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Re: BUJINKAN SCROOLS
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Only Hatsumi Sensei has the answers.

No there are no scrolls on the internet.

You cant learn this stuff in a book or dvd.

You need a good teacher!! find one!!! most of us have to travel far and wide for training to make it to Japan.

As has been said in other posts there are a few Italian Bujinkan instructors, and plenty of seminars in europe.

Find a good Teacher, its as simple as that, it will avoid confusion, and make you a better martial artist

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Re: Where to start?
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James Heisig has three books for learning all of the kanji Japanese school kids need to know when they finish grade 12 in japan (end of high school in case you call in something different in the states).

the books are called "Remembering the Kanji" vol 1,2 and 3.
He also has a book on learning hirigana and katikana but I dont recall the name, you could find it easily on Amazon.

From these book you will learn to write the kanji, and memorize their meanings and read them. You should be able to memorize the 2100 kanji in the book using his method in 3-6 months, some dedicated students can do it in a month of hardcore practice.

Also check out "read japanese today" by len walsh, it has a good basic guide that will give you greater insight to why kanji are the way they are.

To speak any language quickly, I speak czech and polish from hanging around friends, the best method is total immersion.

Living in america or australia in my case, this can be hard, for my last trip to japan this is what I did.

I got a hold of Michel Thomas Japanese set. its an audio program that you only listen to. you do not study the tapes, or make notes. its sounds weird but if you listen through the tapes twice through, you cant forget it, and will be able to get around Japan fine.

second thing I did was only watch the Japanese news, and only watching Japanese movies for the month before I went.

Any opportunity I had to speak japanese I would try it.
I used to by water at the local sushi takeway shop ( I dont eat sushi) but would by a water their everyday so I had the chance to practice Japanese with the owner who worked there. Also In the dojo, I only used Japanese to train.

You could start learning it, by putting post it notes all over the house on different objects wit the Japanese romanisation on them. tv controls, dinner tables, cutlery names etc etc etc You could play games with your kids on remembering this stuff and get them involved too. you wont need the post its for long.

Perhaps get a japanese exchange student, or go to local college/uni and see if any japanese students are there and want to make some money tutoring you.

Maximum exposure is the way to go.

Check out all japanese all the time. some good articles on there.

Good luck!!

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Re: TAJ JIUTSU TERMS
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Hi Geuseppe.

do you have a Teacher? it appears that you do not... You should get one, or save your money up and move to Japan.

To Answer your questions.

"Seigan no kamae, Ichimonj no kamae and Ichi no kamae are the same thing, yes or no?"

As you are new to our art and for sake of the language barrier. Different schools within the bujinkan use different kamae, some of these kamae almost look the same. but for you this should suffice for now.

Ichimonji No Kamae (Gyokko Ryu)
http://tatsujindojo.webs.com/photos/T ... Dojo-Album/hatsumi_01.jpg

http://goshinbudodojo.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/ichimonji_05.jpg

Ichi no Kamae (Togakure ryu)
http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws. ... 1e283d022000aaa0956_6.jpg

http://goshinbudodojo.files.wordpress ... 0/12/normal_ichimonji.jpg

Seigan No Kamae. (koto Ryu)
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-K8h ... _kamae.jpg%3Fimgmax%3D800

They pretty much look the same, but are used with different footwork and timing, sometimes a slightly different hand position and different mental attitudes.
All of this can be contradicted and should not be taken as gospel. You should be learning this from a teacher and not the internet.

Mae= Forward.
Mae Ukemi is just a forward break fall.
Mae Kaiten is just a forward roll.

It doesnt really matter what people call it.
Basically can you fall on the ground and not injure yourself? if not start praticing breakfalls and rolls.


You really need a teacher, find one.

Cheers Graham

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Re: New student requesting some information.
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"Per Mare, Per Terram" ( by sea, by land) is the motto of the Royal Marines. "who Dares Wins" is the motto of the British SAS, Australian SAS etc. the Royal Marines own special forces the Special Boat Service motto is "By strength and guile".

No need to thank me at all mate, I never went anywhere or did anything worth writing home about.

You will get confidence from skill mastery. You probably were not too confident when you started a new job etc, but after a lot of practice aka work you became Confident and competent at your job. its the same with fighting. the more you train, the more your questions will be answered just by training. the more confident you will get. The harder and more realistic your training becomes the sooner this will happen. remember though its not just about hours done.
practice does not make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect. So remember its just as much about quality of training as well as quantity of training.

