The Lucid Dojo has lots
of varied martial training equipment like any other waking life
dojo, from a punch bag to a makiwara. Many pieces of equipment are
exclusively used for body conditioning which isn't going to be much
use in a dream but its useful for form and interesting to compare
its feel to the waking world.
You might find a dream
character or other dreamer (see the learning
section) who might be around and prepared to show you how to
use the equipment. This training might feel correct on at the
time in your dream but please do not attempt to use any equipment
in the waking world "unless" you are already trained in
To the left this dream
character/dreamer is practicing on the immortal dummy stood at the
west wall, which I believe is mainly used in many Chinese systems.
Below this Muay Thai
kick boxer is using the heavy bag for kicks, try out the equipment
but maintain your focus and recall how you use the equipment when
working in your regular dojo.
The image on the right
shows a Muay Thai kick boxer is using the heavy bag for kicks, try
out the equipment but maintain your focus and recall how you use
the equipment when working in your regular dojo.
Next to the Yellow sun
door on the south wall by the stairs there is a bamboo bundle for
spear fists etc, a smooth log hung from a chain for arm conditioning
etc and two makiwara.
To the right a purple
belt and senior black belt watch the use of a makiwara, the weight
to the right of the watching black belt weighs 20kg (44lbs).
In the south east corner
are a collection of differing sized chishi (basically big tin half
a broom handle and cement) used in karate conditioning.
Above Kwan Gin, the
god of the martial arts hangs on the south wall over the martial
arts equipment boxes. In the boxes you will find pads, kick shields,
body armour and other martial gear that you might be used to fighting
in but have not brought into the lucid dream.
The trick to using one
of these boxes is to pause before you lift the lid, focus and think
of what you need then open the lid to find it there
left two dreamers practice
using focus mitts and gloves. As you train your muscles will twitch
in bed building up muscle memory of your dream movements, remember
moving is a great way to keep yourself lucid.
the east wall between the Red Dragon door and the Blue Eagle is the
room through the dragon door is completed (may take a while) this
will be where you can practice will all different types of bladed
weapons and the Lucid Dojo will be a place for unarmed combat, for
now we'll all have to live together.
left to right there are two Shinai for Kendo practice, the purple
box beneath them holds short weapons like butterfly knives etc, use
it like the martial arts equipment boxes the lids are hinged and the
are 4 escrima sticks used in Silat, then two wooden bo's and two
jo's and below them on the floor are a pair of karate hand weights
made of painted concrete. Next the shorter of the two purple lacquered
wood boxes, holds weapons like katana's or Tai Chi swords, whilst
the largest box beneath holds western long swords and the like.
Just concentrate and open the lid to retrieve your chosen weapon.
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