©Copyright Dennis Bartram November 2004Updated April 20051
TAI JUTSU – Natural Movement Heritage
Hatsumi Sensei began our instruction in Amatsu principles by explaining twoimportant fundamental concepts. He explained that the study of Gairon and Tai Jutsuwere connected and vital to our ability to receive his teaching. Without understandingthese principles, we could not continue.Gairon is the underpinning or foundation of Amatsu. He describes this essence assensing the interconnectedness of all things in the universe. Gairon also interprets asseeing the whole picture and its thread in any given situation.“Gaia the Greek goddess of the earth.” “The relationship between the biosphere and Gaia is like that between your body and you. The biosphere isthe three dimensional geographic region where living organisms exist. Gaia isthe super organism composed of all life tightly coupled with the air, the oceansand the surface locks.” Lovelock, J. GAIA A New look at life on Earth.Precafe PXITai Jutsu is more than just a skill or body movement, it is a feeling, an essence bornfrom nature.He explained to us that without Tai Jutsu (Natural Movement), then nothing wouldexist in the universe. This applies to weather patterns, water flow, opening of flowersand human development.The Hichi Buko Goshin Jutsu tradition holds the secret of the opening of flowers, thevery essence of life on our planet.Victor Schauberger a natural scientist describes it in the following way:“Were water actually what hydrologist deem it to be – a chemically-inertsubstance-then a long time ago there would already have been no water and nolife on this Earth. I regard water as the blood of the Earth. Its internal process, while not identical to that of our blood, is nonetheless very similar. Itis this process that gives water its movement. I would compare this inner motion, the origin of all possible physical movement, to that of a blossomingflower bud. As it unfolds, it creates a vortex-like crown of petals, in the centreand at the end of which stands the true secret of motion-life in statu nascendi,in the form of a concentration of movement”.