Attitude 姿勢


”Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”

Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, 2001 - using the words of Winston Churchill


一文字之構 Ichimonji no Kamae | 十文字之構 Jumonji no Kamae | 飛鳥之構 Hicho no Kamae
San Dan Kamae Gata from Gyokko Ryu Kosshi - Koppo Jutsu with Senoh Hideo Sensei [2005]


Attitudes Definition

Manner, Disposition, Feeling, Position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; regard against a group attitude. Position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.: a threatening attitude; a relaxed attitude; attacking attitude. (Oxford dictionary).

"Τhe specific posture of the body, or part of the body. to stand, to stop (temporarily or permanently) the beliefs of others. The type and manner of manifestations of behaviours, depending on the time period. Actions indicate a passive, hostile, threatening, cruel, sometimes intransigent, adapted to posture" (Modern-Greek dictionary).

Types & Structure of Attitudes

It is very important to know about different types of attitudes because of their importance in our life. Attitudes are primarily our response to people, places, things, or events in life. It can be referred to as a person's viewpoint, mindset, beliefs, etc. Our attitude towards people, places, things, or situations determines the choices that we make. Attitude is composed of three components, which include, Cognitive component is capable of being reduced to empirical factual knowledge.
Emotional component, It is based on the feelings.
Behavioral Component.It replicates and reflects our behavior.
Those three-component involves a person's feelings/emotions and affect the other's attitude. For example: “I am not scared to strike”. Behavioral (or conative) component: the way the attitude we have, influences the picture of the others on how we act or behave. For example: “I will avoid the opponent strikes and I will strike back, faster”.

Positive Attitude

The Persons, who will be possessing positive behaviour and stabilization on the posture, will explore the aggressive attitude in others and will not go after negativity. Additionally, they can keep their mental and physical balance. Giving them, the opportunity to move out of the dangerous. This type of attitude is comprised of the following things;

· Move freely to all directions with confidence.
· Remain strong without distractions.
· The fight is a part of dealing. These dealing are comprised of your win.
· Keep the sense of responsibility when you change the posture
· Remain flexible in opponent approach.
· Remain determined in your tasks.
· Tolerance is another hallmark of your personality. Don't lose it.
· On account of your flexibility, you remain Willing to adapt according to the new challenges and situations.
· Keep modest and calm. Keep yourself in low profile, even though you are not low profile.

Words That Describe Negative Attitudes

Words that describe negative attitudes can quickly creep into your fighting way. And, when they do, it’s hard to get them out.

Who wants to lose the fight having waves of anger feelings, intolerance, or pessimism? No, indeed. It’s much better to focus on the theatrical feeling of your body position and to keep the balance body and mind as together.
Keep positive
antonyms, (such as a win), as the best effort. The reality is, the world is full of both darkness and light, but you must react at both positions. Ready to step into the dark side, or into the light side?
Let’s examine a handful of adjectives that describe the inevitable negativity that tries to creep into our martial world.

It’s Not Just Black or White

Most days, life is what we make it. We can stay of position in a bad mood and run with that. Or, we can make a conscious choice to be positive and settle into harmony position.
Rarely is life just black or white but, when we can, why not focus on the good over the bad, the light over the darkness?

As you consciously shift your focus, take a look at the position of your opponent with the positive adjectives.

Effects of a Negative Attitude

· A negative attitude can change the way you look at the opponent's attitude and keep you from things that bring you a win.
· It stops you from trying new things on your movement that may be spectacular to bring you a win.
· Negativity can keep you from maturing and learning how to cope with the challenges of life.
· It can lead to stress and you lose the balance.
· Negativity can take away energy and motivation (strikes). Instead of being a go getter, you become hopeless and simply cannot defend yourself.
· From a physical standpoint, negativity and stress weaken the mentality. When this happens, you can become susceptible to give the intention against your opponent.

Furthermore, Virtual victory tends to destroy the desire for real victory

Sikke is most dangerous attitude because reflects the state of mind’s negativity and possess enough potential to destroy the image of every related thing coming in mind.
Sometimes it is assumed somewhat synonymous to negative attitude because it is more destructive than the negative attitude.

The person carrying this type of attitude cannot alter or amend ones opinion because of its penetration at the base level.

Move between the light and the darkness, Keep a neutral attitude

Such types of persons are very balanced in their beliefs approach. They remain calm and indifferent to opponent movement. They wait for him, and they intervention regarding opponent resolutions. Such type of persons remains self-satisfied and complacent.
Their attitude is composed of indifference and detachment. Another striking element of their attitude is a serene and unemotional type of posture which makes them very balanced.

It must be noted that there is a very thin line between personality traits and attitude. While the former is more rigid and permanent, the latter may change with different situations and experiences in life.

So, attitudes are learned and acquired. Also, attitude could be explicit or implicit.
Attitude at an unconscious level that might be unknown to us, and is formed involuntarily is referred to as implicit attitude. On the other hand, an explicit attitude refers to the attitude at a conscious level.
Implicit attitude might be attributed to past experiences or influences.
It must be noted that one's behavior might not always reflect one's attitude.
However, studies have suggested that people might change their behavior if the inconsistencies between their beliefs and behavior are pointed out to them. In general, a positive attitude is most likely to have a good effect on one's behavior.

Attitude. For that, one would need to change the way he/she thinks, feels, or behaves. However, changing the way one feels is not that easy.
The affective component of attitude is powerful and difficult to control. To found the power and control your opponent attitude must be given more intention of your body position.
It’s time to change your attitude and to ready to fight any situations. Phenomenologically, this is a Kurai Dori (Aptus, Latin) = Ready to fight your fears.
Ready to stay against the evil spirit. This is a part of Koppojutsu; but I will remind you, Kosshi jutsu not exist without a Koppo, and Koppo jutsu not exist without a Kosshi jutsu.


姿勢 shisei= attitude, posture 
Shisei 姿精 “the essence of one’s manner or behavior 
態度 taido = attitude, manner



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