Bujinkan Training Class Notes: Kihon Happo

Class always focuses on the kihon happo- the basic movements of our Bujinkan training. 

Exploring these fundamentals in class, we added some additional movement- shifting and changing direction using kamae. 

Walking forward for a bit, relaxed, in shizen tai, turning around behind and performing ichimonji, hicho, and jumonji. 

Making sure in the transition of facing forward, and turning around that one does not break balance- kazushi.

It's easy to lead with the head, turning the head first as you turn around, which bends the spine, pulls on the back, and shifts the weight to one leg. 

Difficult to perform waza from this position.

Being mindful of walking in correct balance, and turning in correct balance, so the kihon happo kosshi sanpo can be done in balance. 

Dojo News

We are currently holding regular training sessions. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect we have altered our class structure- all training is held at maximum social distancing and any waza practiced does not involve touching or moving into the space of another training partner, so safe distance can be maintained at all times. Training under this format will continue until the pandemic has passed and contact is safe again. Ninpo Ikkan!

Located in Westchester, New York we are a martial arts training group dedicated to studying the Bujinkan dojo methods of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. As friends we come together to practice the martial arts. Questions, comments, feedback, and training inquiries may be directed to the group by email here.