2nd european Mugai Ryu TaikaiAugust 29th and 30th
The 2nd european Taikai.
Forms that have been passed down for generations, aiming to hone ones body control, technique and awareness.
Strong and positive connection between teacher and student is very important for the understanding of Japanese martial arts. Therefore, even in ninjutsu, the most important thing is to find the right teacher.
to learn the correct position of shuriken in his hand is one of the most important skills for proper training shurikenjutsu
Bujinkan Dojo is currently the only school that teaches authentic Ninjutsu in original way. It is also the only school where survived a direct line of grandmasters to current Soke Hatsumi Masaaki
is famous thanks to Musashi techniques with two swords – katana and wakizashi and by known proverb KIZEN NO HYOHO – Don´t do anything, unless it is not absolutely necessary.
often referred to simply as Jikishinkage Ryu or Kashima Shinden is a traditional school (koryu) of Japanese martial art of sword – kenjutsu and iaijutsu.
position of shuriken in the flight is one of the most important
Tameshigiri is testcutting. In medieval Japan new swords were tested by samurai on the corpses of executed or convicted but living criminals or enemies. The modern meaning of tameshigiri as a means of training can be compared to a breaktest in the weaponless fighting arts.
To this effect specially rolled Igusa-grass mats, so called tatami omote, or bamboo branches are employed. Before cutting the tatami omote are soaked in water for several hours to imitate a human body and also to protect the katana. The tatami omote are the placed vertically on a rack.
In tameshigiri training diverse cuts are made, either single or in a row, in order to test the practicability of the technic or to improve one’s ability. The cuts are mostly basic. Cutting in a row can be a kata previously learned.
For correct cutting it is necessary to hold the angle of the blade in exactly the same line as the trajectory line of the cut otherwise the sword may get stuck or it may even result in a broken blade.
Tameshigiri makes you understand that a cut with a katana does not need much muscular strength but a seasoned technic and speed.
As tameshigiri is a potential danger for the trainees and for the spectators an experienced teacher and precaution are necessary.
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