Jyanen Or Jian Nen?


The asian astrological sign for the year 2013 is the snake (black snake or water snake). It is called Jyanen (snake year) in Japanese and the new year just began a few days ago. A few weeks before that sensei uncovered the theme for the year which is the Chinese sword, 劍. The Chinese sword (“jian” in Chinese, 劍)…

Hôken Is Kenpô


 After this first seminar dedicated to the Chinese sword I thought I could share with you some of my findings. I’m just beginning to understand the power of this fantastic weapon and I still have to train a lot to unveil the richness of it. Since the seminar I train every day for half hour on…

Theme 2013


“Kami Ori Tatara no Hôken Tamarite Tôyô Ashi ara Rokuni Arabaru no Takamatsu Sensei Tamawari” (text updated and corrected) Even though the theme is Tachi Hôken (Divine treasure sword), Sensei has put this nice calligraphy in the  Dôjô.  As it was the case during the last Daikomyôsai, this is linked with the Kojiki, the Japanese…