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Sensei L. Albone 6th. Dan
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What Does Shin Gi Tai Mean?
Shin Gi Tai literally means Mind, Skill and Body.
Shin represents mind, heart and good spirit – When we train we should always be aware of what we are doing and need to consider our approach to the techniques we learn. Perhaps more importantly learn and practise well the strategies in our own mind to prevent us ever having to use our martial arts skills outside of the training hall. Shin can also mean spirit and this is the ‘fighting’ spirit that we show, we never give up and always try our hardest.
Gi represents skill, knowledge and experience – We must work hard and strive to perfect our techniques in order to be able to perform them effectively. Many of us find certain techniques difficult, and with these we must work extra hard to become good at them.
Tai represents the body and physical effort – We must be able to take every movement we make and make it part of the whole body in order to maximise its effectiveness. It also means that our bodies must be healthy enough to practise and to be able to adapt quickly, if necessary, to a changing situation.
Put together when we train you are at your best with your whole body in tune with your mind.