Karada, Yari, Ninjatō


Sunday class was really interesting and Sensei was in a very good mood. We were only 40 students and we had a few breaks due to the heat outside. This class was one of the best since a long time. Very technical, very high level and very deep in terms of philosophy. In this post…

Sanada Yukimura


Last Friday I arrived quite early at the honbu. Yabunaka San and Kamioka San were there already. They gave me a nice wooden keychain representing Sanada Yukimura, a legendary Samurai of the Sengoku period. Yukimura was revered by the Samurai and considered to be the best amongst them. (the pictures hereunder detail the 4 sides of…

Awaseru


Nobel Prize writer Toni Morrison said: “Not knowing it was hard; knowing it was harder.” (1) I felt this “hardship” during Senō Sensei’s class last Saturday. The class regrouped only seven people, so it was nearly like a private lesson. Senō Sensei decided to do some basic Bō movement with the feeling of the Gyokko…