The Bujinkan Theme for 2012 training is “futsu” and there will be a lot of trainings with the sword. When I’m writing this the trainings haven’t started yet, and no one really knows what the trainings will be like. I’ve already seen some good articles explaining some concepts, but I’m not sure if they will help you or plant something different in your mind that will distract you from what Hatsumi Soke will teach us this year.
At Budoshop.se we got many Bujinkan sword DVD’s from the past years that might be good for studying the base sword work that is taught in the Bujinkan. We also have Swedish Tai Kai DVD’s with Hatsumi Soke, he always taught a lot of sword techniques in the past to. If you haven’t been around that long or just want to recap from the old days we got some good DVD’s for you. Check them out!
Title: Kukishin-ryu Bikenjutsu Kata
Instructors: Holger Kunzmann
Theme: Kukishin-ryu Bikenjutsu Kata (Sword Fighting)
Recorded: Recorded in Stockholm March 13-25th 2009
The instruction is in English
Format: NTSC, AAC Stereo, DVD/R- (it might not work on older DVD players! check your manual first!) approximately 80 Minutes playing time.
Shortly after returning from training in Japan again with Soke and the Shihan, Holger held this seminar in Kaigozan Dojo, Stockholm, Sweden.
This DVD contains all the nine basic sword techniques from Kukishin-ryu Bikenjutsu Kata plus the Sayugyaku techniques. They are taught and explained thoroughly as a basic foundation, and then with many applications and variations. The techniques covered on this DVD is the following.
附込 TSUKI KOMI
突掛 TSUKI KAKE
斬上 KIRI AGE
斬下 KIRI SAGE
銯止 KASUGAI DOME
小蝶返 KOCHOU GAESHI
四方斬 SHIHOU GIRI
八方斬 HAPPOU GIRI
月之輪 TSUKI NO WA
All these techniques are explained and taught in detail. The DVD has menus where you can chose technique to see, completely with chapters.
Togakure Ryu style sword. This sword is hand forged, through hardened, oil quenched, and hand polished 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel, and very strong and durable.
I also got one Spring steel tanto, If you are interested in this one (see the link) and then please contact me. I have no plans of keeping this in stock. I also got another sword which I will upload pictures of to the Kaigozan photo album later this week. Same with this if you are interested in other types of swords, please contact me. The next sword order will probably be in March/April.
There will be new DVD’s in the shop later this week, or next week.
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