You Don’t Know The Sakki Test!


The Sakki test is an essential part of the Bujinkan training. But it is wrapped in so many layers of fantasy that it is time to write about what the test is. At the Madrid Taikai in 2001, Sensei let us give the Sakki test. It was the first time that someone would give the…

Keep Your Distance With Nagato!


Today Nagato sensei taught a new approach to Mutō Dori. Somehow his Taijutsu has evolved since I was there a few months ago. I shared this feeling with my friend Oliver Piskurek, who agreed. It amazes me that teachers like Nagato sensei can still improve their movements. Nagato sensei is still moving in the same…