Mushin no shin means mind of no mind. simply, you get rid of all the garbage going on in your skull, and you dedicate yourself to doing one thing, and one thing only. In this case, the one thing involves the use of the karate fist, and punch powerful beyond imagination.
Interestingly, attempting to understand mushin no shin can result in mystical experiences, insights of supreme clarity and understanding the universe, and so on.
The reason is because when you get rid of the mind, and start working at a spiritual nature, you perceive the universe differently. You perceive it without eyes.
That said, mind of no mind, can actually be expressed as ‘Time of no time.’ You start perceiving time between techniques, you see.
Now, when I first realized this, I stopped punching with muscle, and started extending my arm like it was a stick. I stopped grunting and snapping and powering up, and simply held the ground with my feet, and extended the stick of my arm (fist) through my opponent.
Man, it worked like a miracle. Right from the get go, I was having to tone down my techniques, they were just causing too much pain, and threatening to cause severe damage.
Check out this video of me and a candle from over a foot away, I am just using mushin no shin, and the arm like a stick…
Hitting without hitting.
It all makes sense with the simple concept. Sometimes you have to go through a lot of work out to get the concept, but you shouldn’t have to. After all, if you can understand what I just said here, you should be able to do it.
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