SPEAR FIGHTING The essentials with MATS HJELM

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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.

極意型 GOKUI KATA

  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
  8. 三ツ玉 SATSUGYAKU
  9. 七枚葉 KYOBA

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

SPEAR FIGHTING The essentials with MATS HJELM

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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.

STICK FIGHTING, traditional self defence techniques with MATS HJELM

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Stick Fighting, traditional self defence techniques is a follow up on the old Stick Fighting, Techniques for Self Defence video released 9 years ago. This video cover the traditional aspect of Stick Fighting.

On this video Mats show all 16 Hanbō techniques from the nearly 700 year old school Kukishin-ryū in the Bujinkan system. In the first level there is nine techniques against someone armed with a short sword or knife. The second and third levels is against someone armed with a sword. The instructions are in English.

This video was recorded at a seminar done by Mats Hjelm in Tallinn, Estonia in February 25-26’th 2020. The seminar was organised by Bujinkan Estonia.


The standard 48 minute video shows all 16 basic techniques.

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The extended 100 minute video with additional variations and explanations.

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九鬼神流半棒術
KUKISHIN-RYÛ HANBŌJUTSU

Here is an outline of all the stick fighting techniques in this school which was taught at this seminar.

三心之構 SANSHIN NO KAMAE

1. 無念無想之構 MUNENMUSO NO KAMAE
2. 型破之構 KATAYABURI NO KAMAE
3. 音無之構 ŌTONASHI NO KAMAE

初傅 SHODEN

1. 片手折 KATATE UCHI
2. 突落 TSUKI OTOSHI
3. 打技 UCHI WAZA
4. 流捕 NAGARE DORI
5. 霞掛 KASUMI GAKE
6. 行違 IKI CHIGAE
7. 顔砕 KAO KUDAKI
8. 当返 ATE GAESHI
9. 逆落 SAKA OTOSHI

中傅 CHŪDEN

1. 小手返 KOTE GAESHI
2. 逆落 SAKA OTOSHI
3. 払技 HARAI WAZA
4. 外技 SOTO WAZA

奧傅 ŌKUDEN

1. 飛落 HANE OTOSHI
2. 股掛 MATA GAKE
3. 小手払 KOTE HARAI

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The standard 48 minute video shows all 16 basic techniques.

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The extended 100 minute video with additional variations and explanations.

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Bonus stick fighting video

At the last hour on the last day we finished off the training where the participants showed a Taijutsu technique of their choice, and Mats showed how the technique could be done with the Hanbo (stick fighting). This footage is not included in any of the download videos, it is only available at our Bitchute channel (download it for free from there). Create an account on Bitchute and subscribe to our channel.

About the instructor

Mats Hjelm started training in Bujinkan for the first time around 1983, but it wasn’t until 1986 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. Since 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.

Complete GYOKKO-RYU KOSSHIJUTSU with MATS HJELM

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Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu

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All 51 Gyokko-ryu techniques on 4 files in HD quality, total playing time is 48 minutes. 2.3 Gb (H.264, AAC, 1280x720p)

This was filmed at the Bujinkan Kaigozan Dojo during the late fall of 2016 and early 2017. The theme was Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu.

There is no verbal instructions on this film. Each technique is demonstrated several times from all angles. For more information about this ryu-ha click here! Please notice there is several sub-pages to this page with more information, also including an errata for the Densho book published by Hatsumi Soke.

Techniques is demonstrated from several angles including slowmotion speed. There is no verbal instructions, we highly suggest you get the Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai book (what I call the Densho Book by Hatsumi Soke). This book have all Taijutsu techniques from all the Bujinkan ryu-ha described, it is a must have for all studying the Bujinkan arts.

玉虎流 骨指術
GYOKKŌ-RYŪ KOSSHIJUTSU

0. 基本型 KIHON KATA (23 techniques) Duration: 11:03 min / 597,7 MB on disk

1. 上略の巻 JŌ RYAKU NO MAKI (12 techniques) Duration: 13:36 min / 703 MB on disk
2. 中略の巻 CHŪ RYAKU NO MAKI (8 techniques) Duration: 13:55 min / 720 MB on disk
3. 下略の巻 GE RYAKU NO MAKI (8 techniques) Duration: 09:41 min / 303,6 MB on disk

Each file contains chapter markers for all the techniques for easy skipping to the technique you want to study. You can import the files to your iTunes library and sync it to your iPhone or iPad, or stream to the AppleTV. You can import it to any other library that supports the mp4 format and put it on your Android phone or tablet. Or you can play it directly from your hard drive, streaming to your TV etc.

