In the first session of Kin-Jo, practitioners witness a joy of living, of dynamism in one's daily life, inner peace and stability in face of life's uncertainties. Also noted is improved physical and psychological well-being.
Yes, a few movements occur near the ground but the majority of the practice is done standing. Some katas require having a knee on the floor. A few katas are performed sitting on the floor, or even squatting, and include stretching and bending the waist.
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Kin-Jo is coming from traditional martial arts, it is a recent practice dedicated to men and women of today. Practicing this art allows to face life in this present world keeping one’s axis, stability and identity.
The practice helps us to be here, to live the moment, to enjoy this state of total presence to what is. The practice acts as a mirror, it will reveal ourselves and our behaviors. The practitioner will take consciousness of his "weaknesses", fears, blocking which imprisons him. Rehearsing katas until perfection of the performance in the harmony of the gesture allow to softly free oneself, each one to his own pace.
In Kin-Jo there is no confrontation with an opponent. It is an internal martial art. To quote Angel Sanchez Robledo, co-writer of the book: “Budo, spiritual path of fight, shows that the true enemy is within our interiority…” When there is a struggle, it is “… against our own weaknesses, our illusions, until we succeed to make peace in ourselves.”