SWORD FIGHTING fundamental postures with MATS HJELM. These “Kamae” is not simply a static posture you can learn from looking at a picture. Each Kamae is studied by practicing the whole movement. All Kamae have a complete technique from start to finish connected to it. The whole technique becomes the Kamae and help us understand the posture better.
Hatsumi Sōke taught us these Kamae very often without telling us what it was. He often started the Sunday morning class by taking a sword and teach one of these Kamae without explaining the origins of the technique. I as most others (I think) thought he just did something random without deeper thought behind it. I soon found out that I was wrong, it was these Kamae he was showing us. It was Ninja Happo-biken from Togakure-ryu.
This video covers Kamae no Kata, the postures and movements of traditional sword fighting techniques of Togakure-ryu.
Happō-biken, eight directional secret sword means: generating an infinite secret sword from the posture of divine mind – divine eyes (心身心眼 SHIN SHIN SHIN GAN).
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On this video Mats show all 8 Sword postures and techniques from the Togakure-ryū in the Bujinkan system. These are the eight postures.
忍者八方秘剣構 NINJA HAPPO BIKEN KAMAE
NINJA SWORD FIGHTING And the essential postures and movements with MATS HJELM. Each technique is demonstrated and explained from different camera angles. The instructions are in English.
This video is from a Seminar in 2021. Recorded in Sundbyberg, Stockholm in October 30’th 2021. 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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Dean and Sveneric taught us how to use the knife, baton and pistol. They also taught how to defend against the same kind of attacks.
By learning how to use a knife and a pistol and getting to know how they can be used against someone, you also get a far better understanding how to defend yourself against these weapons. They also taught how to defend against the same kind of weapons and attacks. These techniques is done with the knowledge and principles of what we learn in Bujinkan Budo-taijutsu from grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi Soke.
Hatsumi Soke have asked Dean to teach us the real fighting principles from his experience as he see that many people in Bujinkan only play around without really understanding the true fighting principles that he teach. Sveneric have trained in martial arts for 60 years and brings a lot of knowledge and always makes us do a reality check.
This seminar was organized in Stockholm, Sweden at Kaigozan Dojo on May 31st and June 1st 2014.
Note: The camera we used was on and off malfunctioning, half of the time the picture quality was bad, so instead of the planned two full videos there is just one video with good quality (106 minutes). We made the remaining footage available to, the picture is not good but you can see pretty well but it is annoying in the long run so with the bonus package you get the edited video and both days raw unedited (everything we video taped) total 106 minutes (official version) plus 207 minutes (raw footage)
This was the fifth time Hatsumi Soke visited the land of the Vikings. Accompanying him was
– Noguchi Shihan and
– Navon Shihan.
Doron Navon also acted as the translator.
The main theme this three day Taikai was Kenjutsu and Taijutsu
Hatsumi Soke taught a lot of Sword techniques, basics and more advanced techniques. Cutting, kamae, distance, timing and much more. He also taught Naginata-jutsu. He also taught Nichi-geki technique from Shindenfudo-ryu in great detail. Kyusho (pressure points), the basic way of striking in Shindenfudo-ryu, kicking, throwing and much much more.
Kenjutsu: Hatsumi Soke taught a lot of Sword techniques, basics and more advanced techniques. Cutting, kamae, distance, timing and much more. He also taught Naginata-jutsu.
Taijutsu: Soke taught Nichi-geki technique from Shindenfudo-ryu in great detail. Kyusho (pressure points), the basic way of striking in Shindenfudo-ryu, kicking, throwing and much much more.
Muto-dori: He also taught muto-dori techniques from various weapons such as Tanto, Ken, Bo and Naginata.
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Sveneric Bogsäter from Holland together with Rob Renner, Duncan Stewart and Steve Olsen from Japan was invited to teach at this Swedish Tai Kai organized by Mats Hjelm and Svenska Bujinkanförbundet. There was two DVD’s and two download videos released from this seminar. This Video is one part of this set.
At the Taikai all instructors had three classes each, one class with the whole big group, one class with all Shidoshi (5’th dan and above), and one class with Mudansha & Yudansha (beginners up to fifth dan).
Video with Sveneric Bogsäter and Rob Renner (120 minutes)
Sveneric taught Kihon-happo variations against one or two opponents to the whole group. At the Shidoshi-class he taught Taijutsu and Hanbojutsu. At the Mudansha & Yudansha class he taught Taijutsu
Rob taught how to understand the distance and footwork with unarmed and with a Hanbo to the whole group. At the Shidoshi class he taught how to do the Kihon-happo techniques against someone who is resisting, directions, balance breaking and distance. Against one and several opponents.
Video with Steve Olsen and Duncan Stewart (120 minutes)
Steve taught Taijutsu to the Shidoshi class and to the class with the whole big group.
Duncan taught drills how to learn the correct distance to the opponent, and Taijutsu techniques with or without small concealed weapons to the Shidoshi class. To the whole big group he taught and demonstrated Taijutsu with devastating efficiency. Unfortunately there was no footage of his Mudansha and Yudansha class.
Extra material from this seminar
The videos above was released on DVD, we put these two bonus videos out for download only.
On This video – Steve Olsen
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This video is 20 minute where Steve Olsen taught the Mudansha and Yudansha class (ranks below 5’th dan). He taught a little sword cutting technique but mostly Taijutsu.
On This video – Rob Renner
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This video is 32 minute where Rob Renner taught the Mudansha and Yudansha class (ranks below 5’th dan). He taught footwork, distance, taijutsu and unarmed training drills that will make you understand the basics better.
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This DVD contains all 12 basic taijutsu techniques from Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu Joryaku no maki. They are taught and explained thoroughly as the basic foundation, and with many applications and henka.
Title: Keiko31 – Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu Joryaku no maki
Instructors: Holger Kunzmann
Theme: Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu Joryaku no maki
Recorded: Recorded in Stockholm April 30th-May 1st 2011
The instruction is in English approximately 120 Minutes playing time.
This DVD contains all 12 basic taijutsu techniques from Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu Joryaku no maki. All Taijutsu techniques are taught and explained thoroughly as the basic foundation, and with many applications and henka. The following techniques where taught…
玉虎流 上略の巻 GYOKKŌ-RYŪ JŌ RYAKU NO MAKI
This is the first Taijutsu level in Gyokko-ryu and a very important if you want to learn the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu system.
All these techniques are explained and taught in detail. The DVD has menus where you can chose technique to see, completely with chapters.
Extra material from this seminar
We also released an 82 minute video as download file with warm-up and basic Taijutsu training drills. Including extra 20 minutes with henka that we couldn’t fit on this DVD. This is only available as download file, click here for more information
Who is Holger Kunzmann?
Holger’s main interest in Bujinkan is the basics. And he has become quite famous for his excellent taijutsu and very good knowledge and skill of the basics in Bujinkan.
Holger’s web site… http://www.bkd-reutlingen.de/