Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Dojo, Victoria BC Canada

Winter 2017 Training

Taosphere Hakkei Dojo (also known as the Hakkei Dojo or THD) offers training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (koryu budo) and ARC Defensives (defense of person). ARC Defensives is the Hakkei Dojo’s unique approach to defense of person (i.e., defense of …

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On Money

A lot of talk goes around about how money is necessary to training – the common grumbling says that students must pay for training so that their teachers can have the money to continue training, and that this cycle of …

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Keep Calm and Use Logic

‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’ Influencing the ways in which people think influences the ways people wield and interpret the sword. When language and ideas are used to exert power, the result is thinking. Thinking leads to rooted …

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What We Make of the World

It can be daunting to both find one’s way and hold a lantern for others; whether we mean to or not, each of us set an example for one another. The world is what we make of it and this …

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Listen Up

If you are ever told by your training partners that you are moving too fast or too hard for their comfort, stop and listen and correct your behaviour.  It does not matter if your training partner is the softest noodle …

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Mirror’s Edge

Some students express discomfort with having other people watch them learn.  While a certain amount of self-consciousness is natural to us all, the truth is that we are learning every moment of every day and, invariably, we have an audience. …

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Culpability

You are culpable. Nothing absolves you from responsibility for your own actions, ever. If someone with a gun approaches you and your friend and demands you tie your friend up, and you do, then you are culpable for what happens …

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