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We updated the web site with a new video of Steve Olsen who will be one of the four Shihan teaching at the Sweden Tai Kai in September.
We have the venue booked now. We wanted the bigger venue, but it was fully booked. But we booked another gym hall we used many times before (same place where most of the Kaigousuru Taikai in the past was). The address is…
Lilla Alby Skola, Humblegatan 19-21, Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Sweden.
Apparently Hatsumi Soke started teaching Shindenfudo-ryu Iai, as a second theme for this year in May. In 1998 Hatsumi Soke taught Shindenfudo-ryu taijutsu and sword, you might want to check out the videos from 1998 to see how Soke used this big sword. However, he might teach with a different sword now (I don’t know). However there is still three more months for the guys in Japan to figure it out. I’m sure the Taikai will be interesting for everyone attending, I hope you can make it.
The sign-up form will be available later in July.
On the Facebook event page we can see that there is 51 attending, 118 maybes, and 776 people who hasn’t made up their minds yet. This is interesting for us to see, but from experience we can’t trust this system. People have confirmed before and never showed up, it is to easy to just say yes without meaning it. The only way to confirm your place is through our sign-up form that will be up later in July.
We also updated the Information page, please read it before sending us questions!
Edit: I also added a new video with Duncan Stewart.
Pictures of Sundbyberg and Stockholm
Shihan Duncan Stewart, 15th Dan, is a senior student of Bujinkan Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi. He started training in 1988, and moved to Japan in 2004 to study weekly with Hatsumi Soke, Nagato Shihan, Noguchi Shihan, and Someya Shihan. He is well respected in the Bujinkan and is often called-upon to demonstrate at classes.
Duncan was Nagato Shihan’s sole uke at the Bujinkan Hombu for two years when studying direct from the Gyokko Ryu and Kukishinden Ryu Densho. Duncan has also studied Nihon Buyo (Traditional Japanese Dance) under the direction of Noguichi Sensei.
Duncan conducts seminars worldwide for those wishing to gain more exposure to current training in Japan. And, back in Japan, he runs his own training at the Hombu dojo and Kashiwa.
Duncan successfully co-coordinated the 2007 Australian Bujinkan Taikai and participated in many Japanese Bujinkan Embu for which he has received the Gold Medal and Certification from Hatsumi Soke.
In addition to his exceptional skill and understanding of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Duncan is an excellent teacher. He is highly sought-after and do seminars all over the world.
To Learn more about Duncan, visit his web site: http://tazziedevil.wordpress.com/
Video clips with Duncan
Skip to 2:07 to see Duncan!
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Sveneric Shihan is originally from Sweden but has been living in Holland since the 1990′s. He was one of the main Bujinkan teachers that helped introducing Bujinkan all over Europe in the early 1980′s.
Sveneric is one of the grand old men and one of the most experienced teachers of the Bujinkan. He travels frequently to Japan to receive more training, and hold many seminars all around the world.
He started training Martial Arts in the 1960′s and earned Black Belts in several other Martial Arts before he switched over completely to the Bujinkan in the late 1970′s.
If you ask around everyone will tell you that he is one of the most experienced and well respected Bujinkan teachers in the whole world.
Many of us in Sweden is very proud of him being our first real Bujinkan teacher and role model. And we are really happy that he wanted to come for this special occasion!
Seminar with Sveneric Bogsäter in Prague 2011
Rob is resident of Japan where he has lived for over five years. Rob is in a unique position to share insights from Budo Taijutsu. He works full-time as a movement coach, training people in the Zeropoint Training System , which includes injury-prevention exercise for adults, rapid body reconfiguration, and a number of movement and exercise courses for people of all ages and skill levels, not the least of which is working with leading Japanese schools to implement cutting-edge children’s educational, exercise programs.
Because of his focus on developing correct movement in a testable, scalable structure, Rob feels it is important to continue learning as much as possible from the best practitioners. Which is why you will see him as a student 5 and 6 days a week at Soke Hatsumi and the Shitenno’s classes, in addition to running his own training 5 days a week at Mabashi Jinja, as well as the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo?
Rob is well known for his ability to explain and simplify the more subtle aspects of Budo
Taijutsu as well as sharing drills and training ideas that make reproducing these aspects attainable at a much faster pace. Because he clearly shows the structure of training, from the very foundational movements to the seeming magic of Soke Hatsumi, and how they are connected, people always leave Rob’s classes with a feeling of exhilaration at finally grasping some pieces of the puzzle, and knowing they now have a much clearer direction for their own training!
Quoted here below (so you can see what to expect from the Tai Kai) is from a seminar with Rob earlier this year…
Developing the “Counter Intuition” of Kihon Happo
As Hatsumi Sensei often says: “You cannot truly understand a technique until you understand its counter!” With this in mind, I will be showing the progression from co-operation to resistance, looking at how uke and tori would “counter” each move, then show how to use that counter to your benefit, allowing you todevelop your own “intuition” of the proper movement needed for any given moment. (This methodology can be used for any technique, but we will be focusing on Kihon Happo in conjunction with Soke’s chosen theme for this year.)
Rob will introduce the “shiho dori” (4 ways of taking) concept for developing a full range of options to internalize the principles of kihon happo.
The seminar will focus on the bio-mechanics of budo taijutsu, showing the developmental progression from beginner to advanced, utilizing lots of fun scenarios and drills for all to remember!
Rob Renner and Paul Masse seminar 2009
Steve has been training in Japan since 2001. He trains with Soke and the Japanese Shihan weekly. He looks forward to sharing his perspective on techniques and themes recently seen and discussed in Japan.
The web site is being updated again, it can only mean one thing. Something big is about to happen again. We are currently talking to instructors and deciding exact date.
Keep your eyes on this web site the next couple of weeks to find out what it is. All we can say at the moment is…
Sponsored by Swedish Bujinkan Federation!
And you won’t believe your eyes!
PS. Don’t plan something for September until you read about what we are up to, because you will be sorry if you book the same date for something else.