Sojutsu Training

Sojutsu, the art and use of the Japanese spear, one of the traditional weapons of the samurai.  

In our martial arts training, the use of the spear- the yari is important for its use in understanding distance as there is a duality to the training.  

On the one hand we *are* training in the use of the spear as passed down from the tradition to soke, and to us. Using the spear as a historical tool used by the samurai- methods, ideas, tactics, and philosophies.  

Traditionally understanding the use of the spear through kamae, kihon, kata, and heiho.  

Yet in our martial arts training the spear is also used as a training tool to understand martial arts concepts. 

With the physical length of the spear we can see distance in action, and understand how it works- being able to see and map the distance of the spear, as a toll to know what to look for in other distance martial arts movement.  

Training as both a historical tool and a tool to see martial arts concepts in action that can be used in the here and now of today.

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Located in Westchester New York, the Bujinkan Shinmyoken Dojo is a martial arts training group founded in 2005 with the aim of coming together as martial arts friends to study the Japanese martial art of Masaaki Hatsumi through the lessons of the Bujinkan dojo.

As friends (buyu) we come together to grow, learn, and share our individual potential in this wonderful martial art.

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