I was introduced to a weapon at tai jutsu last night. It is a small wooden weapon that is similar in shape to a pen. It goes to a slight point at the ends and is useful for pressure point and muscle strikes aswekk as striking places like the bridge of the nose and for assisting in wrist locks. I...
I think there are conditions where it is OK to have a samurai sword in Ireland. If your a martial artist its OK(as far as I know). Collectors should be OK too.
There may even be something in the law that says the sword should be made in Japan.
On a side note for any case I have heard of...
Excellent class tonight. We went through some knife defense techniques using bare hands and the hanbo.
Spent some time doing sorta light sparring with markers to show that when you get involved in a knife fight your very likely to get cut. Was interesting.
Gray Arthur, I like that idea of Kihon Happo on the ground. Think I'll have a play with it.
Bluekey & Ginny I realise in real life going to the ground is not ideal but if I found myself in that situation I would like to be best prepared for it. Mind you I wouldnt be going for a tap!!!
I had done some taikwondo. Like you it seemed very structured. When I first joined the Bujinkan I thought it was the same. I think at the time I didnt really know anything about it and we were training outside so I enjoyed it. I guess thats why I kept coming back.
Gradually I started to get an...
My brother was studying it. He used to tell me about classes but I always thought what he was telling me didnt sound very good.
I then got an injury that a physio told me was due to poor flexibility. He told me to take up something like yoga. I decided to try ma so went along to class with my...
OK before I get slated here I do acknowledge that I do not know any high ranking black belts who are in their teens and I am unlikely to come across any from what I have seen from peoples training.
However I do not believe that a student should be prevented from receiving grades based on age. I...
I had a sensei who believed in 'showing the love'! He always said that you wernt doing yourself or your partner any favours by not trying to hit properly(in a controlled way).
I am no training with a group who dont allow anything other than light contact. Its no fun and I han see hugh...
Ok I did a bit of searching about and found the following:
Some of you may find it useful.
I also came caross the following from Iaido. Some of the terms are useful so I'll just paste it here but as I say they are from an Iaido document...
The Genbukan Ninpo Bugei shows 4 bows in the Ritsu Rei:
Tenryaku Uchu Gassho Rei
Futen Goshin Rei
Hanno Bon-itsu Gassho Rei
Can anybody please tell me what wach of these mean and how I should know when to use each?
Also, what does Ritsu Rei mean?
Anybody got some tips on how to help speed up the length of time it takes for bruises to clear.
Had never sparred until recently and I find I constantly have bruises on my body. It doesnt generally bother me but this is the second time in a few weeks that I have got a black eye.
I got a cream...
Can anybody suggest some good sessions/exercises I could do on the bag?
Been doing things like 3mins on/off punching, practicing my kicks but Im really lacking inspiration. Maybe its just because I never really used it before.
What you guys do?
I didn some searching before I moved. There are no Bujinkan dojos near by.
I decided to check out the Genbukan dojo. I had tried a few different arts before this but found they wernt for me. There was too nuch I would have to unlearn. The Genbukan is quite similar to what I had been doing...
In my last dojo(I moved towns so am unfortunately unable to train ther anymore) we were always told when being the attacker that we would not be doing ourselves or our partner any favours by not trying to hit them. Dont get me wrong our partner would always be prepared and we would try our best...
Before I begin I realise there isnt really a "best" art for improving flexibiliy. Im just wondering which arts are good. I did a bit of Taekwondo and found the high kicks helped my leg flexibility.
Im now doing taijutsu and other than the stretches I do at the beginning of class I dont find it...
Im just asking this out of curiosity more than anything. Are there any specific grading requirements or guidelines in the Bujinkan? I did a bit of Tatkwondo a few years back and for various grades you had to be able to perform various patterns etc. In the Bujinkan there is none of this. I...
Running. Did a two mile warm up followed by some drills. Then did 16 * 400m with a 1 minute rest. I did it around the forest in the dark. Its great because after a few minutes my eyes adjust to the dark and I know there is nobody around for miles. Think it took about 1 1/2 hrs in total.
There was no hidden partners. All his mates were about and id say they were ready to jump in. Not meaning to sound big headed but I do a lot of running so am pretty confident that if worst comes to worst I can outrun anybody so was ready to take off but didnt need to. Didnt say much just told...