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Bujinkan Budo

My Teacher - Hatsumi Sensei succeeded the previous Grandmaster, Toshitsugu Takamatsu, in nine schools of martial arts which he teaches in Japan as Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Where he is highly regarded as a very accomplished martial artist.

I am also privileged to consider Noguchi Sensei, Seno Sensei, Nagato Sensei, Ishizuka Sensei and Nagase Sensei as my teachers as well.

 

 

My Training - Paul Harper, 12th Dan - Shidoshi; my dojo is dedicated to faithfully exploring and developing the principles, techniques, and spirit of Hatsumi Sensei's Taijutsu training as I experienced them in Japan. Training in an atmosphere of friendship, respect and realism.

 

My Aims - are to have fully workable techniques readily available at all times; and, to eventually come to understand Budo Taijutsu with the same depth, and quality, as the Japanese Shihans, who have been kind enough to guide me for many years in the correct ways of real martial arts.

 

Where and When - If you are interested in learning Japanese martial arts, (adults over 18 years old only), I teach a class on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 to 9.00pm at;

Crown Street Hall, Crown Street West, Lowestoft, Suffolk, U.K.

Contact - Paul Harper (Always make contact before visiting). (You must put something distinctive in the subject field or the spam filter will delete it).

Location - Map No.1 or Map No.2

 

What we do

Training includes many things, some of which are listed below;

Ukemi - This entails learning to hit the ground and other surfaces, (usually after being thrown or struck), and landing in such a way as to minimize the damage to our bodies. It begins with rolling, includes all movements, and never ends.

Kamae - Deliberate use of particular body positions or configurations to reduce and limit the weaknesses of our own body setup and to exploit those of our attackers'.

Striking - Learning which specific parts of our own bodies are most effective in delivering attacks to the opponents' bodies' musculature, nervous system, and skeletal structure.

Throwing - learning the most effective ways of capturing the opponents' body and impacting it against the ground or other obstacles.

Joint Locks - limiting the freedom of the opponent by constricting or over extending the joints of their body.

Kyusho - learning which specific weak-points are more susceptible to attack than others.

Strategy and Philosophy - hidden within the techniques are principles and concepts concerning the application of all of the foregoing, and, many other things outside of martial arts. One of the rewards of training correctly for many years is the gradual understanding of these "secrets" and their continual refinement as we progress throughout our lives.

Weapons

Hanbo - three foot wooden staff.
Rokushaku Bo - six foot wooden staff.
Katana - Japanese sword (normal length).
Shoto - short sword.
Naginata - Staff with curved blade attached.
Yari - Spear.
Kusarifundo - three foot chain with weighted ends.
Jutte - short metal truncheon with one tine.
Jo - four foot wooden staff.
Small weapons - knife, shuko, teppan, shuriken, short stick, etc.

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