Join us for a Bujinkan Budo training day with – Michael Glenn, Adrian Kaehler and David Greenberg
Sunday, November 9. From 10am to 3pm PST; Cost $40
10:00 – 10:15 Registration
10:15 – 10:30 Pairs yoga warm-up
10:30 -11:30 Micahel will share Hatsumi Sensei’s recent focus on 間 aida and 自然力 shizenryoku as part of this year’s theme
11:30 – 11:45 Water break
11:45 – 12:45 Adrian will share several Shinden Fudo Ryu gatas
12:45 – 1:45 Lunch break, please bring lunch/water bottle with you. Water fountain and restrooms available
1:45 – 2:45 David will use Kukishinden and Takagi-yoshin Ryus gatas to explore how they transition from tai-jutsu to weapons
2.45 -3:00 Wrap and some buffer time
As this becomes somewhat of an on going ‘tradition’ we look forward to seeing you!
WHEN Sunday February 23, 2014. From 11am to 3:00pm PST
WHERE Franklin Canyon The big meadow at the end of lake drive, 1928 Lake Drive, Los Angeles 90210.
WHAT Michael, who recently returned from Japan will share 反応 映像 (hannou eizou), a strategy recently taught Hatsumi Sensei.
David will focus on the concept of dynamic stability – more specifically, how the principles of nagare and kozushi relate to Kata and Henka,.
Please bring lunch/water bottle with you. Water fountain and restrooms available at the park.
The third Bujinkan Budo training day with Michael Glenn, Adrian Kaehler & David Greenberg
Sunday June 16, 2013
10am to 3pm
The big meadow at the end of lake drive, Franklin Canyon Park
Directions at http://www.bujinkanfc.com/schedule-directions-shinkaku
10:00 – 10:20 Registration and warm-up
10:20 – 11:30 Adrian will share Shirabe Moguri Gata
11:30 – 11:40 Water break
11:40 – 12:50 David will share Saka Nagare
12:50 – 1:50 Lunch break, please bring lunch/water bottle with you
1:50 – 3:00 Michael will share Tsurugi Kihon3rdSeminar.June2013
Sunday February 10, 2013. From 10am to 3pm PST
Where – The big meadow at the end of lake drive, Franklin Canyon (driving directions below)
10:00 – 10:20 Registration and yoga warm-up
10:20 – 11:30 David will share perspectives on kihon happo – tenryaku, chiryaku (& the “spirit” of jinryaku)
11:30 – 11:40 Water break
11:40 – 12:50 Michael will share the concept of 力を抜くchikara o nuku recently thought by Hatsumi Sensei
12:50 – 1:50 Lunch break, please bring lunch/water bottle with you. Water fountain and restrooms available
1:50 – 3:00 Adrian will share Kukishinden Ryu – Okuden
From the South (LA, North Beverly Drive) Take Beverly Drive north, RIGHT to Franklin Canyon Drive, get into Franklin Canyon Park and follow the road until you get a sharp RIGHT turn to Lake Drive (almost U turn). Drive south on Lake Dr. pass Franklin Canyon Ranch. Just before Lake Drive ends on your left there’s a big meadow with a parking lot and restroom -you are there! If you get to the closed gate you just passed us.
From the North (Mulholland and Coldwater at the “Tree People junction”) At the light, turn into Franklin Canyon Drive and follow it, at first it is residential then it turns into the road that takes you to the Park’s northern entrance. Enter the park and keep driving down Franklin Canyon Dr. pass the upper reservoir on your left. At the second stop sign turn RIGHT with the road (follow the sign: exit to Beverly Dr). Keep going on Franklin Canyon Dr. Turn LEFT on Lake Drive. Drive south on Lake Dr. pass Franklin Canyon Ranch. Just before Lake Drive ends on your left there’s a big meadow with parking lot and restroom -you are there! If you get to the closed gate you just passed us.
Sunday training concludes our first year. Starting January, instead of the weekly emails I’ll post on the group website/blog (www.bujinkanfc.com) and will only use email to send important or time sensitive massages.
We may take a little longer to wrap – we’ll go through all (or depending on time – most) of the kihon happo. While some debate if there is a ‘conclusive’ list, the core of kihon happo is comprised of “Eight Fundamentals” –
Ichimonji no Kata
Hicho no Kata
Jumonji no Kata
Another interpretation includes a bit more – the eight kata of the kihon happo and the five of the san shin no kata. Please keep in mind that the list may vary, depending who (sometime when) you ask; some dojos in addition to the list above also add –
hon gyaku (as ura gyaku henka)
ura oni kudaki (henka of omote oni kudaki)
Best wishes for 2013!
The remaining three Sundays in Dec. are on the 16th, 23rd and 30th. So far, I’m around and plan to teach our Sundays classes through the month of Dec.
December training concludes our first year of training in Franklin Canyon park. Thank you for coming to train with us, I have learned from each and every one of you – from your questions, techniques, movement styles and interpretations of katas. I have also learned from the knowledge you shared with us from other dojos and martial arts.
The picture of Soke and Noguchi Shihan demonstrates, in my mind, one the hidden treasures of training in Bujinkan as the years go by. Watching a man over 80, and his uke – over 70 – moving with such ease, precision and grace can only inspire the rest of us to train and improve.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and the very best for 2013!
With Dante’s terrific help and support, we’re nearly done developing our group’s website. For now, we simply called it Bujinkan Franklin Canyon. Consider this version still in ‘beta’ and work in progress. Please take a look when you have a few free minutes, I’d love to hear your feedback and welcome your thoughts and ideas for additions, improvement etc. – www.BujinkanFC.com
The header picture is from Soke’s Tai Kai in 1989. You may recognise some of the (much younger) faces.
And quote from Nuguchi Shihan on the importance of kihon: “In the Bujinkan, everything comes down to the Kihon Happo, which are made up of Tenryaku, Chiryaku and Jinryaku. Tenryaku is the important, initial Shoden stage, wherein the basic forms are created. Chiryaku is the intermediate Chuden level, where forms progress to flows, individuals polish their techniques and it becomes clear whether or not they have the innate temperament to be a martial artist. Jinryaku is the Okudan, whereby all of these come to life within a “void space” and those possessing the heart of a Budoka emerge as complete human beings” – Yukio Noguchi Shihan