Kaeshi Waza: the Ura of the Omote?


When we train the techniques of the different weapons or ryûha we often skip this important part of the training which is the kaeshi waza. Kaeshi waza is for me the essence of our budô as it is vital to know how to overcome any technique. Countering is always implied in a technique. In a…

Focus & Reach your Goals


When you train you often forget the goal you are trying to reach and you lose your focus. Whether you are on the tatami or outside the dôjô, this is the quality of your focus and what you live that gives you the solution. Do not believe the waza, they are only there to channel…

Kukishin Bô Jutsu Shoden


Did you ever notice that the three levels of bô jutsu from the kukishin represented the three levels of the ten chi jin? Did you ever notice that in the shoden no kata you had 3 groups of 3 techniques? Each name of technique begins with the name of a kamae followed by the principle hidden…