Japan: A Must Go! (trip 42)


Hi all, I am on my way to Japan again this year. It will be hot and humid (today 33° Celsius and 70% humidity) but apart from the “ten” conditions it will be good to walk on the Japanese “chi” again and to meet my “jin” buyu. As I did last time when I created…

Ten Chi Jin: Teachers Are Responsible


Hatsumi Sensei told me last April that the bujinkan was now 200000 practitioners worldwide. Many dôjô claim to be “bujinkan” even though they ignore the true foundations of the bujinkan. During my last seminar I had the opportunity to speak with a group of beginners students about the importance of the ten chi jin ryaku…

Koi Martial Art New Look


Dear friends, Koimartialart has been evolving and offers now a totally new interface with a few trailers introducing buki waza, ten ryaku no maki and chi ryaku no maki. Also the search module has been fully redeveloped and the various sections are more complete. Koimartialart is dedicated to every bujinkan pratitioner and is intended to…

YSTT2010


THANK YOU ALL! This new edition of the YSTT has been fantastic in terms of quality at all levels: quality of teachers, quality of students, quality of organization, quality of food, quality of kumite. Quality of teachers: Each year I am amazed to discover how my friends have been evolving in good. Sven is deeper…

YSTT LAST UPDATE


Dear friends, I am on my way to get Peter, Pedro and Sven coming to Paris for the Taikai YSTT 2010. Tomorrow hell will be unleashed! 🙂 Prebooking is now closed but there are still a few places left for the the braves. So far we are 130 coming from 17 countries, I guess this…

Nagare: Sanshin to Mushin


As individuals our actions have very little chance to change the way the Universe is running because Nature does not take our human desires into account.  The meteorite that crashed in the Yucatan 65 millions years ago might have been obeying the laws of the Universe, the dinosaurs didn’t agree with it crushing them all! As we…

Budomart update


Dear friends, I want to inform you that we have just released the new sets of dvds from 5th kyû to 1st kyû. Each set covers all the techniques (taijutsu and weapons required for the BKP. The weapon techniques are also available in separate sets that include the counter techniques for the techniques of :…

Ten Chi Jin Ten


Your taijutsu is created by the steady study of the ten chi jin ryaku no maki program which contains all the basics of the nine schools of the bujinkan. All fundamentals have been regrouped  into one single syllabus in order to give the beginners a chance to understand quickly what it is they have to…

Tachi Video


Drawing the tachi with the legs by using footwork. Filmed during the tachi III workshop right after the April trip to Japan. If you are a member of KOI Martial Art you can download a small tachi movie filmed during one of the classes I gave at the Honbu dôjô in Atago. Enjoy! 🙂

Ryûha: Homework Required


The last section of the Kukishin Bô is called “keiko sabaki gata” and consists in a series of 25 techniques. As always if you do not look at the kanji but only at the sounds,  many meanings can be found in a good English dictionary. keiko: training, practice, study sabaki: deal with, handle; but also…