I will sum up with this about the 7p's.

"Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance."

Says it all really, train, train and train some more. Train hard, train realistically , use common sense. its the only way to get good at anything, and lastly as said already, make sure you have some bloody fun as well. :)


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Re: New student requesting some information.
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I am not really sure, after reading all of these posts, what it is you are actually wanting or expecting from the Bujinkan arts. but please be with me for this long post.

It sounds like to me, that you want to know for sure if the Bujinkan art works in a real life situation. But then you compare your Bujinkan training to MMA/sport fighting.

The two are apple and oranges. You will get pumped doing MMA and BJJ following their rules just trying to use Bujinkan arts. Just like they would with ours. of cause this will only be the case with dedicated practitioners and not Larpers on both sides of the fence.

You seem to have a self confidence issue about whether this works or not... to me anyway that is how it comes across.
Did you have your doubts about MMA working?

Sparring and cage fighting is not realistic. its a game...
You know the rules and parameters going in, time to train for it, and when the actual fight is going to start. and your opponent does not have weapons, and with the exception of the occasional accident, their is no real lasting damage done, and you have a team to throw in the towel for you and the ever reliable tap out.

regardless of the image of what you believe a street fight is, or what the gracies think it is, or some Muay thai or judo or other organisation thinks it is. its not a game, it really is life and death, anything goes and one punch can kill as can be seen here
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-11 ... ew-years-eve-dies/5195566
the two most important self defence skills you should have/know IMO.... is develop an exceptional level of personal and environmental awareness, and secondly parkour for hauling arse out of there. Fighting is the last thing you want to do. and thirdly learn First Aid, you may need to help yourself or someone else.

two guys fighting in the street throwing jabs and trying to do BJJ/MMA take downs is not a street fight. its to idiots trying to be big men no matter if its drunks or blackbelts fighitng for pride and honour.

In reality a fight will most like start with an ambush attack or multiple opponents and will probably include weapons.

Most incidents can be avoided using the two skills mentioned above as long as you leave ego at the door.

Stuff like this is not street fighting, its just stupid and pointless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_hr2uQClo

More retardedness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcrBzgFCy5c

This is the last place you want to be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCj0IfpFjqY

These people are lucky it was their friends filming,
and that is the only reason they choked the other guys out instead of getting there heads stomped in and being in a coma in ICU or dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u51zm59805U



When you only train with ego, or with a sporting mindset this is what happens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj6kwIgj3WM

again stuff like this can be avoided just by not being there
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KHTa-q3-dQ

Try and armbar or triangle choke someone who does filipino martial arts or bujinkan martial arts who has a real combat and survival mindset and they will bite you so bad you will be in urgent need of medical attention and your attack would have failed. they can bite through a steak in about 3-4 seconds, so I think you would be in major trouble, let alone ripping muscles from bones, artery and vein damage if you are unlucky and infection afterwards. we dont fight to tap out. we fight as a last resort after escape was not an option, we fight to break and maim and kill, we fight to quickly develop openings to escape the danger and get to safety. we dont roll on the ground for hours fighting.
here is an example of what i am talking about from seal team 6 trainer and dan inosanto student pual vunak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX1glZtZejs

for the application of what it does to actual meat, you will see Vunak bit through a steak here in only a couple of seconds, its towards the end of the video
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4pm ... -biting-instructional_fun


Although it could be avoided by not being in a gang and having better awareness, this is the type of violence that should scare you enough not to ever want to get into a street fight.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=183199678557965
And this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Mc9IxpYRM

now right now you are probably thinking why such a knife focus? "I am talking about taking a punch" etc well, its one of the most widely available, if not the most widely available weapon, it can be concealed easily, and any idiot can use one, and they will ruin your day just as easy as a gun. how bad, this bad and this easily
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBP8o7nntnw

Exchanging jabs and crosses and throwing muay thai leg kicks and trying to set up a single leg is fine for the cage, its fine for a fair fight. but a street fight is not fair.

IMO My Bujinkan and Commando training is/has preparing me with a survival mindset to avoid real attacks, and then to minimise damage and aftermath. a real attack is not a mutual exchange of blows. its a 100% committed act of violence.

Imo that is the reason why the bujinkan deals with things with the way we train them. its just that most people in most martial arts treat it as a hobby or have a poor work ethic, or treat it as a business and dont practice how they should and for the right reasons. the bujinkan is no different.

