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Re: Kanji for "jun", "takakyoshi" and "kuhi"
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Kuhi = 空飛
Jun-nagare = 順流れ

Regarding Judo kyoshi no kamae. The correct kanji are 踞姿.

Note, AFAIK, that term is not used in Bujinkan Budo. We do have similar body positions, but they are not referred to by that term.

I advise caution searching other traditions/systems for information re Bujinkan terminology. There are many common terms, especially with gross motor movement, and techniques bearing similar names. However the physical expression is quite different.


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Re: Where to start?
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Two more suggestions re books for learning kanji:

Kanji Look and Learn
http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/kanji-look-and-learn_en

and

Essential Kanji
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Kanji ... y-Reference/dp/0834802228

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Re: Yari Spear
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Tozando, which I believe is based in Kyoto, sells two types of yari but they are more display pieces; not suitable for practice.
http://www.tozandoshop.com/Yari_Sendan_p/070-yr101.htm
http://www.tozandoshop.com/Yari_Tohmaki_p/070-yr102.htm



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Re: Pitfalls and things to Think about when running a dojo
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As John mentioned, get your Release of Liability Forms in order. Get everyone who participates to sign one and tuck them away in a file cabinet. Never throw them away.


Expect to contribute more financially each month than any of your students. Expect to do this for 3-5 years as your group establishes itself. Unless you are fortunate enough to have access to free/low rent space, there will be overhead and you will likely be the one paying it for quite a while.

Re space, check-out other martial arts school, with their own locations. They may well have free blocks of time and appreciate the extra revenue. Gymnastic centers and dance studios are also good options.

We share a location with another martial arts group; we practice T/Th/Sat and they practice M/W/F. It is a great, win-win relationship giving both groups access to a great space.


Regardless of how enthusiastic someone appears, likely they will not stick around for more than 6 months. Definitely agree with Chris 100%; the more enthusiastic the individual the less likely they are to stick it out.

The more someone tries to sell themselves to you, "I will be a great asset to your dojo" (sadly I have heard this a few times), the higher on the PITA (Pain In The Ass) factor they are likely to be.

IME, the ideal students are professionals in their late 20s+. They are established in their careers, perhaps starting a family, and looking for something to balance out their lives. Most have prior martial arts experience so are well over the honeymoon phase of being a martial artist.

This type of person has usually taken the time to research the Bujinkan; thoroughly read our website and checked out other resources. First contact is usually about setting a start date. They value their own time, so tend to respect mine.

I usually ask people why they want to study Bujinkan Budo instead of another martial art. With sites like Youtube, full of horrendous footage bearing the Bujinkan name, I am honestly surprised that people even give the Bujinkan a look.

I always ask people if there is a certain kind of technique that appeals to them; striking, grappling, weapons, internal/external, etc. If someone covets the attributes of Anderson Silva or GSP, or wants to be the next Jet Li, my practice is not going to help them manifest that.

A few questions will save both you, and them, a lot of time and energy.

Related to that, trust your guts. If something in the voice/email does not feel right, steer the person elsewhere. I have second guessed myself ("Am I being to picky") and regretted it every time.


Do not worry about what other martial arts schools are doing to attract students. Certainly observe and learn from it, but do not see them as competition. Even though they may see you that way :)

Remember why you are doing this, "create a small Dojo for my own training." A handful of people will achieve that.


A final observation; technically Shawn Gray's observation :)

I do not stress the use of Japanese terminology with new students. I do not want language to be a barrier to their learning and understanding a technique. Movement is the priority.

I teach all of the Kihon to new students using English terms; Omote-kotegyaku is simply an "Outward wrist twist". IME, as people begin to get a technique they will naturally pick up the Japanese name for it. The deeper they get in to practice the more important terminology and other aspects of Japanese culture/tradition will become to them.


Having a Dojo is both a blessing and a curse. Mostly a blessing.

Best of luck to you!


Posted on: 2011/6/30 4:27
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Re: Bujinkan Budo Densho by Carsten Kuhn
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In lieu of a 'like' button; damn fine posts Liz!

Posted on: 2011/6/19 10:58
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Re: New book by Soke?
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benkyoka wrote:Already I have noticed that there are some things in the japanese text that aren't in the English.


Same thing in the last book [Unarmed Fighting Techniques...]. I was curious about some kanji and noticed what amounts to an entire chapter not translated.

Posted on: 2011/6/18 10:23
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Re: Self-Training Accountability?
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Everything you listed plus bodyweight movement skills [crawling, climbing, jumping, handstands/walking] and lots of ukemi.

Everything you learn about yourself applies to to the majority of people you well meet in your lifetime.

Posted on: 2011/3/7 14:05
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Re: Where can I find this....?
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The use of Hitotsu suggests that each admonition is of equal importance.

Posted on: 2011/3/6 10:03
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Re: Looking for Ninjitsu Training Partners in the NW Indiana Area
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Probably because he is more interested in being a teacher than a student. This has zero to do with the Bujinkan.

Posted on: 2011/2/25 9:34
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Re: Sudden loss of aerobic capacity?
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Take a look at what is causing the stress in your life and find ways to minimize it. You can do all the right things - workout, eat-right, sleep lots, etc. - but, IF your change in aerobic capacity is a related to stress, you will continue to suffer.


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