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The Sanshin no Kata and Kihon Happo are the foundational techniques and exercises of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Taken from Gyokko-ryu, they are pretty much.

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Understanding the Sanshin

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The number three refers to the 3 different ways to train the movements.

Log in Remember me. Since these exercises are typically sanahin alone, they are a great way to train outside of the dojo. Found this Article Useful? So I decided to take a second look. Definitely value bookmarking for revisiting. As well as make sure you can use them to save your rear-end, if necessary! Someya Sensei emphasized proper shifting of sanwhin and angling of attack. Play around with these on your own to help you understand the important concepts that the sanshin no kata embody.

Sanshin no Kata – Understanding why it’s so Important

This means that the Sanshin is not only much deeper than a set of basic body movements, but is one of sansuin most important items in the entire art. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Here, the kata are performed as a method of meditation to obtain enlightenment.

This allows focus to change within practice of the movement. As an example, here is a simple way to do KA no kata with a katana: Obtaining Wisdom The last level is Goshin; the wisdom mind.


Stay up to date on new articles, events and more great content from Todai Bujinkan Dojo. Begin from hidari shoshin no kamae left leg forwardholding the sword in bujinkzn right hand As the imaginary attack comes in, receive with jodan uke Regrip the handle with the left hand and perform a cut to the right side of the imaginary opponent’s neck on your left Take migi shoshin no kamae right leg forward with the sword held in your right hand straight out in front ichi no kamae As the imaginary attack comes in, move to the inside and deflect it down with the side of the blade nno the blade in a clockwise direction Perform a cut to the left side of the imaginary opponent’s neck on your right Return to hidari shoshin no kamae left leg forward Repeat.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by kzta. The above elements correspond to an old method of counting. Your explanations and thoughtfulness are always appreciated.

The three methods are: In addition to being the owner and head instructor of Todai Dojo, Scott is also the CEO of a national manufacturing company.

As well as representing five physical manifestations of movement, these techniques also represent five intellectual and tactical responses to an opponent’s attack.

He has also received training in other martial arts, and in-depth modern weapons training. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Once you have gone through the set of kata, you may feel that you want to do more. This site uses cookies. Try to get low – begin in a low shoshin no kamae and strive to keep the top of your head level all the way through. The five movements are:.


Well the best insight and explanation of Sanshin no kata that I have come across so far. In terms of the movements, this would carry a spirit of exploring. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Your enlightened insight and instruction will definetly expand my mindfulness of training while delving deeper into the infinite possibilities within this art, also applicable to everyday life.

If you find yourself bobbing, start in a slightly more elevated kamae and work on getting lower. Hayes used elements as a way to classify and describe movements, this is his own invention and does not correspond to anything within Bujinkan nor Japanese training.

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Yet, that only reflects my own training. Thank you for this Shidoshi. Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton is an 8th degree black belt in the Bujinkan, and snshin regularly to Japan to train.

Enlightenment in this sense would be bujinkkan kind of epiphany. When Noguchi Sensei demonstrated it, there was an emphasis on swinging the arms to generate momentum. You are commenting using your Twitter account.