|Posted by Sensei on April 25, 2013 at 9:05 PM||comments (43)|
View the picture of Shihan Ishizuka in the Photo Gallery under the album "Bujinkan Soke Hatsumi" to see a great Ihen no kamae with Shikan Ken.
|Posted by Sensei on February 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Reflect on the paragraph below:
"An older Cherokee man is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he says to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, selfishness, arrogance, self pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other wolf is good. He is love, joy, peace, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person".
The grandson thinks about this for a minute and then asks his grandfather "which wolf will win"?
The old Cherokee replies "the one you feed".
|Posted by Sensei on February 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~ Chinese proverb
|Posted by Sensei on February 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Do not attempt this. For viewing purposes only.
Back flip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwbAZMlRMX0
|Posted by Sensei on January 4, 2013 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
Watch this video at time 6:45. Listen to Soke Hatsumi and the translator.
This is critical in one's training as you progress in time and make the techniques part of you instead of trying to be part of the technique you learned.
Shihan Willson (Soke of Shizenden Ryu) moves in this manner and teaches us how to as well. "This is the Okuden level of moving"
|Posted by Sensei on December 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
View the following video:
Observe the incredible awareness of Soke Hatsumi as he manipulates his opponent with such ease by simply stepping “here” and pressing “there”. Practicing with a partner is essential in increasing your shirabe and other skills that help contribute in obtaining a heightened level of awareness as displayed by Soke where looking directly at your opponent is not even required.
Punching and kicking will teach you some level of awareness but these exercises will not be enough to reach the level of awareness displayed by Soke in this video. Soke Hatsumi is truly inspiring.
|Posted by Sensei on December 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
View this old 1.5 minute CBS news link about Dr. Hatsumi:
|Posted by Tyler Sardinha on November 2, 2012 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
A very interesting documentary with Takamatsu and Hatsumi
|Posted by Sensei on October 25, 2012 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
We are all very honored by Shihan Willson's coming visit to our dojo. This will be his first visit ever to our area.
This is a rare opportunity to meet and train with him and I highly encourage everyone to seriously consider taking advantage of this special opportunity.
We will have a training seminar session on Saturday November 10 between 1pm - 5pm for all.
Contact me for more information and to register for this event.
A biography of Shihan Willson follows (taken from our brother dojo www.tengudojo.ca ):
Shihan John Willson (14th Dan Bujinkan)
Head of the Shizenden Ryu
Now retired, Shihan John Willson worked for the Government of Canada and has been training in martial arts for over 45 years. A graduate of the visual arts program from Saint Lawrence College in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, he earned his Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa. He was promoted to 14th dan by Soke Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi of the Bujinkan Dojo. He received the Bujinkan Dojo Golden Dragon Award in 2001. He holds a 7th dan in Oikiru Ryu Aiki Jutsu, a 7th dan in Juko Kai Shorin-Ryu Karatejutsu and he is a Shihan in Juko-Ryū Combat-Ki. He holds a level IV teaching grade from the Kodokan Judo institute in Tokyo. He is a 4th dan in Juko-Ryo Aiki Inyo Toide, as well as a 2nd dan in Dai Yoshin Ryu Aikido. He has extensive experience in Hungar Kung Fu, Arness, Tai Chi, and Ne Waza. He is the founder and President of Bujinkan Dojo Ninja Brotherhood of Canada and has developed the martial arts system known as Shizenden Ryu and was awarded Sokeship in 2008 by the Juko-Kai International.
|Posted by Sensei on October 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
In the video Shindenfudoryu Dakentaijutsu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9giWpeXX3yA&feature=player_embedded) Soke. Hatsumi says (at 44:38 min):
"The warrior consciousness: the way of life that seeks to perfect that is the realm of natural technique."
One interpretation can be that "one can only perfect natural techniques and the warriors actively pursues this goal consciously in training".
Many times have I heard Soke Willson also say (I am paraphrasing) : "Do not go against the persons grain when executing a technique, although it is still possible, yet less natural, to force a grain in a technique"
Another quote (at 44:02 min): "Nature is made up of moment to moment changes. It is very important not to lose one’s way in those momentary changes. Thus one must nurture courage through the warrior path… Nurture thus the courage to be able to change naturally, without being frightened by change."
One interpretation can be that "do not lose sight of your true self and your values that are at your core during moments of change in your daily life and in training. Training will help nurture courage naturally and therefore allow you to not be stressed or startled in any moment of change or instability you may encounter."