Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Dojo, Victoria BC Canada

kukan is where struggle is not


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Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Spring Session 2017: April 2 – June 19 Class times: Sundays 1:30pm – 3pm Mondays 7:30pm – 9pm Class location: Brooke St Park Cost: $15/class (sliding scale available)

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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Winter 2017 Class Schedule

Winter Session 2017: January 29 – March 20 Class times: Sundays 1:15pm – 3pm Mondays 7:15pm – 9pm Class location: Brooke St Park Cost: $15/class (sliding scale available) *dojo is closed on Feb 12 in solidarity with the Stolen Sisters …

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March 4, 2015

Black silhouettes on frost-bitten grass. This week concluded our examination of the Kihon Happo from the Ten Ryaku no Maki (Principles of Heaven). Monday’s class included an in-depth study of Muso Dori and Musha Dori, including ryote (two hands), katate …

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disadvantage as advantage

Taijutsu is always asking you to lose. In class, you are always asked to be less something. If you are strong, less strength. If you are graceful, less grace. Whatever natural gifts you have been relying upon are also impeding …

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Feb. 8, 2015

Continuing review of the Tenchijin Ryaku no Maki, this week focused on hicho no kata. Homework: Daily (5-50 minutes) study on the following: 1. Hicho no kamae 2. “Whoa buddy” 3. Hicho no kata

Winter 2015

Winter (Jan-Mar) training for 2015 continues in our Fairfield locations. Training schedule: Sundays 1-3pm, Mondays 7-9pm. Homework for the week will be posted Monday evenings after class.

The intersection of gender and training is both complex and simple: Simple: taijutsu is about bodies, not genders. The principles of physics are for, and apply to, everyone – to every person, to every body, with no exceptions. Complex: gender …

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Measuring Character

Taijutsu says much about character. Students compete with each other, the self, notions of ideals. The choice of particular movement, of the design being created, ‘communicates’, even during attempts to refrain from a design. In this way it is not …

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