OIA comprises all the aspects of body mechanics leading toward the comprehensive teaching of the fundamental principles of martial systems. A stepping stone or a gateway toward fuller understanding and application of chinkuchi-OIA-FPofMS. Chinkuchi provides the dynamic tensioning and basic understanding in applying body protection through muscular, tendon and skeletal cohesive application. Once understanding is achieved then a move toward a more holistic aspect in the understanding of the middle path called the Internal Arts of Okinawan Te. We begin to understand structure, alignments and other aspects in separation with a goal of a blending or holistic way.
The third phase or level is to then incorporate the comprehensive knowledge that is the fundamental principles of martial systems, i.e. axis, triangular guard, posture, breathing and much more. The core of any martial system without begets a system of kicking and punching - dancing without substance as to context.
Again the number three as it relates to the goku-i, heaven-man-earth, where balance achieves the meaning of following the way through chinkuchi, OIA and FPofMS. This is already understood and the "outing" of the three brings it to the mind allowing enlightened practice and training. Putting a name to each and an explanation with connectedness achieves a wholehearted learning, practice and application (learn it, practice it and apply it or make it work).
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