Budo Underground

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

What I found on the net

Sanshin No kata



What is Budo underground?
Budo underground is the newsletter of Bujinkan Ikkan Dojo, based in Dinnington South Yorkshire, England. The newsletter contains news of what we are studying in the training sessions. the articles act as both reminder and information on personal training

If you have an article in you somewhere please feel free to contact us and we will see if we can use it in the Budo Underground.

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Welcome once again to the Budo underground,

I had sat down and tried to start a new issue many times and either hit writers block or had something happen or a visitor turn up and ended up talking Budo or just found something else I enjoy in my life outside budo.

The thing is about the Budo bug once it bites, it tends to get into your blood, and stay there. You can run, you can hide and you can do millions of other things, but if the Budo bug" is in you, you will find yourself back in a Dojo and training.

The search for growth in your physical skills and in your mental approach may be the thing that brings you back. It may return as just the need to de-stress after a bad week or the fact that you just buzz off the atmosphere in the dojo of your choice with the friends on your chosen path. Whatever it is that keeps us on the path, be glad you found it in the first place.

What brings me back to my keyboard and my notes you may ask? Well the best of intentions in the world will never come to anything without action; and words are sometimes not enough! Thanks to the support from members of the Dojo and the ultimate question of the moment. "Whatever happened to the budo underground?"

Well, for my sins in starting this little ball rolling in the first place. I have at last got around to putting finger to keyboard and hope to offer some snippets of information and inspiration to those who enjoyed the Budo underground in the past. For those who have not seen the budo underground before I hope to pass on information and gain some insights into what other people get out of the training that takes place within our dojo.

When I say gain insights, I meant articles, personal thoughts and views from those of you who train and wish to add some of your own points and articles that interest yourselves and may do the same for others in the group.

Yes an open invite to find another string to your bow! Come on all you budding authors out there give it a whirl you may be pleasantly surprised at what you gain from the challenge.

KOTSU, as is my understanding is at this, time means knack, as in the way a thing is done or a skill acquired by practice, often failure, until one finds the way for themselves and can understand and use it for themselves. The compilation below are from my notes, and contain things found for myself in my research or by others whom you may well have met in the dojo from time to time, and others you will have not. I hope they are of some use to you

Junan Taiso should be carried out in accordance with your own physical condition, and the surroundings that you have chosen to practice in.

The Kamae are an extension of our body language that reflects our feelings and intentions.

SHIZEN GYU UN RYU SUI Total body movement is refined for grace and naturalness in all actions, power becomes a result of mere movement, and evasiveness becomes a result of just a slight adjustment of body position.

KEN TAI ICHI JO The entire body movement and energy is used behind an attack, just moving the body in the correct way makes the punch, kick etc, devastating. There is no need to rely on muscular tension.

JIME Jime means to constrict or wring and does not necessarily have to attack the throat.

Use more than one strike, don't restrict yourself to just one way of punching. Short hooking punches work close up, but haymakers can be easily avoided. Remember the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Punch at weak points from as close as possible and as direct as possible.

Practice attacking two or three points at a time and don't confine yourself to one favourite technique.

Try to attack from the opponents blind or weak side.

If someone grabs you very hard and rigidly, you must gain control over his or her legs. If you are against a person with a more solid stance, you must use your body in a rhythmical attack.

Train Keri (kicking) throughout the three levels of Ten, Chi, Jin. Not only in actual kicking methods, but also from within techniques, testing kicks suitability to different situations (I.E. when or when not to kick)

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Another article soon! (updated 07/4/04)

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