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Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu – Churyaku no Maki – Mats Hjelm

Gyokko-ryu Churyaku

20 minutes, 611.6 Mb for $14.99
(H.264, AAC, 960×540)

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

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…

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Kaigozan Spring Seminar with Sveneric & Dean


If you want to attend this seminar you must sign up on the website now before Sunday 13’th.

If you don’t sign up now you should read my ranting below. I will have no tolerance for people not showing me respect for organising a seminar by following my simple requests…

More than two weeks ago I wrote on Facebook and Twitter that I needed x amount of people signed up for the seminar to decide if I need to rent a bigger dojo before yesterday. I thought I’ll use this news list and extend the time to this Sunday evening.

If you are interested to attend this seminar I want to know now, you need to sign up on the web site (I don’t accept sign ups by email, Facebook etc, only from the web site form). And you need to do it before Sunday to be guaranteed a place at the seminar.

If I don’t get more than 33 people by Sunday evening I will not be able to book a bigger dojo and accept more participants.

You need to understand that I’m taking the financial risks. The instructors will get paid from my own pocket if I can’t get exactly 33 paying members. And we can’t squeeze in more people in the dojo, it wouldn’t be fair to the people that did what I asked and signed up early.

If you decide you want to attend late we might have filled up all places because I didn’t book a bigger dojo. If you’re high ranking or friend doesn’t matter you caused me problems. If you come unannounced and expect to be welcome you take things for granted. You could stand there and cry, but it doesn’t help the situation. If the seminar is in my dojo we have limited places, and there will be no special treatments.

I’ve seen this trend more and more the past 20 years. The first seminars I organised we had ~50 people signed up three months ahead, ~10 more signed up late. Now it is the opposite which makes it difficult to plan things, and we need to change this trend back.

I know there are those who can’t decide until last week, it is the same for me sometimes. But if it is a seminar I really want to go to, I sign up immediately and make sure I can attend. The art of planning and commitment seems to be disappearing.

Sometimes I can’t decide until the last week, then I’ll check to see if I would be welcome. If not I wouldn’t blame the organisers or cry about it.

Alright sorry for ranting but I don’t think everybody understand or take things for granted. If I get enough people that it would pay the extra rent for a bigger dojo I have no problems, this time.

If I rent a bigger dojo we can accept up to ~70 people. I kinda promised free beer if there is more than 50 people.

Again please sign up now!

Happy trainings!

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Courage is better than skills


Courage is more important than skills, if you don’t have courage to use your skills, what’s the point?

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118 minutes, 1.2 Gb for $19.99
(H.264, 400p)
Available as download or DVD

Teachers was Mariette v.d. Vliet (Netherlands), Sveneric Bogsäter (Sweden/Netherlands), Holger Kunzmann (Germany), Lauri Jokinen (Finland) and Mats Hjelm (Sweden). They are all well known and respected teachers.

There is not much to say about this DVD, we trained and had fun. There was no particular theme for the whole seminar, the teachers taught everything from basics to more advanced techniques and feeling. Mostly Taijutsu, but also weapons such as the Katana, Tachi, Yari, Kusari-fundo.

The instructions is all in ENGLISH with Swedish, Finnish, German and Dutch accents ;-) It is 2 hours playing time.

There is also a bonus segment that we couldn’t fit on the DVD, so we released it as a downloadable format… click here for the bonus video

Who is the Teachers

Use the search on this site or click on the tags, I’m sure you already know who they are……

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120 minutes, 778 Mb for $19.99
(H.264, 400p)
Available as download or DVD

Lauri, Mariette and Mats are all known and respected Bujinkan teachers in their own country and also internationally. Here they taught individually and together at the end of they day.

Title: Keiko26 – Kukan no Nawa (Taijutsu / Nawa / Kenjutsu /Bojutsu)
Instructors: Lauri Jokinen, Mariette v.d. Vliet, Mats Hjelm
Theme: Kukan no Nawa (Taijutsu / Nawa / Kenjutsu /Bojutsu)
Recorded: Recorded in Stockholm May 1-3th 2009 The instruction is in English
Approximately 120 Minutes playing time.

Lauri from Finland taught Taijutsu with the feeling of rope, both with and without the actual rope.

Mariette from the Netherlands taught Bojutsu against sword, Taijutsu and Self defence against knife attacks.

Mats from Sweden taught Iainuki (drawing the sword), Kenjutsu, Bofuri (spinning with the long staff) and Taijutsu.

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!

Lauri – http:/
Mariette –
Mats –

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

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