Monthly Archives: October 2010

Disciple or Technician?


(version française) I just read a nice article by my brother Pedro Fleitas and I would like to dig deeper in its direction. When we began training in the Bujinkan martial arts we couldn’t fathom how much it would bring … Continue reading

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Bufû Ikkan


(version Française) Sensei said that “the secret of budô is 武風一貫 bufû ikkan (translated in “unarmed fighting techniques of the samurai” p.51, by the way of war is survival*). This is the yang secret. In a fight the opponent is … Continue reading

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Control


(version française) Last Sunday at the Hombu, Hatsumi sensei said that “if you cannot control yourself, you cannot control others”. This is the secret of every learning process as we must understand our own behavior before trying to understand the … Continue reading

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Bujinkan Gold Medal for Hugues


Tuesday hugues Our friend and colleague jûgodan Hughes was awarded the gold medal of the Bujinkan last Tuesday at the Ayase Budôkan. The Bujinkan gold medal is an award given by Hatsumi sensei to students of quality. In the past … Continue reading

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Inyo: the Power of Change


  (version française) In a recent post we established that “ki” was not magic but only natural. Q: But what manifests this natural state of things where no preconceived idea can exist? A: The natural flow and interaction of inyo … Continue reading

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Num3ro1ogy


(version Française) The last post on “3=5” generated a lot of comments towards the possible misinterpretation of numerology. Two friends added their comments, Jan from Belgium on this blog and Jean, one of my students committed a nice text on … Continue reading

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Does 3 = 5?


(version française)     During one of my recent classes dedicated to beginners, one of them after listening very carefully came to me and asked me why sanshin = 3 spirits/hearts when we have the gogyô = 5 elements? Or … Continue reading

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Ki is Natural not Magic!


contemplation (version française) In the Abidharma sutra the Buddha (5th century BCE) says that “nothing is created, all is energy”. At about the same period Anaxagoras, a Greek philosopher said that: “Nothing is born nor perishes, but things already existing … Continue reading

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Tenchijin University Pdfs


Poster TCJ FR_UK TCJ University posters: PDF in French and PDF in English Please put them on your websites. Deadline to register in only 16 days! Thank you for your help. AJC

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Gyokko Ryû No Kamae


After my previous article I have been asked to show the various kamae for the three levels of the Gyokko ryû kosshi jutsu. All kamae start from hira no kamae (the wider shizen no kamae of the Gyokko ryû) which … Continue reading

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