You do realize how ironic this statement is, right?
No, I've spoken with several people *who were there*, at Honbu, when Hatsumi sensei made the announcement. I fail to see what possible agenda they could have, since many are still living and training in Japan.I have communicated with Anshu over the matter. Have you? Have you gotten a statement from Hatsumi sensei himself about the matter, or are you going by what others with their own agendas have been saying?
Of course you won't. That would be bad for business.You can't find anything by Anshu that says that he is no longer a student of Hatsumi sensei.
Did you mean hearsay or heresy? :idunno:Unless you want to get the real story straight from him, you are merely dealing with heresay.
Of course you won't. That would be bad for business.
No, I don't think he does.
Whatever his current relationship to the Bujinkan organization or Hatsumi directly, Hayes made very important contributions to the martial arts in the US, and is probably one of the people most responsible for sharing Hatsumi's art in the West. But he's definitely moved on in his own path, also, and what he is teaching is not the same as what's being taught in the Bujinkan today.
Since you seem to be an honest seeker of truth, I will respond to what YOU wrote.
You confuse the fact that Anshu teaches other things outside of Bujinkan with the idea that he can't teach Bujinkan.
The simple truth is that you can't find anything in Toshindo that you won't also find in Bujinkan. But there is also other things taken from other arts and real life experiences that are also taught as well.
So if you want to learn Gyokko ryu or bojutsu, you can still learn it in Toshindo just as well if not better than Bujinkan dojos. But you will also get to use red suits and other things in addition.
Toshindo added things, it did not drop anything from the Bujinkan. And Anshu is still gaining new knowledge about the Bujinkan despite what you may hear. Go ahead and get the story from the source instead of from the internet.
Hayes may teach material based on what he learned while he was actively training with Hatsumi, but he is not teaching current Bujinkan material.
While I'm sure you'd like to believe that Bujinkan training is stagnant, I have seen Hatsumi sensei teach pistol techniques several times, for example. AFAIK, they didn't exist hundreds of years ago :idunno:As I said in another thread, when talking about traditions hundreds of years old, the idea of "current" training is silly.
As I said in another thread, when talking about traditions hundreds of years old, the idea of "current" training is silly.
The idea that the art had to be modified so that those who do not have the skills or relationship Anshu does must drive some people nuts. And that is the reason for all the rumors that what he does is not correct, that he did not spend as much time as he says in Japan and all the other stuff that just does not stand up under the light of truth.
Maybe idiots and cult members will not listen to the truth.
While I'm sure you'd like to believe that Bujinkan training is stagnant, I have seen Hatsumi sensei teach pistol techniques several times, for example. AFAIK, they didn't exist hundreds of years ago
I'm talking about modern pistols. I remember specifically being shown a multi attacker scenario, shooting at one attacker while restraining another in such a way that the slide knocked him out as you fired.
Novel...I'm talking about modern pistols. I remember specifically being shown a multi attacker scenario, shooting at one attacker while restraining another in such a way that the slide knocked him out as you fired.
i consider Hatsumisensei and Takamatsusensei as trustable. I like Hayessensei stuff from back in the day, but now im confused and a little disappointed. i followed in toshindo for a while silently, but then i nested with Richard VanDonk Shihan-and was close to getting a homestudy course to get some frigging ranking finally-not only that, i truly believe in the homestudy course and have faith in Master vanDonk, but for whatever reason, i did not end up purchasing the course and entering the program-
it really does suck sometimes when everywhere you go you dont achieve any sufficient rank to be able to stand up to foolish critisism or emotional terror. aside from ma studies as a kid with judo classes,ninjustu books ,cma communities,aikido and iai books, kempo movies and magazines,taekwondo classes,karate blocks etc.etc.- most recently i was involved with taking classes in takedabudo aikijujustu as well as meiyukai aikido ,bujinkan dojo,experienced some lessons with master Wang Dong Feng-taichi-shaolin. self study of nitoichryu kenjutsu-most recently studied chin na techniques in detail from material of master Yang Jwing Ming as well as taken a look at other chinna sources.
i want to meet Hatsumisensei and train hard in japan. i am trying to find a way. now i have found a good job so it's hard to leave right now....i am having to make a decision. or maybe at some point i can get permission to leave for a while and come back here, but i almost feel like i want to move to japan if i can this time. being in japan more than 5 times and not making the effort to go to see the dojo...shame on me. i even practiced pancrase hybrib wrestling the last time i was in japan. i did well i think under the circumstances of poisoning and periods of homelessness.
Hopefully next time i can plan my trip out a little better and arrive at the destination i seem to always be missing.