The underlying theme of many of our classes in May was Shi Shun. You should recall your instructors asking you to improve your focus in class. In the upcoming movie, the Karate Kid, Mr. Han tells young Dre that "your focus needs more focus!" Where you focus your visual attention (shi sun) communicates many things. Shi Sun is the terminology we use for eye focus but Shi Sun is more than that. Shi Sun demonstrates your mental focus, intensity and commitment. If the eyes are the windows to the soul then Shi Sun reflects your level of confidence, courage and centeredness. Shi Sun reflects your inner dedication and focus to staying on target. When you visualize conquering a challenge or overcome a hardship you are actively engaging Shi Sun.
- Dedicate yourself to not move your eyes when doing form
- Look into your partners eyes when practicing
- Look into people’s eyes when communicating with them (shaking hands for example)
- See yourself breaking a board before attempting to break it