soon more info ;)
made in original dimension in exchange informations with some people who know a lot about this ryuha. This bokken is from mautin Ash tree, very strong and heavy, comon Ash is not good for bokkens but this one is strong and have nice texture.
In my research of old koryu bokuto's this is this is third Ryuha and first attempt of old Shinden Fudo bokutou, so with new info I may change some details.
Published in 2014, it was well accepted in the Bujinkan community. Here what some readers thought about it:
If you want to have an insight of the path of one of best student of Soke: Kuma クマ, don’t hesitate, go for it ! it is a kind of privilege as well as a real pleasure to read this book and have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a life of a true master!
I wish I had read it a couple of years back. This book gives some interesting edges to learning and commitment. Be budo, climbing, new language, … Whatever- a truthful approach. Add the budo specifics around the genesis and the motivation, and it makes a very compelling read.
As a long-time practitioner, teacher and Dojo owner, I was impressed by Arnaud’s experience, sense of humour and ability to translate the many insights that Japanese Budo training offers the world. He embodies the Martial Spirit very well through his stories of Japan and the culture. He also gives many valuable technical points to those who have been on the martial path for either three months or three decades. I highly recommend this book to any student or teacher of Martial Arts!
We are fortunate to have someone like Arnaud write this book. There’s a lot of older texts but nothing really recent. Not only is he one of the foremost practitioners in the art, but the dude can write well. I was afraid I would get bored, but that wasn’t the case.
If you’re in the Bujinkan or even just a practitioner of budo, you should read this book.
FULL OF USEFUL INFORMATION. A MUST READ.
We did it! A few days ago we began a new year of Bujinkan training.
I wish you all a Happy new year, full of success, good health, and improvement.
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This new year is the chance to make a positive change in your dōjō.
Here are a few “new year resolutions” that you might wish to follow:
- In 2019, I want to train more regularly, every week.
- In 2019, I want to study more, to understand the beauty and depth of the Bujinkan martial arts.
- In 2019, I want to respect my sensei, my many senpai, and be an example to every kohai of my dōjō.
- In 2019, I want to be a better practitioner in every aspect possible.
- In 2019, I want to do my best to go to Japan and train under Sōke. And if I cannot go to Japan, I will join seminars with people that are training in Japan.
Happy new year to all. Thank you for your endless support.
this year comes to end, so here is one of my last projects on which I work for long time.
I was try to colect informations about this Kukishinden practice sword and make replica for all who may be interested to have original Kukishinden Ryu bokuto as some kind of conection with old days and this specific Ryuha.
Bokken was made from heavy euroean oak and is traditionaly oiled.