I was originally looking at writing this book in 2023 or perhaps even 2024 but circumstances and a GUT feeling made me decide to do it early.
At one time all martial arts were complete systems, lifelong paths of learning. Then as the masters of old saw different needs they began to teach certain aspects of the martial arts to try to fill a need. Jame Mitose was a great example of this in Hawaii as he created the Official Self Defense Club. And it was this club that lead to many great martial artists emerging and the creation of many differ styles of Kempo. As an example William Chow was a student of Mitose in the Official Self Defense Club. Because of this linage Edmund Parker created American Kenpo.
But also because of this many teachings were lost to time. They were not kept secrets, they just stopped being taught and therefore disappeared from view. And much of this was the healing arts. Martial Arts training, these family arts were based on a core set of values, education and development.
The needs of the 20th Century caused much of this knowledge to fragment and disappear. Also disappearing was history, meditation, massage, and many other aspects of life training. And the martial arts is life training. A connection from mind to body, and mind to spirit. The Trinity of physical life.
The last 2 years of life in our dystopian world have cause me to reevaluate a lot of what I do. This caused me to pickup the study of an art that I began in late 2000, Kosho Shorei Ryu. And the more I studied the more I realized how much this information need to come to the public again. Like when Mitosi Sensei began the Officially Self Defense Club now is the time to get back to the roots of the martial arts and those teachings.
With this in mind I humbly offer these teachings in book form, Energy Pathways of Life: The Healing Art of Kosho Ryu.
I hope you enjoy this offering.
Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason
Energy Pathways of Life
Healing Arts of Kosho Ryu
Energy Pathways of Life: A study of the Meridian Systems of the Body. There is an old Zen Story of a boy coming to see a master and telling him he wants to learn to fight. The master tells the boy he must first learn how to heal, because hurting people is easy. There is a lot of truth in that story.
And something very important about it. I have been in the martial arts now for almost 40 years. And I have learned a lot from this study. And for me the martial arts is a study. I am always looking to learn and share what I learn. Today the martial arts is too focused on violence and not healing.
Over the years because of my study of both Kyusho Jitsu, Kosho Ryu, and Traditional Chinese Medicine I have learned a lot about health and the human body. As well as the teaching from my Chi Master. She only taught about health. I grateful for her teachings.
But today people have been programmed into abdicating their health to people who are making trillions of dollars on them remaining ill, remain sick and dependent. And they attack if you even imply their is another way. "Trust the science" is the mantra of their religion. And these people took and oath to do no harm, yet are doing nothing but harm.
Energy Pathways of Life
The human body is amazing. It is basically an electromagnetic biological suit that has an amazing ability to heal almost any damage that is done to it. And all illness in the body, or DIS-EASE if you prefer is due to an imbalance in these energetic systems of the body. And you, if you are a student of Kyusho Jitsu have researched and learned this information. But perhaps because of the way of the world you have not yet connected the dots. Pressure Points cause harm and also heal!
Energy Pathways of Life is a look at the human body and the meridian systems that travels within it. This information is thousands of years old, and yet today, their is an attempt to hide this knowledge from the people. Because if people understand this they no longer need the chemical du-jour offered by these "people."
Kyusho Jitsu gives a basic understanding of the 12 meridians and 2 vessels of the body. But there is much much more. Kyusho Jitsu is a study, a study of the meridian systems of the body, and how to disrupt them. But like the old Zen story speaks, hurting is easy, healing is much more important.
What is in this book?
- How the Octagon ties to health
- Understanding the flow of energy in the 12 Meridians and 2 Vessels
- How the 24 hour Diurnal Cycle is the true KEY to health
- Affects of Lifestyle on health
- The causes of ALL illness
- Our connection to ground [earth] and why ignoring this causes illness.
- The cycle needed for a healthy mind and body
- Effects of the sun and moon on health
- Garbage in Garbage out theory
- Stimulating energy flow in the meridians
- Deep meridian flow within the body
- Connection to the 5 elements
- Breathing and Meditation
- And much more!
This book is not a QUICK FIX for health. Rather it is about living a discipled life, developing good habits that will lead to outstanding health, energy and mental focus and balance in all things.
And this book is a part of a FULL martial arts education like that found in Kosho Ryu. The healing arts of Kosho Ryu are a very important as part of any martial arts education. And personal health is critical along this path of learning. Health must become the number one priority of people. It can no long be abdicated and never should have to begin with. Without health nothing else matters.
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