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

The point is to fine tune the base movements, as well as learn how to adapt when conditions vary. Reddit Email Facebook Google Twitter. These single-participant exercises are designed to allow the student to learn and internalize the fundamental motions of our art without the pressure of facing an incoming attack. This means that the Sanshin is not only much deeper than a set of basic body movements, but is one of katx most important items in the entire art. To have Shoshin is to kaya any preconceptions behind and to view the subject fresh every time.

To keep bujjinkan exercises from getting stale, you may want to add in a weapon to spice things up. Then I started noticing Hatsumi Sensei putting a lot of emphasis on the Sanshin, and saying how important it was for training.

Begin from hidari shoshin no kamae left leg forwardholding the sword in the right hand As the imaginary attack comes in, receive with jodan uke Regrip the handle with the left hand and perform a cut to the right side of the imaginary opponent’s sanshih on your left Take migi shoshin no kamae right leg forward with the sword held in your right hand straight out in front ichi no kamae As the imaginary attack comes sanahin, move to the inside and deflect it down with the side of the blade moving the blade in a clockwise direction Perform a cut to the left side of the imaginary opponent’s neck on your right Return to hidari shoshin no kamae left leg forward Repeat.


Thank you for this Shidoshi.

Subscribe for Latest Announcements, Updates and Discounts. Hayes, not formal Bujinkan training. It took me a while.

Wisdom for Life Book Ninja Lessons. Ninjutsu Training Understanding the Sanshin. He has also received training in other martial arts, and in-depth modern weapons training. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Simply put, the student is learning how to perform each movement.

The three methods are: Stay up to sanshun on new articles, events and more great content from Todai Bujinkan Dojo. It feels to me as this is built within each of the Sanshin movements. Once you have gone through the set kats kata, you may feel that you want to do more.

Sanshin no kata sometimes called gogyo no kata is the starting point for much of the taijutsu that is practiced in the Bujinkan. This is but one of the many variations of these exercises.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The exercises show us the directions our strikes can go. Practicing on our own, we should focus on the fluidity with which the movements are performed.

Sanshin no Kata – Understanding why it’s so Important

In fact, when I was practicing praying mantis in my younger days I wished I could […]. The three methods are:. October 24, at 7: Stay up to date on new articles, events and more great content from Todai Bujinkan Dojo Notice: I originally thought of continuing bujjinkan my lesson plans from Sanshin no Kata, but sanshinn there snshin only a newbie there we spent the time drilling even more Hicho […].

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Someya Sensei emphasized proper shifting of weight and angling of attack. That will give you a sense of how important these techniques are in the eyes of the Grandmasters who went before. Your enlightened insight and instruction will definetly expand my mindfulness of training while delving deeper into the infinite possibilities within this art, also applicable to everyday life.


This allows focus to change within practice of the movement.

Understanding the Sanshin

The five movements are: The Gogyo forces the student to take timing, distance, and other factors into account when applying the technique against an attacker. As well as make sure you can use them to save your rear-end, if necessary!

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I have to confess: Yet, that only reflects my own training. This means that the Sanshin is an analogy or allegory for learning in general; it functions as a blueprint on how students are to learn. At this level, a student learns how the theory of the base movement translates into training against an opponent.

And he can move forward faster than you can move backwards. Not only does it teach core mechanical movements that are built upon later, it also supplies the intended methodology for learning in general.

When Noguchi Sensei demonstrated it, there was an emphasis on swinging the arms to generate momentum. The number three refers to the 3 different ways to train the movements.