Takamatsu 43rd Anniversary

On the weekend of April 2nd, there were at least 296 people training in Honbu! It was the 43rd anniversary of O-Sensei Takamatsu’s passing and Soke wanted to have a big training to celebrate. We’ll be sharing relevant announcements in future posts. For those of us training in the Bujinkan, a strong connection to Japan…

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Message from Mark Lithgow 4-2016

From Mark Lithgow: “Really good training with Hatsumi sensei today! I really liked how Phillip started the class before Sensei came. He spoke of how several people mentioned at the recent memorial event about the importance of kihon, and started the class with the Sanshin no Kata. He counted us through it, 10 times each…

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2016 Bujinkan Membership

All, This is a message from Mark Lithgow, the foreigner who has been living in Japan and training with Soke longer than ANYONE! “For my Bujinkan friends! I’ve had a few enquiries recently, and I’d like to clarify some Bujinkan admin points. First of all, being a Shidôshi and being a member of the Shidôshi-kai are…

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Kihon Happo – The Foundation of the Bujinkan

The following is a translation Tenchijin Ryaku no Maki section on Kihon Happo is provided by Mark Lithgow, the original piece was published by Hatsumi-Soke in one of his annual Shidoshi newsletters. Remember these are drills more than techniques. The Kihon Happo are drills to develop your base for Taijutsu. Kihon Happo does not mean basics,…

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Noguchi-Sensei Togakure

This month, Taka Seigi Members are being treated to Noguchi-sensei teaching waza from Togakure and explaining the kihon within! We also have knife & firearm instruction from Dean Rostohar & Morten from Norway sharing hip throwing techniques. For access to this great training, and new material every 2 weeks, look into Becoming a Member today!

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New look for the member’s site

This month, the Taka Seigi member site got a major spring cleaning! We totally revamped the look of the site, but more importantly, the system has been optimized for use on mobile devices! Now it is easier and faster than ever to reference our training materials during your live dojo training. Of course we also…

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Iai Ogyaku and Handguns Oh My!

Just released some more great training for our takaseigi.com members! Mark Lithgow-Shihan shows us more Iai (drawing/deploying the sword), which he calls the ‘bridge’ between taijutsu (unarmed) and kenjutsu (sword). Phil Legare-Shihan explains the fundamentals of Handgun use in Shinken Taijutsu. Noguchi-Sensei and Michael Pearce-Shihan look at the basic form and Ogyaku Much more… To…

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Hatsumi Soke comes to Taka Seigi

Hey Everyone, Just released some awesome video to our members! This month we’re featuring Phil-shihan teaching the fundamental of kicking in the Bujinkan, Shihan Morten Østenstad showing some of the most sophisticated ukemi I’ve ever learned, and Soke Hatsumi himself teaching in Honbu! Members of takaseigi.com get access to great training content like this every…

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