Bujinkan India: memories of a fantastic experience


Dear Buyu from India, I first want to deeply thank you for the profound sense of community I found here in Bangalore sharing my thoughts, interpretations and movements with you. I often give seminars around the world, but the quality of the depth of the commitment I encountered here, was really refreshing to me. And I want to thank you all for this as it is the promise of a successful future for the Bujinkan community of India.A Dojo is complex mix between a teacher and his students. If the teacher is evolving the students are improving, and a group of dedicated students evolving positively pushes the teacher to improve his skills even more. After such a small training time, you have achieved this mix better than in many Dojo I have been teaching to.Reading your comments about the seminar on the Shidoshikai forum, I found that many of you were expecting something different, maybe something including more pain. Pain is important in the learning phase of Budo but it is not the most important thing. Physical pain is an accepted consequence of the training but it is nothing compared to psychological pain. And maybe you have got a glimpse of that during these four days. This is the best lesson you could learn.

Even if our seminar was dedicated to Ninpo, the theme for 2008, many comments speak about how this seminar has (or is going to) improve your basics in Ukemi, Uke Nagashi and Sanshin no Kata. In one of the many late discussions I had, we came to the understanding that everything we do in the Bujinkan has to be easy if we want it to be natural. Water will always find the simplest path to the sea; this is the same with our Budo. If you cannot do a movement it is often because your thinking process is blocking the way as a dam would do it to a small river flow.

Please don’t stop, keep going you are heading towards what real Budo is. Your energy and willingness to improve is an example for all Bujinkan members all over the world, be proud of it. The waythe group  has been structured and taught  explains it but without your willingness to learn, nothing would have been achieved so beautifully.

Someone quoting me wrote: “Noise on the mats is pain outside”. It seems to have been the seminar’s motto. The Dojo is the place where you can make all the mistakes you need to get things correctly. As we explained it several times, you are allowed to make mistakes in the Dojo in order to, hopefully, avoid them in Jissen (true fight) and in Jissen (real life). The Bujinkan is teaching us to become real human beings, living a full and happy life.

After a week in India with you, I came to understand even better the power of what Hatsumi Sensei is teaching us, life. Life is what struck me while I was there. India is a boiling, fast expanding and blooming country that is going to be of major importance for the world in a very near future.

This dynamism is also present in your training and I honestly loved teaching your group. I hope there will be more other seminars like that to follow this first one. I can say that I learnt as much as you did. This is the best lesson of “Shikin Haramitsu Daikomyo” I was ever given. Thank you all for this present.

I want to thank you all for your time and hospitality in Bangalore; for the many exchanges we have had during this week; and for making us feel at home. We feel richer after this trip than ever before.

Chukrya,

Arnaud Cousergue
Bujinkan Shihan

13 Comments Add yours

  1. S.Nath says:

    Wish to training in ninjutsu…please give details… thank you…

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  2. nash miller says:

    its really nice to see that ninjutsu has started in bangalore……want to thank you on behalf of all bangalore….god bless

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  3. ramesh krishnan says:

    I am interested in learning the art of ninjutsu

    togakure ryu.Can you guide me in this?

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    1. kumafr says:

      Hi Ramesh,
      Please contact Shiva Subramanian at shiva@koimartialart.com
      He is the head of the Bujinkan in Bangalore he will help you.
      Take care,

      Arnaud Cousergue

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    2. MANY MANY THANKS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GET SUCH SPONTANEOUS REPLY ! I WILL

      JOIN BUT NEED TO KNOW THE FEES AND VENUE. THANKS AGAIN !

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    3. RAMESH KRISHNAN says:

      SENSEI , Presently residing in white field bangalore and work in Hypercity now i would need that Sensei Shiva open a dojo here and i would help to gather a lot of students and find a place too. Please open dojo so that i can learn this precious art.

      RAMESH KRISHNAN

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      1. kumafr says:

        Did you contact him directly? Check the website http://www.buj.in
        AJC

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  4. Sandeep says:

    I want be trained for ninjutsu. Please give the contact in bangalore.

    Regards,
    Sandeep.

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    1. kumafr says:

      Hi Sandeep,
      Please contact Shiva Subramanian at shiva@koimartialart.com he will give you all information needed.
      Take care,

      Arnaud Cousergue

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  5. ramesh krishnan :MANY MANY THANKS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GET SUCH SPONTANEOUS REPLY ! I WILL
    JOIN BUT NEED TO KNOW THE FEES AND VENUE. THANKS AGAIN !

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  6. Dear sensei

    Any camps or seminar of arnaud sensei or shiva sensei please

    let me know at earliest.

    REGARDS

    RAMESH KRISHNAN

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  7. Dear shiva sensei

    You travelling to the place of Mecca JAPAN, the land of

    not only rising sun but the holy place of martial art. Best of luck to you

    and may god bless you in attaining the knowledge of NINJUTSU .

    regards

    Ramesh krishnan

    bujutsu kenkuka

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  8. rickey says:

    hello kumafr ! can anyone help me please i want a ninjutsu training place in ranchi or nearest and give me instructors contact.

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