Title: Complete Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu with Mats Hjelm
Instructors: Mats Hjelm
Theme: Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu Kihon kata, Jo Ryaku, Chu Ryaku, Ge Ryaku
Recorded: Recorded in Kaigozan Dojo, Stockholm February 2017

Kind: Apple MPEG-4 movie
Size: 2,3 GB on disk
Dimensions: 1280×720
Codecs: 3GPP Text, H.264, AAC, Photo – JPEG
Duration: 48 min

Complete KOTO-RYU KOPPOJUTSU with MATS HJELM

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Koto-ryu Koppojutsu

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All 60 Koto-ryu techniques on 6 files in HD quality, total playing time is 55 minutes. 2.8 Gb (H.264, AAC, 1280x720p)

This was filmed at the Bujinkan Kaigozan Dojo during the summer of 2015. The theme was Koto-ryu Koppojutsu.

There is no verbal instructions on this film. Each technique is demonstrated several times from all angles. For more information about this ryu-ha click here! Please notice there is several sub-pages to this page with more information, also including an errata for the Densho book published by Hatsumi Soke.

All 60 techniques is demonstrated from several angles including slowmotion speed. There is no verbal instructions, we highly suggest you get the Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai book (what I call the Densho Book by Hatsumi Soke). This book have all Taijutsu techniques from all the Bujinkan ryu-ha described, it is a must have for all studying the Bujinkan arts.

虎倒流 骨法術
KOTŌ-RYŪ KOPPOJUTSU

1. 五法構 GOHO NO KAMAE (5 techniques) Duration: 04:51 min / 255,3 MB on disk
2. 諸伝型 SHODEN KATA (18 techniques) Duration: 17:14 min / 897,4 MB on disk
3. 中伝型 CHUDEN KATA (12 techniques) Duration: 08:56 min / 471,6 MB on disk
4. 劈刀型 HEKITO KATA (8 techniques) Duration: 05:47 min / 303,6 MB on disk
5. 奥伝型 OKUDEN KATA (14 techniques) Duration: 13:18 min / 680 MB on disk
6. 皆伝型 KAIDEN KATA (3 techniques) Duration: 03:31 min / 191,4 MB on disk

Each file contains chapter markers for all the techniques for easy skipping to the technique you want to study. You can import the files to your iTunes library and sync it to your iPhone or iPad, or stream to the AppleTV. You can import it to any other library that supports the mp4 format and put it on your Android phone or tablet. Or you can play it directly from your hard drive, streaming to your TV etc.

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Title: Complete Koto-ryu Koppojutsu with Mats Hjelm
Instructors: Mats Hjelm
Theme: Koto-ryu Koppojutsu Shoden, Chuden, Okuden, Hekito, Kaiden
Recorded: Recorded in Kaigozan Dojo, Stockholm July 2015

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Size: 2 799 357 430 bytes (2,8 GB on disk)
Dimensions: 1280×720
Codecs: 3GPP Text, H.264, AAC, Photo – JPEG
Duration: 55 min

Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu – Churyaku no Maki – Mats Hjelm

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Gyokko-ryu Churyaku


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This was filmed on a seminar at Bujinkan Dojo Norrköping in November 2014. The theme was Gyokko-ryu Churuaku no Maki.

There is no verbal instructions on this film. Each technique is demonstrated several times from all angles. It is approximately 20 Minutes playing time.

玉虎流 中略の巻
GYOKKŌ-RYŪ CHŪ RYAKU NO MAKI

1. 烏鵲 UJAKU
2. 鯖倒 SEITŌ
3. 挐振 DASHIN
4. 虎落 KORAKU
5. 蜂先 HOSEN
6. 槹 KŌ
7. 獅猿 SHIEN
8. 崩落 HŌRAKU

This is the second Taijutsu level in Gyokko-ryu and a very important if you want to learn the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu system.

The first two techniques is performed without weapons. The next six the attacker is using a Kodachi (small sword) so that Muto-dori is used. The last two is attacks from behind so you need to make use of the Sakki feeling (killing intention).

Title: Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu Churyaku no maki
Instructors: Mats Hjelm
Theme: Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu Churyaku no maki
Recorded: Recorded in Norrköping November 15’th 2014

Kind: Apple MPEG-4 movie
Size: 611 614 533 bytes (611,6 MB on disk)
Dimensions: 960×540
Codecs: 3GPP Text, H.264, AAC, Photo – JPEG
Duration: 19:48