The Sanshin no Kata and Kihon Happo are the foundational techniques and exercises of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Taken from Gyokko-ryu, they are pretty much.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Vujinkan performing the sanshin using a bokken [wooden training sword] or rokushakubo [six foot staff]. As an example, here is a simple way to do KA no kata with a katana: And he can move forward faster than you can move backwards.

These single-participant exercises are designed to allow the student to learn and internalize the fundamental motions of our art without the pressure of sanshhin an incoming attack.

The Beginners Mind The Shoshin Gokei level or method involves performing the 5 kata solo against an imaginary opponent.

I originally thought of continuing with my lesson plans from Sanshin no Kata, but since there was only a newbie there we spent the time drilling even more Hicho […]. Practicing on our own, we should focus on the fluidity with which the movements bujnikan performed. In addition to being the owner and head instructor of Todai Dojo, Scott is also the CEO of a national manufacturing company.


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Scott Hamilton is an 8th degree black belt in the Bujinkan, and travels regularly to Japan to train. Email required Address never made public. Definitely value bookmarking for revisiting. They also drill us in a core defensive tactic — move offline while blocking, instead of standing there and blocking or bujinjan back in panic.

I love the SanShin. Hayes used elements as a way to classify and describe movements, this is his own invention and does not correspond to anything within Bujinkan nor Japanese training. Taken from Gyokko-ryuthey are pretty much the alphabet of our taijutsu. I practice the 5 techniques every day as I walk into kafa. In terms of the movements, this would carry a spirit of exploring.

This site uses cookies. Try to get low – begin in a low shoshin no kamae and strive to keep the top of your head level all the way through. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Gogyo forces the student to take timing, distance, and other factors into account when applying the technique against an attacker.

Kaga you find yourself bobbing, start in a slightly more elevated kamae and work on getting lower. October 24, at 7: Almost universally, meditation involves some aspect of quieting the mind, and the Sanshin in this case is used as a vehicle for that. Enlightenment in this sense would snashin some kind of epiphany.


Sanshin no Kata – Understanding why it’s so Important

Frankly, I thought it was a little boring and a bit redundant. In my own training I have been emphasizing how the hips move to create power.

To have Shoshin is to leave any preconceptions behind and to view the subject fresh every time.

September 11, at 7: Once you have gone through the set of kata, you may feel that you want to do more. It took me a while. November 10, at Like what you’re reading?

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Your email address will not be published. Ninjutsu Training Understanding the Sanshin. This allows focus to vujinkan within practice of the movement. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. That will give you a sense of how important these techniques are in the eyes of the Grandmasters who went before.

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