Written down in English and Korean;
1. 기예 (공방 술기 – 몸수련),
2. 철학 (삶의 이치 = 무술의 이치 – 정신 수련),
3. 의술 (에너지의 막힘과 열림을 통한 몸회복- 상승 무공 (기무체) – 정신 수련 – 사랑)의 터득을 말한다.
즉 이 세 가지는 하나의 원리로 돌아가는 것이며, 그것을 터득 하는 것이 무예 수련이다.
우리의 옛 선조들이 다 해오던 것이다.
아니라면. 많이 부족한 것이 되며,
지극히 중요한 부분을 간과하게 된다.
가령 해동검도를 본다면,
공방의 술기와 정신 수련의 모태가 될
철학을 배우고 가르쳐야 되며,
그것의 상승무공을 통한 기운이
끊임없이 수련할 수 있어야 한다.
그게 삶, 즉 수행이고,
무예 수련이 바로 그것이다.
어느 한 종목의 무술 창시는
공방의 술기가 위주가 되니,
그것은 누구라도 쉽게 만들 수 있게 되며,
역사성의 날조를 필연적으로 넣게 되며,
허접한 철학을 운운하게 된다.
여기에 의술은 아예 근처도 못간다.
다른 무술에서 기운의 흐름을 설명하고 시연하면서 상대가 힘없이 넘어지고 밀리는 것을 보면, 왜 그런 현상이 일어나는지 알려고 노력하기는 커녕 사이비로 몰기도 한다.
내가 직접 몸으로 느끼고 체험하고 깨달아서 거기까지 가봐야 비로소 조금 알게 된다.
그러한 기운의 흐름을 안다하더라도, 그것은 시작일 뿐이다. 수준과 정도의 차이가 사람마다 다 다르다는 것이다. 그 기운의 흐름을 알고 수련한다는 것이 무예의 기본이 된다는 말이다.
Excerpts from 85page, Actual Meaning of Muye (무예) with Musul (무술) & Mudo (무도) with a diagram of “Searching for the Forgotten Half in Martial Arts”.
This book tries to illustrate the basics in practice in both martial arts and life for the correct performance with fundamental core for exploring the authentic basic practice under one principle in order to reinforce your training and be thankful life as well. What I emphasize on and on is to realize how this world works, so that you can make your present consciousness deepen and borden with which enables you understand a very simple one: Principle of Nature as a pathfinder of your journey.
What do you want to get through martial arts training, or meditation, or any other kind of practices as a human with body as a machine? Still in illusion, or trying to seeking for something mysterious, or any profound, or any special philosophy? The truth and its principle are always simple and succinct since human history commenced.
Can you explain literally the meaning of Martial Arts? People say often it is explained only with yum & yang in practicing, but it is not enough when we come to think of it by the principle of nature, for it can not be worked only by yum & yang which itself are as it is we call it Taekuk.
When it meets Nothingness, in other words, two in one, then starts working or going around, thus, as be shown at the below diagram, it is to be a right expression when we can show Samtaekuk in training; yum & yang in Nothingness or Mu; The visible world (yum & yang) in the invisible world (Mu)
Let’s get to the point.
Muye (무예), in which implies three significant spheres: Skills, Philosopy and Medicine: All are interconnected under one principle. If each martial art does not encompass all three kinds abovementioned, it leaves much to be desired. You need to check your martial arts. Do you like to train only to be strong skillfully and physically? then, no problem, go ahead. Ignorance is bliss 😊
1. Martial Arts
– skills physically – Relax, feel the energy, Feel and connect, harmony and balance in flow energy – grounding, rooting, centering
2. Philosopy – mindfulness and awareness – how the world works by the principle of Nature – the reality of Energy – The ultimate goal of human life through Martial arts training
3. Medcine – Healing system – The principle of Prompt Pain- Relieving & elimination
We are all know it is martial arts in English, but in Korean, we in Korea use three kinds of terms, Musul (무술), Mudo (무도), Muye (무예). We need to focus on why Korean anscesters use the term of Muye of them, for it includes the broden realm beyond martial arts in general in which is being trained the skills of offense and defense physically.
Seeing or feeling etc. the “Energy of Nature” in martial arts training are an essential prerequisite to be a holistic martial artist who can realize the “Nature of Reality”. Training holistically in martial arts is to know the Nature of Reality and put it to practical use in daily training and even in life.
If you still have no idea of it until now, it’s nothing but window dressing for doing only physically in the 21C with ignoring its foundational essence, which means you know only half, the rest of that half is a mental one; “Self-Acquirement” with “Body-Magnetization”, the Forgotten Half in Martial Arts Training.
This recent publication illustrates how it works and how to train and so on with the diversity of many diagrams and peculiar ways to let trainees understand with ease.
Try to read and understand it on and on, you can achieve it through your direct experiences.
Take your correct practice to the stratosphere and beyond. One way to launch your daily practice into orbit is by expanding your ability based on The Basics.
Kimu training gradually makes the things bland or overused recognize and lead stellar alternatives fits with you.
Over time you’ll recognize your redundant motions choices and learn the difference between wrong and right, good and bad in motions you have been training thus far.
I am sure it will be one small step for your normal training and one giant leap for your journey in both martial arts and life.
September 15th 2022