Working in the Space Part 2

In ancient times, this spatial intelligence was a primal survival sense. Science shows that 150,000 years ago man made discoveries and demonstrated a creative intelligence. The ability to deduce that footprints would lead to an animal is a human trait developed during this period.

The utilisation of creative intelligence to link a pole to a flint tool to invent a spear is another example. You need to demonstrate an ability to recognise multidimensional factors of an object. Then have the ability to transform or to recognise a transformation of one object into another. The ability to couple two concepts together requires a capacity to conjure up mental imagery and then to transform that imagery.

Leonardo Da Vinci made a prototype for lock gates based on the principle of an archway. This shape proved to be stronger and more reliable than straight gates. This principle is still used today.

Mathematicians or logicians begin an experiment or process with the parts and build into a whole by synthesis. The creative or curious brain begins by observing the whole and arrive at the parts by analysis. This process is dominated by a preoccupation with wholes rather than the parts. With patterns not pieces and similarities rather than differences. (In The Minds Eye, p39).

Triune or complete brain activity requires training however and many people need to understand that visual modes of thought are an important factor in understanding learning.

Nature seems to be very orderly if we look for evidence of differences in the many species. Science tells us however, that the evolution of the universe is based on Chaos. Scientists describe chaos as the sensitivity to generate extremely different end results, because of extremely small differences in the starting process. If you cannot notice the similarities, in a pattern you fail to understand its form.

Dr. Hatsumi never shows a technique in the same way but will begin from the same place. This is known as Henka, variation of the technique
(a way of altering slightly the technique to generate a very different outcome.

This way of expressing movement inside a behaviour is a clue to the way Hatsumi’s body-mind processes are working.

Hatsumi’s movement and techniques are often described as being extra ordinary. He explains that we must learn to do ordinary things extra ordinarily well. Extra in Latin means beyond, the English interpretation means additional. The Greek para means beyond hence para normal – beyond normal.

This explanation describes that Hatsumi utilises all of his senses beyond normal, rather than having an extra sense. These ordinary senses and qualities are inherent in all of us.

Picture Shin Shin Shin Gata painted for me by Hatsumi


Movement coupled with a triune brain mentality px7 primal flow reviews produces an open fluid non-linear behaviour. From a zero or a balanced neutral position, it should be possible to move in eight directions.

Kuri Happo
Eight secret methods from zero.

This describes the potential for eight directional movements in three-dimensional space from one point. In the martial system, the basis of Dr. Hatsumi’s budo is the kata or form of movement known as the Kihon Happo, (basic steps or roots of the system in eight directions).

From these basic steps, Henka or variations are developed to form an infinitesimal potential for further technique development. These movements from neutral to the eight directions build into body-mind pathways to form techniques. The bodily positions are known as Kamae and are equally an attitude of mind as well as a posture or body physiology.

The body forms itself into action constantly organising and reorganising itself motorically and cognitively to keep in form

Spuybrock L. Motor Geometry p 165 (Architecture and Science)

Kamae movements are coupled together to form into techniques and then disassemble in a flow. This flow has the quality of an Amobius strip.

(An Amobius strip has no beginning or end)
This natural flowing movement becomes a walk is known as Aruki and has inside all the aforementioned qualities. Inside the Aruki, walking patterns of Budo are all the elemental physiologies in movement expression. “Ninja exploit the Kamae of Tai Jutsu and practice walking in a way, which leaves no opening”. (Hatsumi p118)

This whole methodology was attuned to nature working in natural surrounding. Hatsumi describes this as a divine connection or attunement, the very space you are in also holds a Kamae. (P119)

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