First training with Soke this year

After a long trip without getting any sleep on the plane I had a hard time keeping awake before the training started. All my luggage was left at the London airport (thanks British Airways, second time in a row!), but the training was good. I will give you a few hints about what we did.

Hatsumi Soke taught the first technique from Ten no kata called Nichigeki, he showed a lot of variations unarmed and with Daisho. Going through your old videos from the Taikai and Daikomyousai 1998 would be handy.

He also said that we should bring Daisho with us for training. As there will be a lot of training with swords this year, again :-)

Also the theme of this year is Shindenfudo-ryu and the nature. My memory is a bit vague but he might have said the nature of man?

Well it was only the first training and the theme and feeling for this year will surely evolve in to something interesting.

Oh, I also got the new Sword fighting book, woooow! I read the first chapter already, it’s really interesting. I already feel that I should read this book many times again in the future, it is not a simple read and forget the book. He writes about mutodori, shinkengata, bikenjutsu… lots of pictures from old scrolls. There is a link for this book at the main page (left side under my schedule). You should buy this book if you are interested in Sword fighting.

Happy Training!

Bujinkan community

http://www.budo-taijutsu.net

Well, I guess the new community web site won’t get much more ready for release than it is now. So we might as well release it anyway. Please feel free to check it out and get familiar with it, find all the neat features and stuff.

The web site is simply called BTNet which means Budo Taijutsu Network

If you want to help us build it up, you can! We need moderators for each forum group, if you are interested let us know.

Enjoy!

Kaigozan 15 Year anniversary seminar

We just finished the Kaigozan 15 year anniversary seminar. Mats Hjelm, Hans Nilsson, Christian Spicker and Dick Bergström taught. Mats has been involved in Kaigozan Dojo since the start, all the other instructors have also been involved in the past as instructors or students of Kaigozan Dojo. We had good training, to bad if you missed it! But there will be a chance to see what you missed on DVD soon.

BTW! Thanks to Shawn for the congratulation to us at your podcast, see you in November. To everyone else, don’t miss the Shawn seminar coming up soon!!!

Daikomyousai

This years DKMS is November 29th (Tue), 30th (Wed) and December 1st (Thu)
Time : 10:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 16:00 in Ayase, #1 dojo

The last class for this year will be held at Hombu on 4th of December (this is the only class we have under Soke after the DKMS). The first class for 2006 will be at Ayase on 10th of January.

For more information click here!