Friendship & Rokkon Shôjô


During my last trip to India,  Eugenio Penna (10th dan Italy) was with us to share the five days seminar we had on kukishin bôjutsu, gyokko ryû kosshi jutsu and nawa jutsu. After coming with Beth Faulds (6th dan) last February, Eugenio came back to India to experience with us these very special (and very…

Danger is a lack of Awareness


Be aware of danger! In the process of training techniques in the dôjô, you should always be aware of the environment i.e. the room or your friends training, as waving the bô in the air around you can be dangerous. Outside of the dôjô this awareness can save your life. The technique is nothing if…

Yûro Shi Tennô Taikai Paris 2010


Another five days to register to the Yûro Shi Tennô Taikai at a special price. Check the pages of this blog for more info. Register HERE to be sure to participate. We are preparing a new website dedicated to the Taikai, it will be online very soon. The address is http://www.taikaiparis.com 🙂

Focus & Reach your Goals


When you train you often forget the goal you are trying to reach and you lose your focus. Whether you are on the tatami or outside the dôjô, this is the quality of your focus and what you live that gives you the solution. Do not believe the waza, they are only there to channel…

Bô Seminar (part1) Update


We finished the three levels of kukishin bô today. And we will do the keiko sabaki gata next week-end. Each time I go through the bô jutsu levels I am amazed by the insight we can get from them. I understand why bô jutsu was a ryû in itself. We also did all the kaeshi waza for…

Bô: Kûkan & Distance


Bô jutsu is one of the key to enter the kûkan as it gives access to distance. Too often in training we  are trapped by the form (waza) and do not dwell enough into the feeling (kankaku). When sensei introduced us to the “cycle of weapons” in 1993, many bujinkan members were surprised as bô…

Kukishin Bô Jutsu Shoden


Did you ever notice that the three levels of bô jutsu from the kukishin represented the three levels of the ten chi jin? Did you ever notice that in the shoden no kata you had 3 groups of 3 techniques? Each name of technique begins with the name of a kamae followed by the principle hidden…

Sticks Up Today!


In a few minutes we will begin our seminar in Bangalore on kukishinden ryû bô jutsu. The kukishin bô is amazing and always a pleasure to rediscover: the kotsu, the kamae, the bô no uchi, the gogyô no bô, the three levels of shoden, chûden, okuden and the devastating keiko sabaki gata. Bô jutsu is…

Elegance is an Attitude


In the airline’s magazine I was flipping the pages when I stopped at an add presenting a beautiful Indian woman with a caption reading: “elegance is an attitude”. Immediately it made me feel happy! Wherever you go you have to be aware of the connections between jissen (true life) and jissen (true fight). The world…

Indian Touchdown


I arrived yesterday in Bangalore for a long Bô jutsu seminar after a long flight. The monsoon is announced and humidity is rising. Hot trainings in perspective. On the dvd front, Shiva told me that the new buki waza dvds are ready. I’m bringing them back with me so check budomart regularly. Here we will…