biken#04 KUKISHIN-RYU BIKENJUTSU with HOLGER KUNZMANN

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80 minutes, 637 Mb for $19.99
(H.264, 400p)
Available as download or DVD

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.

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.

Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden March 2009

Who is Holger Kunzmann?

Holger’s main interest in Bujinkan is the basics. And he has become quite famous for his excellent taijutsu and very good knowledge and skill of the basics in Bujinkan.
Holger’s web site… http://www.bkd-reutlingen.de/

Keiko#23 BIKENJUTSU with MATS HJELM

90 minutes, 883 Mb for $19.99
(h.264 M4V/MP4 400p format)
And 4 page transcript (in English)

Available as download or full DVD!

This movie deals with Batto (quick drawing the sword), Ukemi (breakfalling with a sword), Sword Kamae, and Sword techniques. There is many basics and more advanced techniques, training drills and more.

– Happo-giri, basic cutting techniques
– Taihenjutsu ukemi, rolling with the sword
– Batto/Iainuki, drawing the sword quickly
– Kamae, body positioning and angling
– Bikenjutsu, sword techniques from Togakure-ryu

Recorded in Stockholm June 2008

The instructions is in Swedish, but the instructions is very visible and clear. But we included a 4 page transcript, comments and descriptions in English.

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!

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Shugyou#05 ROKUSHAKU-BO-JUTSU BASICS with MATS HJELM

105 minutes, (h.264 M4V/MP4 360p)
24p manual, 1.25 Gb for $19.99

Available as download or full DVD & Manual!

Shugyou, in-depth training and study material. Including video and manual

The focus on this video is the basics of Rokushaku Bôjutsu (long staff), included is basic exercises such as Sanshin no Kata with the Bô vs Bô, Taihenjutsu-ukemi, rolling in all directions and using the long staff. The nine basic Kamae (body postures) is covered in detail. Kihon uchi waza, basic striking and thrusting with the staff is explained. Also all the basic Kihon Kata is taught.

This is a good DVD if you want to learn the basics behind the actual Kata techniques.

This download video also comes with a 24 page manual, 55 pictures as a compliment to your training. All the technique names with kanji and romaji, the techniques are briefly described with comments by Mats Hjelm.

We also put in 30 minutes extra “Gyokko-ryu Bojutsu“, filmed in Kaigôzan Dôjô late March 2005, using the Rokushaku-bô in short distance with Taijutsu feeling (Sanshin no kata, and Kihon Happô).

Note: The manual is in English, but the instructions on the DVD are in Swedish! with Swedish & English subtitles. The 24 page manual includes 55 pictures, descriptions and notes of the basics. All techniques with japanese kanji. The DVD is 110 minutes and only available in NTSC.

Recorded in Eskilstuna February 2005

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 http://www.kesshi.com

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Shugyou#06 BOJUTSU KEIKO SABAKI KATA Vol.1 with MATS HJELM

BOJUTSU KEIKO SABAKI KATA Vol.1 with MATS HJELM


Keiko Sabaki kata + Bonus (h.264 M4V/MP4 480p)
100 minutes, 1.6 Gb for $19.99
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Or buy them separately


Keiko Sabaki Kata 1-10
80 minutes, 1.2 Gb for $15.99

Bonus material, fighting in Yoroi
20 minutes, 423 Mb for $6.99

Kukishin-ryû Rokushaku Bôjutsu – Keiko Sabaki Kata Vol.1.
Recorded in Eskilstuna, Sweden – April 2005

This is the second seminar about the Rokushaku Bôjutsu (six foot staff fighting) and covers the first 10 basic waza from Kukishin-ryû Keiko Sabaki Kata. First the basics is taught, and then the technique is brought alive with realistic examples and responses from the defending opponent. The material from the seminar is 80 minutes and 10 techniques.

Techniques covered in depth on this video is the first ten from the Sabaki Kata

1 GOHOU
2 URA GOHOU
3 SASHI AI
4 FUNABARI
5 CHOU NO ISSOKU
6 URA NO HITO ASHI
7 SUSO OTOSHI
8 URA SUSO OTOSHI
9 IPPON SUGI
10 TAKI OTOSHI

The remaining 15 techniques is scheduled to be recorded this summer 2013…

Note: The instructions is in Swedish with sub titles in English.

Note2: There is no manual with this video like previously in the Shugyou series.

Note3: The DVD also includes a 20 minutes bonus material from a training with Yoroi (samurai armor). It includes ukemi with yoroi, Bojutsu against the Yoroi, and unarmed fighting against the Yoroi. As download you can buy just this one if you want.


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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!

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Shugyou#03 SOJUTSU KAISETSU KATA with MATS HJELM

54 minutes, (h.264 M4V/MP4 300p)
18p manual, 456 Mb for $19.99

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Shugyou, in-depth training and study material. Including video and manual

The theme is Soujutsu (Spearfighting), from the level Kaisetsu Kata (Mysterious patterns), some say this is Kukishin-ryu (But I’m not really sure!). However this is the spear forms taught in the Bujinkan system.

The manual is in Swedish, the instructions on the DVD are in Swedish! The Manual covers 8 basic postures, 9 basic techniques, salutations, & articles. The manual is 18 pages with 67 pictures and illustrations. The DVD is 60 minutes

Recorded in Stockholm February 2004

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!

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Keiko#09 ROPPOKUJI NO BIKEN with TIM BATHURST

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135 minutes, 654 Mb for $19.99
(H.264, 480p)
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This years theme was Roppô Kuji + Bûdô no Kiso – (Bujinkan sword basics & advanced).

