Philosophy of The Tokushima Budo Council International
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The students are taught to break balance in eight basic directions, each direction is termed a positive action, each action different from the other. As an example, a student standing in a natural posture will have their shoulders immediately above a line under the ball of their feet. Any slight nudge in any direction will stagger them and force them to take a step in what ever direction they have been nudged, or they simply fall over.
Things which we call permanent monuments are never the same from one fraction of time to the next, as nature has its way to change all things, whether they be rocks, mountains, seas or buildings. They all react differently from one second to the next. Even man himself.