Esprit du Geste


Esprit du Geste

Transboréal, mon éditeur, vient de republier mon livre sur les arts martiaux et sur mes rencontres avec Hatsumi Sensei depuis plus de 20 ans.
Ce petit livre qui s’est dejà écoulé à 3500 exemplaires revient avec 2000 copies de plus.
Il est en vente à la FNAC, Nature et découvertes ou directement sur www.budomart.eu

Shingin Budô? No! Shining Budô!


Shingin Budô? No Shining Budô!

We had a 1-day seminar in Bonn last Saturday and we studied the “nagare” or how to put flow into the 1, 2, 3 techniques. It was fun and demanding but I really appreciated this day of training. Firstly because students came not only from Germany, but also from Belgium, Spain*, and India**.

So even though the theme of the year is about “Shingin Budô”, I lived that day as Shining Budô, with the good feeling with which we trained during the 6-hour training day.

Thank you all to have joined us! And I hope to see you again for our next seminar at the Kurage Dôjô in Munich on March 15th-16th***

(a special thank you goes also to the “viking” who suffered (see picture) more than any other participant)

*Ralf is a student of Juan Manuel Serrano but lives near Strasbourg.
** Arjun is a student of Shiva but lives in Berlin for a few months.
***kurage seminar

Susanô was Amateratsu’s (sun goddess) brother


Susanô was Amateratsu's (sun goddess) brother

This is Susanô who retrieved the original Kusanagi no Tsurugi from the tail of the hydra and gave it to his sister, who gave it later to Ninigi no Mikoto the first “godsend” ruler of Japan. This Tsurugi with the mirror and the jewel are the three regalia proving the divine mandate given to him. They are the symbol of the Imperial rule over Japan.
Ninigi’s great-grandson Jimmu, was to become the first Emperor.

Gensô illusion


Gensô illusion

Wearing the ninja outfit doesn’t give you the abilities. The Omote side is nothing compared to the Ura side of reality. Too many of us forget that 幻想 Gensô Is illusion. This is the same as in Genjutsu, and the essence of Gen jutsu, for me, lies in 虚辞 kyojitsu. And remember that kyojitsu is the backbone of the bujinkan. 虚実皮膜, “the difference between truth and fiction in art being very subtle, Art abides in a realm that is neither truth nor fiction”.

Zero no Chikara – no power


Zero no Chikara - no power

The theme for 2013 was mainly ken and mutô dori. Sensei ended the year by speaking a lot about “zero no Chikara” or “no strength” (picture).
But did you know that 力 chikara and 刀 sword are nearly written the same? -the vertical line protruding on top of the”ken”. Therefore strength and sword are linked; and if you are not using any strength then you achieve 無刀取り mutô dori.
By using no power you have unlimited power as 無刀取り mutô dori is having the courage to do what you have to do, whatever the outcome might be.

Juppô Sesshô series


Juppô Sesshô series

The Juppô Sesshô is the expression of Ninpô Taijutsu. Hatsumi sensei began to expose it back in 2003. This 3-dvd series covers the first year of Juppô Sesshô dedicated to “Sanjigen no Sekai” or to be able to see the third dimension.
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