ZEN IN GOLF
Zen in Movement in Golffrom VIDEOSand PODCAST
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Zen in Movement or Meditation in Movement,
Is a form of meditation from Japan, in which one attempts to perform the meditation in motion at the time of combat; it is the mental state of absolute concentration in combat. It is the moment in which we must attack, protect, and defend ourselves from any attack we face for the purpose of our survival.
I have been practicing Karate-do for 50 years. It was through this activity that I started practicing meditation and I now practice it more generally; for other sports I play, for everyday tasks, and especially for my golf game and for the purpose of instructing my golf students. From a mental perspective golf is very similar to martial arts. Golf is an individual sport therefore one’s performance is exclusively on one’s shoulders; there are no teammates that can directly affect one’s performance. In my perspective golf is the western version of martial arts.
Zen in my opinion is readily applicable to the game of golf. In golf Zen’s role is to synchronize body and mind in action with the inner KI energy. In simpler terms to achieve maximum performance and results in each shot we hit. Meditation gives us better control of our emotions when playing, allowing us for instance to stay patient during uneventful stretches and calm after errant shots. Emotion in golf is essential as it dictates many things in our game such as grip pressure, swing rhythm, swing speed etc, therefore learning to control emotion through Zen can dramatically improve our game. That’s how important mind, body (SHIN-WAZA) synchronization is through that KI energy (KI).