I’m not a football fan, but my oldest son is. For that reason, I’ll sit with him and endure what I find to be a quite over-rated sport. Last February, I took the night to sit with Adam and watch the Super Bowl XLVIII when the Denver Broncos faced off against the Seattle Seahawks. My kid was pumped, as this was a game he’d been waiting for and to sit with his Dad, who otherwise disregards the sport, was a real treat for him. The experience paid off well.
A wonderful gift in the mail that arrived from fellow budoka who travelled from Vancouver, BC to train with us in New York during Unsui Sensei's 2015 Seminar. Peter Haddad arrived on Tuesday to attend the weekday training, sleeping at the Dojo he did not miss a single training the entire week. Thank you Peter, this gift means a lot and will proudly stand in our Dojo.
Kyoei no Kamae 虚影の構え. The feeling is of one showing 突きor opening to the opponent with either the left or right shoulder.
We began this training this spring at Sensei’s request.
At our Dojo, we began Tessenjutsu in September, 2014. Our goal is to complete the Kamae Kihon and Kata by January, 2015. To help support this training and make it more comprehensive, I’ve written this article as an introduction to this commonly misunderstood weapon
This weekend, I overheard a local martial arts guru discuss with a kind man the difference between the martial art he studied and the one I study.
Adam Mitchell of the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō will be teaching on June 27th, 28th and 29th the art of Kukishin Ryū Dakentaijutsu, 九鬼神流打拳体術 along with Rico Van Veenendaal of the Jinenkan Mononofu Dojo who will be teaching Kukishin Ryū Kodachijutsu, 脇差術. Please be sure to visit and support the event’s facebook page here.
The 2013 Newport Black Ships Festival was a great success. As always, we were happy to train alongside our fellow martial artists as well as enjoy the beautiful music and good food being served throughout the day. Finally, some good Japanese curry!
Following is a link to a piece put into the Providence Journal newspaper about the Black Ships Festival with two shots of Adam Mitchell demonstrating with Dan Creary. Check out our Facebook page to see more images from the event.
Before I get into my thoughts about this book let me just be very clear that the author of this translation, Eric Shahan is a friend and colleague. When I first heard about this project I was super excited as I own an original version of this book and have never seen a translation of it. That said, I will offer the clearest review possible of this book, with absolute honesty.
The Dōjō is a place you can come to when your life is over crowded. But it's no get away. There is no cold drink cooler, no candy machine, nobody to pat your bottom and tell you how hard you work. It's a Dōjō.
Director of the Jinenkan Kosei Gogi Dojo, and personal student of Manaka Unsui.