Archive for April, 2013

Apr 22 2013

Kuzushi 崩し

Published by under Training in Japan

The work Kuzushi is often translated as take the balance. If you look at the kanji (which I have so helpfully included) it is a verb which means to collapse or to destroy.

If you take someones balance they will take a step and escape. ?If you however focus on destroying their kamae then you have effectively taken away power and ability to counter your intentions. ?I am sure I will have to visit more on the specifics of this as I figure them out further. ?So until then.

Your life is on the line, practise well.

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Apr 12 2013

Japanton Round 10

Published by under Sight Seeing,Training in Japan

Until this point I have never been in Japan to see the cherry blossoms.  I have now.  They are something to behold.  As I wonder around Japan feeling a sense of familiarity that I do not feel anywhere in the world outside of Edmonton, it occurs to me how much time I spend here.  The theme this year is difficult and the days are long.  I hope to attend 100 training sessions while I am here this time.  I am thankful for the friends with whom I am going to be able to train while I am here.  Also to the Bujinkan Czech Dojo, and their leader Czech Norris making nightly drinking acceptable I thank you.

I will begin posting information on training with Tsurugi, and Muto Dori Gata (note the Oxford comma please) as well as what I have been shown of Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu soon (I hope).

Your life is on the line, practise well.

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