wherebys Any and Alls Of This Plant. Can be. So Used.

Nutritious, Medicinals, Bee Loving, Water Purifying Plant.

Alls Rounded. So

 

No Needs To Be. Hard. To

Share. Share in deed…

 

What WOULD YOU… Wood Carve.?.

Design.?. Invent.?. Sculpt.?. Model, Create

and Mores. Like That.

 

Weapon.?. Toy.?. Thing in and ‘Tween.?.

Object of veneration, imaginations...

Dreams.?.

 

Would Carve Outs Woodenly. So What.

Would That. Be.?. Please Share. Herein.

 

CLICK FOR WHAT THIS. CAN DO.
GREEK FIRE.?. LET ME AT IT… CLICKS AWAYS.

 

Next… Wailings Ons. That Would Be. A Wave To

Whales, Songs, Warm Ice Caves. Waters Super High-Way.

 

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 A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

 

Till next…

 

Clicks Aways. Writers Guide. Top Tips. 24.

 

YoYo. May That Force Be. With You.

Ups n Downs In Our World. Legends of Martialness So Do Swing. Fro and To. To Go Rounds Abouts also. Also Balls and Chains. Chain Swinging, Ball Slinging. Mores Than Simple Children’s Toys, Frustratory Devices. Of War. Martial. Weapons To Throw. Arounds Ways Alls Explained. Herein as well. Well as Slide-Shows thrown in.

 

Rock On A Rope.

The Yoyo. Thus Be. Be

it Slings, Catapults, Bolos. More so

 

and Other Variations too. Therein

That, This Theme. Boleros

 

That Rock well as well. Well as in Our World. Legends

Will Rocks On You. Rolling.?. Well,... ’tis also as well;..

A Greats Defensive Movements. Rolls Aways

In Motion Wise. Wisdom

 

Alls Over Our World Legends. Tell such

Tales spun, rolled

 

 

 

(Music Link)

 

out, Long Ages Ago. Of Yore. That Be.

 

Rock On A Rope.

The Yoyo in deed it seems. Indeed

 

‘Tis not only Our World. That Spins. Gathering Forces,

Momentum Combining with Mass, Overcoming Inertia,

Inaction, Gravitys. Propelling Forwards, Arounds, In

Our World. Legends of Ups n Downs. Many Forces.

Therein. Thereof

 

as well. Well as Modern Societal, Cultural

Forces that well

 

May have turned such a Weapon

to Funs of Toys. Toys,..

These Are Not. Herein. Belows.

 

 

Weighted Rope.

Balls and Chains.

Chains and Balls.

 

The

YoYo. May

That Force

Be. With You,..

Rather Than. Not. These

 

 

Weapons thus and so. In Addition to Combining

Chain and Weight/Mass combine Several Skills also. Also

such as Timing, Coordination, Positioning... esp. Hands/Eyes.

As and With That and Those Juggling Skills. Therein. Therein

 

The Martial Concepts tweaked to Others Societal Uses and Usages.

String, Ropes, Line, Cords, Chains provide Adaptability/Variety.

Safety too. To even find Inventive, Delightful and oft. Stunning.

 

Ways and Means cultured of such as Sculpture, Art, Ideals.

Toys also. Also Belows. Slide-Show Shows. That. That

 

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In The

…Beginnings…

There Was a Need.

For The Chain. In Yore. Of Japan. Your...

Needs are Many. Many

 

soon noted the effectiveness of linking Metal. Metal

so Smithed, Tempered and worked too. To

their Ways and Means of Martial Combat and Self-Defence.

 

Particularly in Neutralising Advantages.

 

 

Long- and Short-Range.

The Samurai’s ubiquitous Symbols. The Sword

and The Spear. Both had their strategic Strengths

neutered.

 

The Chain (... and Weighted End…) carried more than

enough Power. To power thru’ Weapon, Armor, Body.

Whilst if needed, could help maintain distance from

 

Opponent(s). Their Weapons also. Also

 

 

The Chain… KUSARI … In Japanese; is so

composed of Iron Or Steel making it’s debut

within BUDO long ago as with that of Body Armor.

 

This Tool… links... (…pun intendeds…) the Many Add-Ons

early Warriors and Black-Smiths so fashioned.

Weights, Blades, Spikes, Spiked Balls etc.

 

Flexible enough too. To snugly fit into a Hollowed Pole-

 

For and when. A Surprise so due. Due

 

Chain, Pole/Stick Type.

 

and to. The Style of Manufacture. Then. Of Yore. Japan.

 

Was to utilise a unique Forge & Smithing Process. A Process

where and by, Each and Every Link Hand Made Separate.

Coated with a Special Mud at The Joins.

Hammered Togethers. Chained.

 

A Style that In Our World. Legends do so and call…

... Wakashitsuke … =

separate first, then join.

 

This stylish Process soon enough became a Black-Smith

subspeciality. Labour, Time, Mind Intensive Works.

 

With the Result, a very High Quality and Strengthened

Defensive Weapon more than able to… Hold It’s Own

 

in Combat. Bending… No Breaks. Therein We Hopes.

The Practical Jewellry Application… KASURI so named.

 

 

Yoyo Ups n Downs. Of

Yore.

Ancient Ninja and Samurai were not Alone

In Our World. Legends from that and those

of Egypt, Greece, The Philippines, France, U.S.A.

and Ye Merry Olde

Englands as well. Well as Weaponry and Toy. Toys

and Weapons with many inspired nomens so

named. Therein. Herein

 

Refer Aboves Slide-Show. For That. That

is so. By seeing those  so whirling

Patent Images. Belows also. Also

 

 

 

a Chain or Rope and so on; can be well formed as well.

Well as

In and To become. Other Things.

 

Means and Ways of Lift, Carry, Ladder Step, Bind

and Tie. Things. Things akin

 

and to, Pulleys, Weighted Cords. So Ons. On

and To, With

 

 

Variables Applied in Strength, Length and Mores. More

than able. Able to be included in Weaponry

even Mod and Hi Tech. Things.

 

The Chain-Gun. Thing.

 

A Fiercesome Bullet Chucker. Prolific also. Also

very Shiny. See Belows. For

That. Image. Then

 

Gatling. Chained.

 

Rocks On A Rope.

 

The Yoyo so derived.

Others too. To and with

Add-Ons vis Martial Minds of Men...

Women and Children too. To be

 

Honed In Battle… in Play-times, Places.

Times In Our World.

 

Legends

 

 

Feel so Chained.

To Share.

 

What With Chains.

In Your Dreams.

You Would Care. To Make.?.

 

So Share. Herein. That You Would Bind,

Sculpt, Create. Set Free. Unbound.

In Our World.

Legends. Be One.

 

Next… Be

In Our World. Legends From and To;.. i, Shiro to You. On

Gods and Lovers. Loved to Berry Death. The White.

 

‘Tis Thus. So Simply And So. Till and then,

Enjoy. The Slide-Show. As Belows. So Then

 

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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 A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

 

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Ancient Japans 9 Classic and Unique Weapons. Clicks Aways. Herein.