Thank You For The Gift!


The Daikomyō Said is always a magic moment in the life of the Bujinkan. This year was no exception. The format has evolved over the years. Training halls have changed many times until there were no halls and no training sessions. The formal dinners at the Hilton or the Noda Park hotel, replaced the open…

The Depth of Quality


When put in jail in Japan after the war, the famous German Zen philosopher, Karl Durkheim, had time to meditate. One day in this cell, his hand on the table, he understood that “the depth of a quality, is related to the quality of the depth.” This sentence is what came to my mind today…

On Asobi, by Magnus Andersson


Another interesting comment on Asobi by Magnus Andersson. Thank you for your comments. For what it’s worth here are my thoughts on asobi. Feel free to use it or dismiss it. The concept of asobi which Hatsumi sensei use from time to time can easily be dismissed as children’s play or play with the technique in…

Tama, The Sphere Of Zero


Gyokko Ryû is an excellent school, profoundly related to the new theme for 2017 of “controlling the space”. Let me explain. In Sensei’s last class, he spoke about Tama, the Sphere. Tama is also read Gyoku, and Gyoku is the “pearl” find in the name Gyokko. (1) We read on the Internet that Gyokko is…

Zero Style Budō


The last class with Hatsumi Sensei was so intense that I dreamt of it all night long. In my dreams, what he showed and taught made more sense, I will do my best to explain now what I got out of it. To control the space with mutō dori, you have to be zero. To…

Kawasu: Chatting With Uke 


I feel gifted to have access to so many fantastic teachers when I train in Japan. But I feel even luckier when I have two classes in a row with the same master. That was the case yesterday as Senō sensei opened the Sunday training after teaching us on Saturday. When we teach, we often…

KUMA SEMINARS 2017


SEMINARS Dear friends, I just created a new website where to find my next seminars for 2016 and 2017. This year again, I will be travelling a lot. Tokyo (3 times), Dubai (2 times – UAE), Paris (5 times), Annecy (FR), Bangalore (3 times-  IN), Berlin (GER), Gottingen (GER), Budapest (HON), Buenos Aires (ARG), Fortaleza (BR),…

25% OFF at www.budomart.com


Hello Bujinkan  friends,   This year has been very demanding for me, and I couldn’t be as present as usual. Those who know me well, know about my “other  activities”. This is why next year will be interesting, as I will be focusing more on the seminars and ebooks, than on my other activities. I plan…

PARIS TAIKAI 2014


PARIS TAIKAI WEBSITE PARIS JULY 11, 12, & 13, 2014 The Yûro Shi Tennô Taikai of Paris is beginning in a few weeks. As for the last 10 years, Pedro, Peter, Sven, and Arnaud will share their understanding of the theme of the year decided by our Sôke in Japan: “Shingin Budô”. This year we…

koi members: New upload


koimartialart.info We have uploaded two dvds on biken jutsu for our Gold members on our sister website koimartialart dedicated to online streaming. Enjoy! You prefer to get the real DVDs? here     Budomart new URL www.budomart.eu

Paris taikai registration opened


Registration for the Paris taikai 2013 is open. Since 2002 the Bujinkan France invites you to share 3 days of training in Paris with the Shi Tennô: Pedro Fleitas, Sveneric Bogsater, Peter King, and Arnaud Cousergue in our three Dôjô located in the city of Vincennes. Each year around 150 Bujinkan participants gather there to…