Keiko#24 KIMENBUSSHIN (Taijutsu, Kenjutsu, Nawajutsu) with MATS HJELM & KENT T

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In this video Mats and Kent taught many basic and advanced techniques they did in Japan during January 2009. Taihenjutsu-ukemi unarmed and with a rokushaku-bo (long staff). Taijutsu techniques, and also taijutsu techniques using a rope. And some kenjutsu, sword training.

Title: Keiko24 – Mats Hjelm & Kent T – Taijutsu-Kenjutsu-Nawajutsu (Kimenbusshin)
Instructors: Mats Hjelm & Kent T
Theme: Taijutsu, Kenjutsu, Nawajutsu
Recorded: Recorded in Stockholm February 7-8th 2009 The instruction is in English!
105 Minutes playing time.

Shortly after their Japan trip this year training with Soke and the Shihan, they held this seminar. In this video many basic and advanced techniques is shown.
* Taihenjutsu-ukemi, rolling with or without weapon
* Kenjutsu, sword techniques
* Nawajutsu, using the rope to entangle the opponent

Who is Mats Hjelm

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 Shidôshi. He met Hatsumi Sôke for the first time in 1988. He attends around 20 seminars, go to Japan 2-3 times every year. Since he started training he never had a training break. He takes his budo training very seriously!

Kent T has been practing Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for 20 years and is one of the main instructors at Kaigozan Dojo in Stockholm.

If you want to sponsor a seminar or course, please don’t hesitate to contact him. For more information see his web site http://www.kesshi.com

biken#04 KUKISHIN-RYU BIKENJUTSU with HOLGER KUNZMANN

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This DVD contains all the nine basic sword techniques from Kukishin-ryu Bikenjutsu Kata plus the Sayugyaku techniques. They are taught and explained thoroughly as a basic foundation, and then with many applications and variations.

Shortly after returning from training in Japan again with Soke and the Shihan, Holger held this seminar in Kaigozan Dojo, Stockholm, Sweden. This DVD contains all the nine basic sword techniques from Kukishin-ryu Bikenjutsu Kata plus the Sayugyaku techniques. They are taught and explained thoroughly as a basic foundation, and then with many applications and variations.

The techniques covered on this DVD is the following.

附込 TSUKI KOMI
突掛 TSUKI KAKE
斬上 KIRI AGE
斬下 KIRI SAGE
銯止 KASUGAI DOME
小蝶返 KOCHOU GAESHI
四方斬 SHIHOU GIRI
八方斬 HAPPOU GIRI
月之輪 TSUKI NO WA

All these techniques are explained and taught in detail.

Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden March 2009

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/

Keiko#23 BIKENJUTSU with MATS HJELM

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This movie deals with Batto (quick drawing the sword), Ukemi (breakfalling with a sword), Sword Kamae, and Sword techniques. There is many basics and more advanced techniques, training drills and more.

- Happo-giri, basic cutting techniques
- Taihenjutsu ukemi, rolling with the sword
- Batto/Iainuki, drawing the sword quickly
- Kamae, body positioning and angling
- Bikenjutsu, sword techniques from Togakure-ryu

Recorded in Stockholm June 2008

The instructions is in Swedish, but the instructions is very visible and clear. But we included a 4 page transcript, comments and descriptions in English.

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 Shidôshi. He attends around 20 seminars, go to Japan 2-3 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 www.kesshi.com Note!

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Bojutsu vs Kenjutsu vs Bojutsu vs Kenjutsu…

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Cutting against his arm

This summer like most summers we train a lot more with long weapons since the dojo is too small to really use long weapons properly. This summer we train Bojutsu against Kenjutsu (long staff against sword). I think I teach and train a little different than most Bujinkan teachers out there, but I can’t really say maybe there is those who approach the training like I do. Let me explain.

Kote haneage followed by Haneage

Kote haneage followed by Haneage

First of all you learn how to use the staff, spinning and striking etc, this is mostly solo-training. Then you learn the Keiko Sabaki Kata (movement practice techniques) in my dojo we only practice one technique for the whole two hour class. Some students really have problems with coordination, others capture it quicker. In this first step I don’t mention distance, timing or anything except which strikes and blocks to make. This can also be solo-training and done alone against an imagined opponent.

Second I take the sword and we focus on how to handle the situation the best way with a sword. If he is attacking me with the staff I immediately counter him by stepping forward. I’m not gonna step backwards defending myself all the time, when he steps in to strike me in his preferred distance out of my reach; I boldly step in at the same time and block the staff and get even closer into my preferred distance so I can cut him with the sword. As I see it this is the only chance I have against a longer weapon, there is no point of running backwards.

Catching the staff and Tsuki

Catching the staff and Tsuki

Thirdly I take the staff again. I attack the kenjutsu-ka fully (not really, but almost) and make sure he does a good block, and as he block I don’t stay frozen or try to push harder on him. As I strike I’m already prepared for the next movement when he comes in and try to cut me, I move out to my distance and do the next strike.

Then I take the sword again and try to avoid being hit from this point in the technique, by blocking and countering again. I’m not really gonna give up or run away. If I can cut I will cut.

Then again I take the staff and try to deal with this really difficult opponent, I avoid his cut and counter him until the end of the technique where I make it impossible for him to do anything. Then the technique is finished without changing the sequences of the strikes, the only thing that is flexible is the distance and the timing. And this is where the true training comes in.

Then at the end of the class we record a short demo to video which will be available for download later. This is how we spend our two hour trainings at Kaigozan Dojo this summer.

No henka, no variations, true to the technique.

Kote haneage as he try to cut my left arm

Kote haneage as he try to cut my left arm

I always thought quality is better than quantity. It is amazing how cleverly these techniques is made up, it is so much more than executing the strikes rapidly against a rather passive opponent. If the opponent (sword-guy) is good and understand how to use the sword there is really not many options to change the technique and do something different, the possibility for henka becomes very narrow, what you can change is very small details. For me this is what henka means, you failed your initial technique and need to adapt because of miscalculation.

I know there are those out there only doing henka-training, but how do you do henka training only, henka of what? If you try to train yourself into intuition without basic foundation you are doing something I don’t understand. You weren’t born out from nowhere, someone did something very basic with someone and you was born. How do you henka anything into existence?

Victory ending of the technique

Victory ending of the technique

If anyone is interesting I’m doing three more one day Bojutsu mini-seminars this summer.

Happy Training!

/Mats

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Keiko#14 SHINDENFUDO-RYU HAPPOBIKEN with DARREN HORVATH

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This years theme was Shindenfudo-ryu Dakentaijutsu Happobiken, Taijutsu & Sword – (Bujinkan sword basics & advanced).

The theme of this DVD is understanding the natural body movement in fighting. Darren taught many techniques from Shindenfudo-ryu and the feelings of Iken-hassô, Biken-isshun, and much much more. There is three dvd’s in this box set…

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DVD1 Ten no kata (160 min, 1.98 Gb)
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DVD2 Shizenshigoku no kata (130 min, 1.57 Gb)
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DVD3 Bikenjutsu + Naginata + Q& A (90 min, 1.06Gb)
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Recorded: Recorded in Stockholm July 2006



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