GYOKKO-RYU with SHAWN GRAY, KOSSHIJUTSU HAPPOBIKEN (Keiko#11)
A seminar in Kaigozan Dojo with Shawn Gray from Japan.
This was the 6’th seminar (excl a few Tai Kai and extra trainings) with Mr.Shawn Gray at Kaigozan Dojo in Stockholm Sweden.
The theme this time was Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu Happobiken, Bojutsu, Ukemi, Sanshin no kata.
Shawn taught Taihenjutsu ukemi, breakfalling. Sanshin no kata, the five basic movements which can be said to be the roots of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, which is also very important basics from Gyokko-ryû.
The Gyokko-ryû techniques Kô, Shunu, Shunsoku, Iaifuji was also taught with a lot of variations, both without weapons and also with weapons, mainly the long staff (Gyokko-ryû Bôjutsu).
There is also a 30 minute interview with Shawn where he talks about his experience from training in Japan and much more
Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden November 2005
Note: The instructions is in English and there is no sub titles on this VCD
About the instructor
Shawn left behind 10 years of Karate and Kendo to begin Bujinkan training in Canada after returning from a 1-year stay in Japan in 1990. After a training visit in 1995, he relocated to Japan permanently in January of 1997. Shawn passed the godan test in January of 1999, and in 2000 at the urging of Hatsumi sensei established a dojo, the first Bujinkan dojo in Japan led by a civilian foreigner. Shawn has regularly served as interpreter for Dr. Hatsumi and has translated much of Senseis writing into english. He has been regularly invited to give seminars in Europe , North America , and Asia.
More info about Shawn http://bujinkan.graycastle.com