“Go home young man!”, 17 year old Willy perseveres in a wild Japan!

From Ninjutsu in the World by Paul Masse

Listen to this wild tale from the life of Willy Iglesia.  At 18 he flew to Japan to train with a man he had only seen in a magazine!  And he survived! He shares his tale and how this art changed his life.  If you are in Argentina, go and visit his new dojo.  And grab his new book if you are looking to read more about his journey and hear his thoughts on training and life. 

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Kasumi An Chats Kobayashi Sensei

From Kasumi An Study Center – 霞庵スタディセンター by カスミアン

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SPEAR FIGHTING The essentials with MATS HJELM. These spear techniques of Kukishin-ryu is a follow up on the old Sojutsu Kaisetsu Kata with Mats Hjelm released 16 years ago. This video covers Gokui Kata, the second level of traditional spear fighting techniques of Kukishin-ryu.

When one speaks of Gokui (essence), people get this sense of something mysterious, something really deep being there. And novelists also describe it this way. Gokui means something which that person can do well, his forte – that becomes the Gokui-gata. Warriors don’t ponder so deeply. “I’m good at this” – that what they go on. Just like in cooking: if it’s good, that’s fine. Like the expression “to cook the opponent” – Gokui is similar to that.

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On this video Mats show all 9 Yari techniques from the Gokui Kata of the nearly 700 year old school Kukishin-ryū in the Bujinkan system. These are the nine techniques.


  1. 一文字 ICHIMONJI
  2. 菊水 KIKUSUI
  3. 巻蔦 KANCHŌ
  4. 鬼刺 KISASU
  5. 飛龍 HIRYŪ
  6. 突伏 TSUKI-BUSE
  7. 蔭蝶 KAGE-CHŌ
  9. 七枚葉 KYOBA

Each technique is demonstrated and explained from different camera angles. The instructions are in English.


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This video is from Kaigousuru 2020; this was the first Taikai after the last and the best Taikai in 2007. Recorded in Sundbyberg, Stockholm in September 26-27’th 2020. The seminar was organised by Bujinkan Kaigozan Dojo.

About the instructor

Mats Hjelm started training in Bujinkan for the first time around 1983. It wasn’t until 1986 when he had the opportunity to start training more seriously under a Shidōshi. He has taught at numerous seminars all around the world, gone to Japan 3-5 times every year. After he started training he never had a training break. He takes his budo training very seriously! If you want to sponsor a seminar or course, please don’t hesitate to contact him. For more information see his web site kesshi.com or come and train with him at Kaigozan Dojo.

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From Kasumi An Study Center – 霞庵スタディセンター by カスミアン

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, wait till you meet Sheila Haddad!

From Ninjutsu in the World by Paul Masse

Today we get the opportunity to speak with Sheila a prolific photographer artist, long time Bujinkan practitioner, world traveler and humanitarian. Her journey of Nin has taken her around the world helping victims of violence in as far away countries as Africa. She has published several books of her photography including a book on the life of Hatsumi Sensei.  She has also been instrumental in bringing the Kunoichi tai kai to fruition and helping promote the art to women of the world! Wow! Lets get started!

Check out her links below and catch her when she visits near you!

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