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Introduction to Tessenjutsu

technique Dec 17, 2014

At our Dojo, we began Tessenjutsu in September, 2014. Our goal is to complete the Kamae Kihon and Kata by January, 2015. To help support this training and make it more comprehensive, I’ve written this article as an introduction to this...

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Kukishin Ryu, Sweden 2014

events Apr 22, 2014

 

Adam Mitchell of the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō will be teaching on June 27th, 28th and 29th the art of Kukishin Ryū Dakentaijutsu, 九鬼神流打拳体術 along with Rico Van Veenendaal of the Jinenkan Mononofu Dojo who will be teaching Kukishin Ryū...

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On The Difference

articles culture Mar 17, 2014

This weekend, I overheard a local martial arts guru discuss with a kind man the difference between the martial art he studied and the one I study. I usually don't dabble in this type of talk, but there was a sincere curiosity from the man's...

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Enbu Article, Providence Journal

events Jul 23, 2013

The 2013 Newport Black Ships Festival was a great success. As always, we were happy to train alongside our fellow martial artists as well as enjoy the beautiful music and good food being served throughout the day. Finally, some good Japanese...

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On Maki Agi

technique the dojo Jul 13, 2013

There’s two new blocks of concrete hanging around the Dojo right now. Actually, there is going to be quite a few over the next few months as I build by hand each piece of training equipment for Hojo undō. Hojo undō (補助運動) is a Japanese term,...

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Translation of Ninjutsu no Gokui. A Book Review

reviews Jul 10, 2013

Before I get into my thoughts about this book let me just be very clear that the author of this translation, Eric Shahan is a friend and colleague. When I first heard about this project I was super excited as I own an original version of this...

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Tape Whatever Is Broken

culture Jul 06, 2013

The Dōjō is a place you can come to when your life is over crowded. But it's no get away. There is no cold drink cooler, no candy machine, nobody to pat your bottom and tell you how hard you work. It's a Dōjō.

There are no lies here. It's hot as...

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An Embodiment of Teaching Martial Arts

culture May 23, 2013

“Kata is an embodiment of teaching, therefore it should be learned correctly without preconception. Kata is also like a “container,” with which we pass its “contents called Ryuha” from teachers to learners strictly....

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Mario DeMol at Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō

events Dec 06, 2012

A Review of the Kotō Ryū and Jinen Ryū Iai no Maki workshop with Mario DeMol.
Once again, Belgian Dojocho and senior student to Manaka Unsui Sensei visited New York to teach at the Jinenkan Kosei Gogi Dojo. Mario Sensei had just returned to Europe...

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On Kata

technique Oct 24, 2012

There sure is alot of discussion about ‘form.’ It seems that this discussion is really centered around the varying training methods of instructors in the Bujinkan Dojo. I really don’t see instructors from the Jinenkan or the...

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