Bear vs Lion: 1-0


This week-end in Budapest after a nice seminar organized by Lazslo, we went to a zoo where I had the honour of meeting the “king of the animals”, a baby lion (5 months old). I have been living with cats all my life (I have 3 cats) and this chance offered by Lazslo to meet…

Only Nagare Matters


When we begin the study of the bujinkan arts we are surprised to hear the teacher speaking of nagare (流れ, flow). Our intention when entering a dôjô was to learn a set of fighting techniques but we finally ended up learning how to flow with things! The first encounter with this “flowing reality” is when we…

The King is Back


In a few weeks now, Peter King will join the Shi Tennô Taikai in Paris like every year. Peter is one of the oldest students of Hatsumi sensei and I am proud to count him amongst my best friends not only in the Bujinkan but also in Life. The shi tennô: Peter, Sven, Pedro and…

PARIS TAIKAI YSTT 2010


There are about 20 places left to attend the Paris Taikai 2010 Join Pedro, Sven, Peter, Arnaud for 3 days in the now called Yûro Shi Tennô Taikai. Come and meet your friends from over 12 countries and train with them. online registration

Simplicity is the Key to Elegance


One night during the 1997 Taikai in New Jersey Pedro and I were having some green tea with sensei in his room after a hard day training.  At one point sensei told us that he had taught us everything we needed and that from that day we had to get rid of all the small…

Sven at the YSTT2010


Sveneric is one of my best friends. He is a very close student of sensei and has started the bujinkan even before I began training! I consider Sven like my elder brother as his teachings are always full of wisdom and help me to improve my understanding of the art. I am privileged to teach…

Ten Chi Jin Ten


Your taijutsu is created by the steady study of the ten chi jin ryaku no maki program which contains all the basics of the nine schools of the bujinkan. All fundamentals have been regrouped  into one single syllabus in order to give the beginners a chance to understand quickly what it is they have to…

Walking Good


One of my friends who has been living in Japan for many years told me once that sensei was not teaching taijutsu but mejutsu (eye technique). By training we learn to watch things differently, to think outside of the box. For the last ten years I have traveled the world quite a lot from snow…