Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ku - Is void nothing or everything?

Within Taijutsu / Ninjutsu there is a term, Ku (く). Sometimes translated as void it can also mean chaos, preformation, or all possibilities existing outside of time before taking form.

As warriors we we strive to train to a level where an instant possibility takes form, but it must also be correctly adapted to a given situation. To occur outside a process of lengthy decision making is not only effective but also a transcendent experience. Here is a quantum explanation of the idea that there is a state of many simultaneous possibilities, all of which affect the final outcome. It helps add some shades or depth to the term Chaos, which was also the seminar name where Steve Ledford and I met the first time. We can learn to see Chaos not as destruction but instead creation and opportunity. Even if we just tell ourselves that to survive another second!