Bimyō or Bimyō? Both!


Despite his fragile health, Senō sensei continues teaching on Saturdays. It is always a pleasure to attend one of his magic classes. Of all the Japanese Dai Shihan, he is the one that has this fantastic touch. The movements he teaches are always simple, but impossible to reproduce. This is why I will not even…

Do you Know Uchi Gake?


In the official Tenchijin, in the Chi Ryaku no Maki, in the Nage Kata you find a throw that very few people understand. It is Uchi Gake. (1) It is listed as follow: “Uchi Mata / uchi gake (kuden) (内股内掛 口伝).” The explanation of the Tenchijin is cryptic. It says “Additionally, after hane age, you…