This movie contains all 12 techniques from the Shoden kata level of Kûkishin-ryû dakentaijutsu. There is also a few sword techniques and drills, plus extra material showing how to put on the yoroi (samurai armor).
Shortly after returning from 3 weeks training in Japan with Soke and the Shihan, Mats held this seminar. He taught the Shoden level, here we learn how to dodge attacks through a series of throwing attempts, grab and punch situations, and defenses against kicks and punches.
Kukishin-ryû is a very complete system, if you study the basic techniques well you will have a good defence system against any kind of attacks. On the Keiko#19 DVD, also the Chuden, Sabaki and Okuden levels is taught but with less details.
Recorded in Stockholm February 2007
The instructions is in English and there is some subtitles explaining things which is not obvious.
About the instructor
Mats Hjelm started training in Bujinkan for the first time around 1983, but it wasn’t until 1986 he had the opportunity to start training more seriously under a Shidôshi. He attends around 20 seminars, go to Japan 2-3 times every year. Since he started training he never had a training break. He takes his budo training very seriously! If you want to sponsor a seminar or course, please don’t hesitate to contact him. For more information see his web site www.kesshi.com Note!