Shinrabanshô


In each class with sensei I wait for “the word” that will give a new turn to my taijutsu. Last friday night at the honbu the word was “shinrabanshô”, 森羅万象 (all thing in nature, the whole creation). I had the privilege to open the class. On a fist attack, you slide to uke’s left and take…

Hojo & Kotsu


Today’s class was about hojo 補助 (assistance, support) of the basics in every movement. This foundation is the key to get the natural flow in your taijutsu. I am always amazed by Senô sensei’s saino,  才能 (ability), nagare, 流れ (flow) and  kôseido, 高精度 (precision).  I remember asking him one day how he became so good at locks, footwork and at off…