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Adam Mitchell receives Rokkudan from Unsui Sensei

announcments Nov 10, 2018

During the 2018 Tokubetsu no Keiko, (special training) at the Jinenkan Honbu Dojo attended by instructors from around the world, Adam Mitchell received promotion to Rokkudan, 6th degree, by Unsui Sensei. 

As well, Mario DeMol, Jinenkan...

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Nanpa Aruki: Or How To Hack Walking To Be More Efficient

historical Aug 07, 2017

Written by koichi

Hate to break it to you normal-walker, but the way you’re walking right now is inefficient, ridiculous, and just plain wrong. You know how you’re overly moving your hips and twisting your body like a pretzel,...

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Otonashi no Kamae, 音無しの構

technique Jul 21, 2017

While training the The Hanbōjutsu of Kukishin Ryū in Japan during the Spring of 2008, Unsui Sensei explained to me the use of otonashi no kamae.

His lesson was premised on the principle of “be an easy target for your opponent.” But the...

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A Brief History of the Kusari Fundo

historical Nov 04, 2016

The history of the kusarifundo is quite fascinating. The weapon was developed by the head sentry of Edo castle in the early eighteenth century to disarm and subdue criminals without bloodshed inside castle grounds.

The shedding of blood during...

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On Nure Ochiba 濡れ落ち葉

culture Aug 10, 2016

I got off the train from Kashiwa and rode one of the clunker bicycles back to the Dojo. Actually, they’re not really clunkers, in fact they’re respected machines that provide transportation to students who visit the Dojo from all over...

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The Roots Of Classical Jujutsu

historical Jan 15, 2016

The classical study of Japanese Jujutsu has taken the back seat to the modern and commercialized styles of Jujutsu. While there are many great books (and even .many more not so great), written on the history of Jujutsu, it is very often associated...

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'Sundome' Stopping The Moment Before

culture Dec 12, 2015

"The best budōka can do sundome (寸止め) at any time. So, I have never injured a training partner so far. We say "Oteyawaraka ni onegaishimasu" before we begin keiko."

Unsui

Quote from a discussion about proper training I had with Unsui Sensei....

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A Gift From Vancouver

articles culture Oct 03, 2015

A wonderful gift in the mail that arrived from fellow budoka who travelled from Vancouver, BC to train with us in New York during Unsui Sensei's 2015 Seminar. Peter Haddad arrived on Tuesday to attend the weekday training, sleeping at the Dojo he...

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On Momentum, Reflections from Hatsu Keiko 2015

articles culture events Oct 01, 2015

I’m not a football fan, but my oldest son is. For that reason, I’ll sit with him and endure what I find to be a quite over-rated sport. Last February, I took the night to sit with Adam and watch the Super Bowl XLVIII when the Denver...

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Masa Yume, A Dream Come True

culture May 04, 2015

Kyoei no Kamae 虚影の構え. The feeling is of one showing 突きor opening to the opponent with either the left or right shoulder.

We began this training this spring at Sensei’s request.

 

 

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