Archive for May, 2009

May 31 2009

Cut me some slack

Well I was going to post something on a new insight I found into the striking timings, but I am getting harrased about not posting.  So if you want a new post you will have to ask a question in the comment.  You know something that I have done or said in class about which you are unclear.  Anyhow I am done, those at class to day know who to thank for this.

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May 18 2009

Peter King seminar on the west End

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Well I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the Peter King seminar hosted by the west end club.  The topic will be the Amatsu aspect of the art which has been pursued by Peter King.

There is more information on their website but you can ask me in class for details.  Please let me know if you are interested in going so that we can get some numbers and arrange payment.

We are very lucky to have continuous training of high calibre in Edmonton.  These opportunities can only continue with continued support.

Your life is on the line, train well.

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May 15 2009

Weapons Month

Published by under Bujinkan Training Drills

It has been quite some time since I actively went over weapons so I am g0ing to give you an overview of what I will be doing.

The weapons that I will focus on are hanbo (3 ft staff) and tanto (knife).  The reason, because I feel like it and I think they are good weapons with which to start.  The hanbo is a weapons which can be used in may different ways and can be found in some variation very easily.  Though I said it’s 3 feet long, the techniques can be used without much need for adaptation over a great variety of staff lengths.  The tanto is a weapon which is very common, especially in Edmonton.

So what can you do to practice at home?  Do san shin with a hanbo and tanto.  With the tanto first in your rear hand then in your lead hand.  With the hanbo, trying to use as many methods of gripping the staff as possible.  We have trained a long time to get the mechanics of the movements correct, now it’s time to add some flow.  Don’t go fast to start but eliminate the breaks in your movements.  Your strikes should flow.  Don’t leave the strikes sitting out there afterwards either, treat your training as if you are facing an actual opponent whom you are trying to beat.

Sorry for the lack of posts, I am trying to get used to a new job and the resultant hours.  I will try to post more regularly once again.

Your life is on the line, train well.

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May 10 2009

Shawn Gray Seminar, Awesome

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How awesome was that seminar, ridiculous.

Well for a seminar review I don’t know how to do this.  The ukemi was challenging, the rope techniques frustrating and the sword techniques amazing.  Yes for taking so long to post about it I don’t know what to say besides I can’t wait for him to come back to Edmonton.

Shawn’s next trip seems like it will be in Winnipeg Manitoba and I will be renting a van to make the trip with anyone who wants to go.  Please everyone who was there leave your comments because I can’t begin to say enough good things about the seminar and the people whom were in attendance.

Thanks to everyone for your support, I look forward to more semianrs at your club or mine.

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