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    Does anyone study a healing art separately from Martial Arts to augment their training?

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    Yes, it was a big part of my first learing pressure point application.

    Great for your knowladge of anatomy.

    I still use it to relax headachs, massage, cramps in the feet etc..
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    When I had cancer, I learned a ton about herbs and body-healing things.

    I also study a system of personality typing called The Enneagram. (It covers the mind aspect)

    And I've been in the spiritual healing arts for about 15 years. Sort of keeps me balanced when put together.

    Well, as balanced as someone like me can get.

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    We occasionally have seminars on Shiatsu, Chinese medicine, pressure points for injuries etc.

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    I have studied very little on oriental medicine. However, much like Amy, I have devoted much of my time and energy to spiritual healing.

    In Kosho we talk about Natural Law. This is what first attracted me to the study of Kosho. The Natural Law I see in Kosho is for the physical aspects of training. I personally also study the laws that govern our body, mind and soul. I believe by adding in a true spiritual aspect to training you can achieve much more than you ever thought possible.

    A couple laws I think many martial artists should learn more about are: The Law of Nourishment and The Law of Movement (as it pertains to keeping one's self healthy)

    A great teacher by the name of Bruce Juchnik once said in a seminar... if you wish to kill your enemy, live longer and attend his funeral.

    In order to live longer we must obey the laws that govern our body. Otherwise we'll most likely die due to poor health long before our enemy does.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    When I had cancer, I learned a ton about herbs and body-healing things.

    I also study a system of personality typing called The Enneagram. (It covers the mind aspect)

    And I've been in the spiritual healing arts for about 15 years. Sort of keeps me balanced when put together.

    Well, as balanced as someone like me can get.

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    I asked the question and didnt even bother answering it.

    Ive been studying and practicing shiatsu since '98....I really developed an interest in holistic healing arts after i began studying martial arts; I went to the Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo located in Toronto and studied under world renowned shiatsu therapist Kensen Saito who was a student of the founder Tokujiro Namikoshi.
    Due to personal reasons though, i had to drop out during my last semester......so i need to get back there to get my final certification.

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    I'm a Licensed Massage Therapist (graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute), and I've been a student of Zheng Gu Tui Na (studying under Tom Bisio and Frank Butler) for a year now. The healing arts I do always augment my martial arts, and it works the other way too....

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    when i went to shiatsu school the classes were quite small as it was a privately owned vocational school.....there were only 4 people in my class, 3 were martial arts guys. Having studied martial arts before going really gave us an advantage in learning shiatsu, and the shiatsu really did enhance my martial arts ability.

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