Sep 09 2008

Lubos Pokorny Seminar Review

Published by at 3:22 pm under Seminars,Training at Home

In short it was awesome. The long explanation, I have a lot of work to do.

Lubos brings with him a unique feeling of Japan that I would challenge you to get from any other ‘non resident’. The control which he exhibits, his use of space and natural movement is incredible. The feeling of reality in his techniques is terrifying. Mastering what he has to show will raise your taijutsu to a new level.

For those of you who attended, please work on what he has shown so that we can try to keep that feeling and apply it from to our taijutsu. We were lucky enough to cover ukemi (receiving) right through to kenjutsu, bojutsu and tanto (sword skills, staff kills and knife work). I know there is some sharing that needs to take place for those who didn’t make it to the Thursday and Friday night classes. I will do my best to make it down to Calgary for some training in the next few weeks, that is if I am welcome.

Special shout out to Bujinkan Manitoba for supporting the seminar. There has already been some feedback on the seminar, but I look forward to hearing more from those who attended. Your feedback after all is what make me think that people might actually read what I have to say from time to time.

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Lubos Pokorny Seminar Review”

  1. Jimon 09 Sep 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Yep, no one I’ve trained with this year has matched Hatsumi Sensei’s feeling as closely as Lubos has.

    Also, it was nice to train with someone dangerously under-ranked from out of town.

    I’ll see if I can put in a good word for you with the people in Calgary. I know a few budoka there who like to train.

  2. Adam McCollon 09 Sep 2008 at 11:39 pm

    This was definitely one of the best seminars I have been to in a long time.

    Re Lubos – what Anton and Jim wrote and more. Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu! Shuko! Ken! Rokushakubo! Kunai! Knife! Kyoketsu-shoge! This was the real deal.

    To those who missed this seminar, YOU REALLY MISSED OUT!

    Thanks to Anton & co for the hospitality and great training. I look forward to the next opportunity to train and visit with you.

  3. Dannyon 11 Sep 2008 at 11:17 am

    I am new to this art, and consider myself a good judge of character. Unlike most people you encounter who let you read their attributes and characteristics, it was as if Lubos Pokorny was dictating his narrative and all I could see was his playful nature.

    That being said it is only because of my naivety that it seemed playful. I saw in the eyes of fellow participants amazement, and at times fear, in regard to his level of control, precisions, effortless execution, and seemingly unstoppable force.

    When I encounter teachers of this caliber in any practice I am left with a desire to ask fewer questions and devote more time to experience. My thanks go out to Anton for keeping us posted on this monumental event so long before it came to fruition.

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