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

Almost universally, meditation involves some aspect of quieting the mind, and the Sanshin in katw case is used as a vehicle for that. Well the best insight and explanation of Sanshin no kata that I have come across so far.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: When the 5 movements are practiced as Gogyo no Kata, they are performed against an opponent.

Here, the kata are performed as a method of meditation to obtain enlightenment. As well as make sure you can use them to save your rear-end, if necessary!

Enlightenment in this sense would be some kind of epiphany. I originally thought of continuing with my lesson plans from Sanshin no Kata, but since there was only a newbie there we spent the time drilling even more Hicho […].

In my own training I have been emphasizing how the hips move to create power. He has also received training in other martial arts, and in-depth modern weapons training. While the core movements were the same for each, emphasis changed, as each shared what they felt at the time was the hidden value of the movement. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


JavaScript is required for this content. Log in Remember me. The exercises show us the directions our strikes can go. And he can move forward faster than you can move backwards. October 24, at 7: The Shoshin Gokei level or method involves performing the 5 kata solo against an imaginary opponent.

Sanshin no Kata – Understanding why it’s so Important

The last level is Goshin; the wisdom mind. When Noguchi Sensei demonstrated it, there was an emphasis on swinging the arms to generate momentum. That will give you a sense of how important these techniques are in nno eyes of the Grandmasters who went before. The point is to fine tune the base movements, as well as learn how to adapt when conditions vary.

Practicing on nk own, we should focus on the fluidity with which the movements are performed. While the core movements of the Sanshin do not change, how they are trained depends on which of the above methods is utilized.

The five movements are:. Scott Hamilton is an 8th degree black belt in the Bujinkam, and travels regularly to Japan to train.

Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy. The Beginners Mind The Shoshin Gokei level or method involves performing the 5 kata solo against an imaginary opponent. At three years old the brain is in a state of rapid learning absorbing huge amounts of information at a time. The Gogyo forces the student to take timing, distance, and other factors into account when applying the technique against an attacker.


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In terms of the movements, this would carry a spirit of exploring. The elements themselves are only used as a method of counting — nothing more.

This site uses cookies. Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton is an 8th noo black belt in the Bujinkan, and travels regularly to Japan to train. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Since these exercises are typically performed alone, they are a great way to train outside of the dojo. They also drill us in a core defensive tactic — move offline while blocking, instead of standing there and blocking or moving back in panic.

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Hayes, not formal Bujinkan training. I practice the 5 techniques every day as I walk into work.