Although this is not a bujinkan clip, here is an explanation of what you can expect to see

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37XiSn81oFw&feature=player_embedded


Lastly before you stop reading and watching, if you think you favourate UFC or MMA fighters would be able to deal with a real violent confrontation or the guys talking shit at your local club...... you should watch this, its only a training clip, but these guys get pumped and look like deer in the headlights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A17asqIWA7I

Could most of the Bujinkan practioners around the world survive these videos? probably not... could most MMA, BJJ, Karate, Krav Maga, Tae Kwon Do, Combatives guys either? No way either.

It very late on a friday night, to sum up...

I do not normally get involved in posts like this. I hardly ever write this much except for work. The reason I did was because you seem confused about what you expect from the bujinkan in my opinion. But I do not know what it is you want from MMA or the bujinkan or whatever else either.

You have no way of knowing if what you do will work. we dont either. no one here knows you, your fitness and mental conditioning level. personal awareness skills. using the bujinkan to compete in sparring against MMA or BJJ is probably not the best idea. neither is training MMA or BJJ for real life. Avoid training with Larpers and pussies both will get you killed.

you can pressure test at training full speed attacks with intent from a simulated ambush POV and simulated scenario training, That is what the US Marines do with MCMAP, its what the Royal Marines Commandos do with CQC( my background is as a Royal Marine).
and its what most high speed operators and police do, as random sparring and going all out in an uncontrolled environment leads to injuries or poor training habits.

Being able to take punches or win a "street fight" is just useless BS ego stuff that doesnt really matter.

Bujinkan is about survival in my opinion. can you survive with the training you already have? I am going to assume not but the way you are asking your questions. will you survive with bujinkan training? I have no idea, I don't know you or your instructor, and if I did, I still wouldnt know. it will just come down to how lucky you are.

But the reality is this. If you get in a fight for your life, you will

Get punched and kicked.
You will get hurt
You will get Bitten and scratched.
You might get an infection or disease for life.
If there is a blunt instrument like a stick or club or bat, prepare to get your head caved in.
If there is a knife, you will get cut and stabbed.
if there is a gun you will probably get shot.

But most importantly, if you get into a fight, you might ended up using any of the above against someone else and ruin their and their families lives. Are you prepared to take someones life? or make them blind? or put them in a wheel chair?

obviously I am using very blunt examples, but I do hope you get the point. Each and every person and dojo is different, but the reality of conflict is not. train as if someone is trying to take your life, train for survival, learn first aid and most of all use common sense. One thing I have noticed in my life is that the people with the most polite manners all the time are the ones who never have to deal with any of this nonsense we are talking about they dont need the stress. most of them are some of the best fighters and Commandos and Operators I know with plenty of combat experience in the Middle east and central asia and south east asia. they are so polite and humble they go unnoticed by everyone else and avoid conflict like the plague, isnt that funny, that the best fighters dont fight.....

Not all Bujinkan teachers are the same. If you think what you are learning is BS, pressure test it, ask questions to your teacher, as long as its not interrupting class, or coming off in the wrong way (undermining), most instructors are happy to deal with questions and scenarios and "what if" he does this or that etc etc, they might make the class around your question. dont be afraid to go to another school and try it. any doubts you have come about because you probably have no real world experience with violence ( that can be a good thing, I hope you never have to be in a violent situation) to rate your current abilities and your instructors against, and also because you probably dont train with the right mindset and with the right attitude. its ok. use your common sense, ask your instructor questions. use scenarios in training. but more importantly train hard and a lot. once or twice is not good enough.

If you still doubt whether the Bujinkan arts work, jump on a plane, fly to noda and train with Ishizuka sensei. He will correct any doubts you and your MMA mates have in about 5 seconds. for someone who works a trip to japan for a week or two isnt out of the question if you save for a few months.

I hope I am not too off point here.



Good night kutakians :) sorry for the spelling and grammar, its very late here.

Graham


Posted on: 2014/1/17 23:14
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Re: New student requesting some information.
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is this the kick you are talking about?
(sorry I dont know how to embed it here)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi ... 1507733917&type=1&theater

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Re: New documentary featuring Dr. Kacem Zoughari
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Mate Great link, I enjoyed the film!

Kacem and Ishizuka Sensei are great!!


Cheers Graham

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he is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is a good place to start, http://www.stadion.com/acrobatic-tumbling/

I have own this for years.

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