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YUDANSHA – BUJINKAN BLACK BELT GUIDE

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English, Perfect-bound Paperback, 184 pages richly illustrated with pictures and illustrations. (32 483 Words, 145 533 Characters)

This book is a comprehensive guide to understand the Taijutsu of the Bujinkan system as taught by Masaaki Hatsumi Soke. We have this concept of Shu-Ha-Ri which is three major processes to learn Budo. First, we learn the fundamentals, then how to break them up. Then you transcend to a state where you are totally free without even thinking of what you are doing. Needless to say, you can’t get to the last stage without knowing the first stage well. It is said that you should study each level for at least 10 years. This book is all about the first stage we call Shu. It is further divided into three levels.

  • 天略の巻 TEN RYAKU NO MAKI (The scroll of Heaven)
  • 地略の巻 CHI RYAKU NO MAKI (The scroll of Earth)
  • 人略の巻 JIN RYAKU NO MAKI (The scroll of Man)

About the Author: Mats have been training Bujinkan Budo-taijutsu since the early 1980’s. He travelled all around the world to train and teach Bujinkan Budo-taijutsu. http://YudanshaBook.com

Print details: 8.26″ x 11.69″ (EU Standard A4), perfect binding, white interior paper (60# weight), black and white interior ink, white exterior paper (90# weight), full-color exterior ink.

Welcome to this page

Hello!

My name is Mats Hjelm and I have been training Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu under Masaaki Hatsumi Sōke for the past 35 years or so. Read more about me here.

All the time since I started training I’ve been keeping notes that progressively became manuals and then books. First they was for myself, then to my students and now I thought it is time to make it public.

So here is the first book coming, it is all about the basics, something I wish I had when I started training. Bujinkan is a huge system with many schools (ryū-ha (traditions)) and it would be impossible to cover everything in a book. Hatsumi Sōke published many books, videos and publications (I collected and have almost all of them). Every time I learned something new I added it to my own notes. The purpose of this book is to be a training guide, reference and help for everyone training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, from beginners up to 5’th Dan.

What is covered in this book is

Etiquette and traditions that will help everyone to get comfortable in the Dōjō, from what are we saying in the starting and closing ceremony and what does it mean and why. What is the official uniform, how do I tie the belt so it looks like I’m a pro. How do I bow not looking like Karate Kid. Understanding the Rules of the Bujinkan. How to not look like a fool in front of others in the Dōjō and. And much more.

Techniques

The whole Ten-Chi-Jin Ryaku no maki which is the three levels of techniques most Bujinkan Dōjō use. There have been a few different versions through all the years. I have included all of them and rearranged some, and even added a few more techniques to make it more representative. For example there was only one Muto-dori technique (I added two more), there was only three seated techniques (I added two more). There is a concept of Kihon technique which is the basic way of doing a described technique, sometimes they added 1-5 Ura-Waza to each Kihon technique to add more examples. I added two Ura-waza to each Kihon Happy technique, and a few other techniques to give beter understanding to the techniques. This is not to be confused with Henka which is never written down in the Densho. Henka is more spontaneous techniques you do because you have to, it is like adjusting because what you started doing will not work. There are thousands Henka to each technique and pointless to even try to describe.

When and if the book is released I will add the full content list here.

But first I will show Hatsumi Sōke on my next trip in January 2018 what I’ve done and ask for his permission to release the book. I can understand if he says no, I’ve put 35 years into this book and maybe you don’t deserve to get everything so easy. Maybe it will trap you in my way of thinking and it is better if everyone evolve without too much influence (I don’t know). Anyway it is the correct way I think.

I’ll keep you updated here and on twitter.

Happy Training!

/Mats

Keiko#31 GYOKKO-RYU JORYAKU NO MAKI with HOLGER KUNZMANN

keiko31
120 minutes, 1.23 Gb for $19.99
(H.264, 400p)
Available as download or DVD

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.

1. 虚空 KOKŪ
2. 輦輿 RENYO
3. 弾手 DANSHU
4. 弾指 DANSHI
5. 逆流 GYAKURYŪ
6. 梟鷗 KEO
7. 跳火 HANEBI
8. 闕倒 KETO
9. 指砕 YUBI-KUDAKI
10. 締脈 KETSUMYAKU
11. 殺締 SAKKETSU
12. 蹄拳 TEIKEN

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/

Kihon#02 KIHON HAPPO / SANSHIN NO KATA with HOLGER KUNZMANN

kihon02
140 minutes, 1.2Gb for $19.99
(H.264, 400p)
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Title: Bujinkan Kihon #2
Instructors: Holger Kunzmann, Bujinkan Shihan
Theme: Kihon Happo ans Sanshin no Kata with the feeling of Togakure-ryu Ninpo
Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden February 2008
140 Minutes playing time top quality
Language: English

In February 2008 he came to visit us in Stockholm, Sweden to give a seminar on this years theme. This is from the extra training and first hours from the seminar where he teach Kihon Happo and Sanshin no kata.

Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden February 2008

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/