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#267941 - 06/30/06 11:24 AM Dreaming of kata
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
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Do you ever find yourself working out techniques in your dreams? I've only been taking Goju classes for 6 months (or so)...and dreamed of doing kata (Seuichin) last night. It was kinda neat because in regular class I can't 'imagine' the other person...what the technique is used for. But in dream it was great. Fleeting...but so clear.

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#267942 - 06/30/06 11:43 AM Re: Dreaming of kata [Re: harlan]
oldman Offline
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No, but two nights ago I dreamed that there was a beautiful Japanese woman in bed with my wife and I. No kata and unfortunately no grappling either. But still...

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#267943 - 06/30/06 11:47 AM Re: Dreaming of kata [Re: oldman]
harlan Offline
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Funny, I've had that dream too.

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#267944 - 06/30/06 01:10 PM Re: Dreaming of kata [Re: harlan]
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I used to have martial arts dreams constantly. They have been less frequent lately, as I haven't been attending a school. A couple night ago I dreamed I was sparring, and using all sorts of applications for kung fu techniques that I've been working out.
I practice in my dreams all the time. One dream I remember, I was asked to use the Chinese Bench, employing the drunken method, to dispatch four fighters with staves. It was very clear and vivid, how I used the bench to counter and disarm them. It was great, like an old kung fu movie

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#267945 - 07/02/06 08:08 PM Re: Dreaming of kata [Re: harlan]
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Harlan,

I used to dream of martial arts, and oddly enough of drawing...however, over the last few years I seem to be too tired to remember anything except waking up...being tired.

In any case, I think it's nice. To me it means you are enamoured of what you are doing and considering things in your subconscience. This is not bad...this is something to remember and be happy about.

To enjoy something enough to dream about it means that there is happiness there that swells beyond your day time considerations.

And like someone who just gets into a hobby and who has youthful enthusiasm (regardless of age), it makes me smile!

-B

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#267946 - 07/05/06 03:30 PM Re: Dreaming of kata [Re: butterfly]
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Recently I spoke to an experienced researcher who has been studying brains all her life. She told me about an experiment that her team conducted a short while ago. In this experiment there were three people. One person would stare at a piano for ages (this person obviously got bored to death), the second would practise to play the piano for ages and the third would have to imagine playing the piano for ages. The researchers examined their brains afterwards and how they changed. Turns out that imagining to play the piano has a very similar effect to actually playing it. Similarily in Martial Arts i believe that imagining and dreaming about MA would sub-conciously embedd the feel for sparring in your mind.
The Magic of Martial Arts is absolutely wonderful, but the changes it helps to make in our lives is miraculous!

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#267947 - 07/28/06 02:39 AM Re: Dreaming of kata [Re: harlan]
ButterflyPalm Offline
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Quote:

Funny, I've had that dream too.




Ahsooo!!!...didn't know you are Japanese.
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#267948 - 08/22/06 04:07 PM Re: Dreaming of kata [Re: ButterflyPalm]
harlan Offline
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Interesting article on continuity in dream and waking:

http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~ly8/ContinuityActivities.pdf

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#267949 - 08/24/06 12:56 AM Re: Dreaming of kata [Re: harlan]
ButterflyPalm Offline
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"Using a correlational design, a positive, non-zero correlation coefficient will support the continuity hypothesis"

Anyone who understands that will be an insomniac anyway.
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#267950 - 08/24/06 10:12 AM Re: Dreaming of kata [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Quote:

"Using a correlational design, a positive, non-zero correlation coefficient will support the continuity hypothesis"

Anyone who understands that will be an insomniac anyway.




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