Seminars with Niina Soke09.06.2017 - 18.06.2016
Mugai Ryu, Genko Nito Ryu and Tosei Ryu seminars with the grandmaster form Japan in Cologne.
An effective new style focusing on fighting and applicability, developed by Niina-Soke, using two swords.
Cuttingtest to ensure correct execution and quality of technique.
Genko Nito Ryu is an effective two-sword Kenjutsu style, the natural use of both arms makes it very accesible even for beginners.
Forms that have been passed down for generations, aiming to hone ones body control, technique and awareness.
The Kendo-like appliance of sword fighting with safety-swords and protective gear in free-fight.
A style restricted to the use of the shortsword with the left hand, developed by Niina-Soke.
Essential techniques and principles taught with the wooden sword for fighting-applications with a partner.
The samurai also known as Bushi, warriors, followed a strict code of honour. The spiritual attitude, the setting to life, death and honour, the path these unusual people followed, all that is Bushido, the way of the warrior.
In principle, it means to live a life in harmony to let end with an honourable death. Honour, however, was only one of the principles after those a samurai had to direct. Bushido required a devoted life full of sacrifice.
A samurai had to prove courage in the fight, sympathy and politeness in the society belonged also to the virtues like ansolute honesty as well as the unreserved loyalty towards his ruler.
The Katana, the soul of a samurai, receives a special status, still before the lance and the curve. If one wants to understand Bushido one must treat the polished, sharp sword as more than only as a weapon.
It is a symbol of his status, his most valuable possession and it reflects his bearer and is connected with him in many ways. Many ceremonies, the ritual contact with the Katana – many of the old traditions have been delated. Bushido is still away living, even if our battles look today different than in Japan of the 16th century. Thus there is a lot we can learn from the Bushi and apply on our modern way of life. The respect for us, our body and the people who surround us. Fearlessly encounter the challenges that await us in life, ready to master them.