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…

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),…

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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…

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

New Dvds Are Coming Soon


We finished the Yari Jutsu of the Kukishin Ryû and the taijutsu of the Gyokko ryû. The videos are being edited right now and will soon be availalbe on koimartialart and budomart. In the last year we have been quite productive: Ten Ryaku no Maki: short and extended version (4 dvds), Chi Ryaku no Maki:…

New KOI Offer


Dear Friends, Thank you for your enthusiasm concerning koimartialart. Since December we improved a lot our website thanks to your feedbacks. Please continue to send them to us! Our success is your success and proves without any doubt that we were right to do launch this new adventure. Thank you for your unlimited support. In…

Mistakes: The Path To Success


What everyone love about Jackie Chan’s movies are those last minutes at the end during the end credits of the film where we can watch the mistakes happening during the stunts sequences as if we were witnessing the shooting action. Good stunts require many takes and sometimes end up in accidents. Once edited in the…

Training, Flowing, Being


The heat and humidity are tiring us Continental Europeans not used to such a tough weather. Eugenio Penna from Sicilia and the Indian group lead by Shiva are fine with it. They are only missing hot spicy food! (not Eugenio though). The August climate is not my favorite, everybody knows that polar bears (Shiro Kuma)…

Basics, Strength, & Tenchijin


Noguchi sensei gave a koto class this morning and insisted again on the importance of training the basics. We reviewed his magic gogyô and the kihon happô. Over the past twenty years in Japan I have seen these “basic movements” many times with various shihan but it is always a pleasure to study them from…

Japan: A Must Go! (trip 42)


Hi all, I am on my way to Japan again this year. It will be hot and humid (today 33° Celsius and 70% humidity) but apart from the “ten” conditions it will be good to walk on the Japanese “chi” again and to meet my “jin” buyu. As I did last time when I created…

Ten Chi Jin: Teachers Are Responsible


Hatsumi Sensei told me last April that the bujinkan was now 200000 practitioners worldwide. Many dôjô claim to be “bujinkan” even though they ignore the true foundations of the bujinkan. During my last seminar I had the opportunity to speak with a group of beginners students about the importance of the ten chi jin ryaku…