This was the first time Hatsumi Soke visited the land of the Vikings. Accompanying him was
– Oguri Shihan,
– Nagato Shihan,
– Noguchi Shihan and
– Navon Shihan.
Doron Navon also acted as the translator.
The theme was Taijutsu and weapons.
Soke taught Bujinkan basics such Koku from Gyokko-ryu. Taihenjutsu, rolling, tehodoki getting out from a hand grab, onikudaki, ganseki nage. Muto-dori evasion from sword attacks. Hanbojutsu techniques with a stick. Sword, spear and much more was also covered.
Thanks to Sveneric Bogsäter who allowed us to reproduce this video to DVD, now you to can get a copy of this great historical video document from the first Swedish Taikai.
Buy all the videos described below,
or buy them separately
- 300 minutes, 3.13 Gb for $44.99
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
- 20 minutes, 243 Mb for $6.99
Only available as download
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
- 32 minutes, 388 Mb for $6.99
Only available as download
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.
The Swedish Bujinkan Federation asked Christer Westberg and Petter Swedin during the Taikai in Gothenburg if they wanted to organize the 2014 Taikai in Sundsvall. We are happy they accepted and soon you will see some updates on this web site with more information.
Start making plans for another great Swedish Taikai in the norther part of Sweden (actually in the middle of Sweden) in October.
This Taikai like all others are sponsored by the Swedish Bujinkan Federation.
- 118 minutes, 1.2 Gb for $19.99
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…
- 120 minutes, 778 Mb for $19.99
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:/www.shinden.fi
Mariette – http://www.bujinkanbudokai.nl
Mats – http://www.kesshi.com
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