Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mindful Mixed Martial Arts - Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindful Mixed Martial Arts - Thich Nhat Hanh
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground.
What has always been lacking from MMA is the spirit Mindfulness. While pummeling your opponents head to the ground Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us to pause and Mindfully places hands to palms in a gentle slapping technique. Only the skilled gentle hand of a true Zen master like Thich could bring such beauty and grace to such a violent sport. Thich explains various techniques and moves such as Mindfully breaking dishes on opponents head, Flower Power Strike and the dreaded Flying Monk Iron Butterfly Downward Facing Leg Kick.

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14 comments:

  1. reminds me of that song " Boot to the head " often played on Dr. Dementos show

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  2. http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/

    anyone gonna post it?

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  3. When someone uploads it. I havent seen anything for it yet, other than the Netflix stream.

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  4. naughty naughty!! (grin). It being april 9th now, I almost asked you for the RIGHT link (ohoh)

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  5. Hi, please, could you repost Watazumi's Hotchiku? The current rapidshare links don't work and I'd like listening something from Watazumi.
    Do you have other Watazumi?

    thanz

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  6. I'm sorry for the double message.

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  7. Hi, please, could you repost Watazumi's Hotchiku? The current rapidshare links don't work and I'd like listening something from Watazumi.
    Do you have other Watazumi?

    thanz

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  8. Read the Disclaimer. I do not fill upload requests. All the material on this blog is the work of others. Sorry.

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  9. Also that link is totally dead, looked everywhere.

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  10. Hi,
    I've found it here http://bengerstein.com/other.html

    so if anyone (apart from me) is interested... enjoy!

    thanks for your help, anyway

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