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What is Mushin? And How to Achieve It?

By Thomas D. McKinnon What is Mushin? Mushin: the term is a shortened form of, ‘Mushin no shin’ (無心の心). This Zen expression means, basically, ‘mind without mind’. It refers to the state of ‘no-mindness’. Or […]

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What is Zanshin? – The State of A Fighting Mind

By Thomas D. McKinnon What does Zanshin mean? Literally translated, zanshin means ‘left over or remaining heart /spirit/mind’. However, for the dedicated karateka, it means the state of total awareness. Being still within, while aware […]