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!
All 48 basic taijutsu techniques from Shoden, Chûden, Sabaki and Okuden no kata. There is 12 basic techniques in each level. Together with Shirabe-moguri kata (not covered in this dvd) the school consists of total 60 dakentaijutsu techniques.
Recorded in Stockholm October 27-28th 2007
The instruction is in English
Shortly after returning from 3 weeks training in Japan with Soke and the Shihan, Mats held this seminar. This DVD contains all 48 basic taijutsu techniques from Shoden, Chûden, Sabaki and Okuden no kata. There is 12 basic techniques in each level, together with Shirabe-moguri kata (not covered in this dvd) the school consists of total 60 dakentaijutsu techniques.
In the Shoden and Chuden level we learn how to dodge attacks through a series of throwing attempts, grab
and punch situations, and defences against kicks and punches. The Sabaki level is characterized by a shorter distance and foot work is even more important. In the Okuden kata the opponent starts to resist and do more counters. The opponent is attacking more freely. We try to get him in to a bad position and then apply a technique from the lower levels. In Shirabe-moguri kata (the last level, not covered on this video) the defender is now so skilled that he have developed the ability to feel what the opponent will try to do before he starts doing it.
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 #18 dvd, the whole Shoden no kata is covered in much more detail!
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!
Note: The instructions is in English and there is no sub titles on this DVD
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DVD is available at Budoshop.se
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.
– See the DVD video trailer at Budo Shop Community
– Buy the DVD at Budoshop.se Store