Yûro Shi Tennô Taikai July (reminder)


Reminder: Organizing a Taikai such as this one is always a lot of work for the Taikai Team. Last year many of you didn’t register early enough and we had to cope with some problems concerning the food and the t-shirt. If you know you are attending then please register as fast as possible and…

Yûro Shi Tennô by sensei


Here is the picture of the 4 calligraphies by sôke when he decided to change the name into Yûro Shi Tennô Taikai. Each one bears the new name and the name of the beholder. Here from left to right: Arnaud, Pedro, Sven, Peter. Painted by Hatsumi sensei in August 2009. I was surprised when he called…

Yoroi is Balance


Black belts should wear the yoroi to understand the value of balance. When you are dressed with the yoroi, the weight is spread all around the body and not only on the back as we experienced it with a backpack. Naturally the extra weight transforms the body repartition and we move with about 50% of…

Basics & Fundamentals (part 3)


Why is the Ten Chi Jin Ryaku no Maki so important? . Until 1990, we had very little knowledge about the schools and the weapons. Remember that we really began the weapons in 1993 with the bô and the study of the schools only in 1998! From the beginning of the Bujinkan (and more precisely…