In August 2004 he came to visit us in Stockholm, Sweden to give a seminar on this year’s Bujinkan theme, Roppô Kuji no Biken. He taught sword, unarmed defence, and the rokushakubô. Tim explained what would work and what probably would not work in a real situation. The theme of this seminar was very much Shinken-gata, true or real combat methods.

He taught ukemi with sword, basic kamae, basic drawing and cutting, and many sword techniques… Engetsu Sappô, Nito-ryû, Hiryû-ken, Tsuki-komi, Tsuki-iri, Datô no ken, Kochô-gaeshi and many more.

He also taught Mutô-dori, stopping someone to use his sword, how to use the sword if stopped and much more. Also the six foot staff technique Gohô was covered in detail.

The first hours of Sunday morning is not on this video, it is a separate video titled “Kihon Happo Video” wich also includes the x-tra training class he did right before this seminar in Kaigozan Dojo.

Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden August 2004

Who is Tim Bathurst?

Good question… Tim is a senior student of Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi, living and training in Tokyo Japan. After a few visits starting in 1990, Tim moved to Japan in 1997 and is one of the few foreigners to have earned the title of Shihan while living in Japan. Presently graded at Judan-ka (10th Dan-Fire level…13th Dan to some.)

Tim has never been in the Military, never served as a police officer, never done personal security, never been to war… Actually, the only thing he has really done is train with the best of the Bujinkan for the last dozen years or so.

If you\’ve been to Japan in the last 5 years or so you would have seen Tim at Hatsumi sensei\’s or Nagato sensei\’s dojos. If you\’re unlucky you will also have to put up with him translating from Japanese into his own Australian version of English… and occasionally into rather poor Spanish.

One of the huge benefits of training for so long in Japan is that Tim has learnt his weapons technique as well as his Taijutsu directly from the Grandmaster and the top Master students of the Art.

From his own web site… http://www.timbathurst.net

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Keiko#07 ROPPOKUJI NO BIKEN with MATS HJELM

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80 minutes, 645 Mb for $19.99
(H.264, 400p)
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This years theme was Roppô Kuji + Bûdô no Kiso – (Bujinkan sword basics & advanced).

This was a seminar after a three week training trip to Japan (March-April 2004). Mats is teaching Roppô Kuji no Biken (advanced sword techniques), mainly techniques and feelings from what Hatsumi Sensei taught during this trip.

Also sword basics, how to hold the sword properly, and techniques how to learn the basic cutting, handling the sword and more.

Note: The instructions was in Swedish, but the video have English subtitles.

Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden April 2004

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STICK FIGHTING, Techniques of self defence with MATS HJELM

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Stick fighting for self defence with Mats Hjelm


70 minutes, 480 Mb for $19.99
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Stick Fighting, techniques of self defence (cane and short stick). Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden – June-July 2010

These are very effective and simple self-defence techniques that anyone can learn. You can use a cane, sticks of all sizes, pencils, rolled up magazine or anything with a stick like form.

On this video Mats show all the techniques from the classic “Stick Fighting” book by Hatsumi & Chambers. We recommend you to also buy this book for further studies.

Mats: I recently acquired your DVD on the hanbo. It is by far the best available. I have made a special study of hanbo and cane techniques for the past 10 years and have collected more than 150 books and DVDs on these techniques, so I believe I can make that statement with confidence. Congratulations!

– Tom Lang Author of The Stick and Cane in Close Combat (Unique Publications)


Sample clip from the video

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In 1971 Kodansha released a book with Hatsumi Sōke and Quentin Chambers, this book have been a good resource for many martial arts instructors and practitioners, not just within the Bujinkan, and this for a good reason. The techniques from the book is a collection of techniques from various ryū-ha, mostly from Kukishin-ryū. The book have step-by-step instructions with over 300 pictures, but if you don’t have previous experience in Bujinkan the movements might be difficult to fully understand. But together with this video, you also get the movements behind the techniques. We recommend you both the book and our video.

We do not sell this book, buy the book from Amazon, click here!

Both the video and the book contains the following techniques…

– 8 basic movement techniques
– technique 1-11 is against fist attacks
– technique 12-16 is against foot attacks
– technique 17-31 is against wrist holding
– technique 32-43 is against sleeve and lapel holding
– technique 44-47 is against seizure from behind
– technique 48-51 is against stick holding
– 7 immobilization techniques


Screen captures from the video

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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Keiko#27 HANBOJUTSU and TAIJUTSU with MATS HJELM

Click here to buy the DVDThis video contains Taijutsu techniques with variations including the Hanbo (short staff). Also Hanbojutsu basics with Taijutsu applications. You can see how similar the Taijutsu techniques can be done with a weapon, and how easy it is to do a weapon technique without a weapon. This seminar was filmed shortly after Mats Hjelm’s second Japan trip this year training with Soke and the Shihan.

This movie is available on DVD (click here!) or available as download, click button below.


70 minutes, 462 Mb for $8.99

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Title: Keiko27 – Mats Hjelm – Taijutsu and Hanbojutsu
Instructors: Mats Hjelm Theme: Taijutsu and Hanbojutsu (Japan kanjou)
Recorded: Recorded in Stockholm June 27’th 2009
Language: The instruction is in Swedish!
Format: h.264 (480 × 272), AAC. 70 minutes.

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 Mats web site http://www.kesshi.com

Pictures from the seminar

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