We have all been hearing and reading about the new theme for this year, Kaname. The small metal pin that holds a fan together. In typical Soke fashion, he named the theme of the year as Kaname. Painted the kanji for it on a huge scroll and hung it on the wall in Hombu. The kanji he used for Kan...

Olympics = Combat Training?


Dick Severance Memorial SeminarSo I was reading an article in my VFW magazine yesterday about the ancient Greek Olympics and how the games resembled warfare. The article’s precis was that the Greeks designed their original Olympic games to promote combat fitness. For example, the Marathon race ...

What is Bujinkan Shinken Taijutsu?


What is Shinken Taijutsu? Simply put, Shinken Taijutsu is the modern combat application of Budo Taijutsu. Shinken is the Taijutsu of the Bujinkan martial arts put into modern context to effectively deal with modern weapons and dangerous situations we may face today, while staying within our le...

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