|Posted by Sensei on April 25, 2013 at 9:05 PM||comments (46)|
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,...Read Full Post »
|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 r...Read Full Post »
|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 ...Read Full Post »
|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 als...Read Full Post »