幸雲 Cloud of Happiness (Good Fortune)

While on my travels around the world, I have be privileged to witness the vast arrays of trees and life nourished by the great cloud of the Bujinkan. Grand trees, small flowers, medicinal herbs big and small all gaining the needed nourishment from the Bujinkan cloud as needed according to their individual natures.

To this end, my brush moved by the martial wind scrawls the characters, Happy Cloud. (Kou Un – Good fortune). The Bujinkan cloud is a great cloud of happiness pouring water down equally on all the trees, flowers and forests, onto the big and small and into the crevices and cracks where life springs forth. Each according to their nature (sai no, kon, ki – talent, spirit and utsuwa) receives the water and bears fruit. The same water received by each individual bears it`s own fruit. One taste ,one pure water, gives birth to an infinite variety of life.

One hears often of acid rain which destroys the forests and erodes the world. Our water must be pure to foster infinite life. This year the theme for the Bujinkan is Rokkon Shojo – Laughter Purifying for Divine Happiness and Spirit. The Bujinkan (and it`s members) must strive to put ourselves thru a water purification system to remove our impurities. Only that which is pure and translucent can connect to the eternal.  Only that which is pure can nourish the infinite life.

The thunder and the lightning herald the coming of the Bujinkan cloud. The trees and plants and forests of the world rejoice.

Paul

"The Ocean of Prosperity and Longevity is Infinite" Photo by Yabunaka

"The Ocean of Prosperity and Longevity is Infinite" Photo by Yabunaka


守破離 Shu Ha Ri

和 Peace. The Warriors Heart holds Peace Righteous. Photo by Yabunaka

和 "Peace". The Warrior`s Heart holds Peace Righteous. Photo by Yabunaka

Shu Ha Ri.  Protect, Break, and Separate.

These can represent three stages.  The first is to protect that which is transmitted to you from your teacher.  Protect the forms and techniques.  Perfect the forms and techniques of the way and make them yours.

The second is to crush or break thru.  Crush and break thru the forms and techniques.  Blend them with your spirit.

Ri is to separate.  To let go.  To not be taken with ideas of  form and technique or even the self.  Move freely in the space. Thus is true Sutemi or throwing yourself away.  As the inner secret songs reveals, “only be throwing oneself away, will a new flow (tide) appear”.

Separate from yourself and throw yourself away.  People who are stuck on themselves become smaller and smaller.  Like the moth that flies to the flame, it never knows the vastness of the sky. Throw yourself away and become translucent and pure.  Only that which is translucent and pure connects to the eternal, the martial wind.

Paul


守破離 Shu Ha Ri

和 Peace. The Warriors Heart holds Peace Righteous. Photo by Yabunaka

和 "Peace". The Warrior`s Heart holds Peace Righteous. Photo by Yabunaka

Shu Ha Ri.  Protect, Break, and Separate.

These can represent three stages.  The first is to protect that which is transmitted to you from your teacher.  Protect the forms and techniques.  Perfect the forms and techniques of the way and make them yours.

The second is to crush or break thru.  Crush and break thru the forms and techniques.  Blend them with your spirit.

Ri is to separate.  To let go.  To not be taken with ideas of  form and technique or even the self.  Move freely in the space. Thus is true Sutemi or throwing yourself away.  As the inner secret songs reveals, “only be throwing oneself away, will a new flow (tide) appear”.

Separate from yourself and throw yourself away.  People who are stuck on themselves become smaller and smaller.  Like the moth that flies to the flame, it never knows the vastness of the sky. Throw yourself away and become translucent and pure.  Only that which is translucent and pure connects to the eternal, the martial wind.

Paul


守破離 Shu Ha Ri

和 Peace. The Warriors Heart holds Peace Righteous. Photo by Yabunaka

和 "Peace". The Warrior`s Heart holds Peace Righteous. Photo by Yabunaka

Shu Ha Ri.  Protect, Break, and Separate.

These can represent three stages.  The first is to protect that which is transmitted to you from your teacher.  Protect the forms and techniques.  Perfect the forms and techniques of the way and make them yours.

The second is to crush or break thru.  Crush and break thru the forms and techniques.  Blend them with your spirit.

Ri is to separate.  To let go.  To not be taken with ideas of  form and technique or even the self.  Move freely in the space. Thus is true Sutemi or throwing yourself away.  As the inner secret songs reveals, “only be throwing oneself away, will a new flow (tide) appear”.

Separate from yourself and throw yourself away.  People who are stuck on themselves become smaller and smaller.  Like the moth that flies to the flame, it never knows the vastness of the sky. Throw yourself away and become translucent and pure.  Only that which is translucent and pure connects to the eternal, the martial wind.

Paul


Christmas Seminar 2009 (Hankyou 2009)


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Theme: Reflections of this years Bujinkan theme, Sainou konki taijutsu

Many instructors from Sweden went to Japan to train with Hatsumi Soke and the Shihan. Many of these instructors came to share their knowledge and feelings from their training trips.

This movie was filmed December 18-19′th in 2009 at Kaigozan Dojo. This training was taught by Mats Hjelm, Fredrik Markgren, Daniel Åberg, Kristoffer Nowén, Jan Granroth.

NOTE! The instructions is parts in English and in Swedish, but there is not so much talk but more action.

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