Recently, Erich Smith (Chapel Hill Quest) and I were having an exchange on Facebook. I thought his realizations and connections were so cool that they needed to be shared with more people. Erich gave me permission to repost his ideas here. Thanks Erich!
I was inspired today by your fantastic new window posters! I was thinking also about the recent post about the dojo phrases we internalize.
We've accreted several phrases at the CHQC over the years, but the core have always been:
Keep your... knees bent, back straight, eyes open and on the bad guy, and... move your feet!
[We repeat these] over and over and over again. Today, I tried to listen to them with fresh ears, and heard something completely new (to me):
knees bent - CHI back straight (movement with head over hips over feet) - SUI eyes open and on the bad guy - KA move your feet - FU
From a certain point of view, each of the elements could be viewed as isolated (for learning's sake) explorations of the dynamics presented in the cardinal rules.
If I had to pick a dojo phrase for void/KU, I'd go with "It's always my turn!"