JAPANESE BUJUTSU IN HONG KONG
Nihon Tai Jitsu is a creation of Roland Hernaez, based on Minoru Mochizuki’s Jujutsu with added techniques from Shorinji Kempo
Aunkai is a method of Bujutsu Tanren created by Minoru Akuzawa. It focuses on internal training to create a martial body
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Seishin Tanren Dojo
The name Seishin Tanren was chosen for our dojo by Akuzawa Minoru, founder of Aunkai Bujutsu. Seishin Tanren (精神鍛錬) means “spiritual forging”. The word Tanren has multiple meanings: exercising, forging, disciplining, tempering, kneading. The same way a sword has to be forged to remove the impurities of the metal, the body has to be trained to remove its impurities and tensions. This personal work is key to learn Bujutsu and at the heart of our training at the Seishin Tanren Dojo.
Forge your body through Aunkai training
Learn how to apply atemi, locks, throws, chokes, sutemi and much more
we organize regular seminars with exceptional masters
We train regularly in Japan and even demonstrate annually at the festival of the All Japan Budo Federation in Kyoto
Lionel Froidure is the founder of Imagin’Arts and En Terre Martiale. Born in a family of Karateka, Lionel fell into the cauldron when he was little and today he shares his passion through his classes but also his many DVDs and documentaries, as well as on the Imagin’Arts blog. 6th dan in Karate and 4th in Arnis Doblete Rapilon, Lionel is a hard-working and passionate adept whose martial skills are only matched by his kindness and open-mind.
I was lucky to meet Lionel in 2013in Paris during a seminar with Washizu sensei and to spend a good part of the evening discussing with him. This remains one of my most beautiful encounters in the martial arts world. I can only invite you to meet Lionel if you have the opportunity and failing that, to at least follow his work. Read more about Words of experts – Lionel Froidure
I met Filip for the first time in 2016 when he came to Hong Kong and we double-handedly managed the Aunkai seminar that I was hosting that weekend. But before meeting him in person, I already had a chance to discover him via some his Aikido videos, and chat a bit with him online when he joined Aunkai. A minute or two after meeting, we were already great bros and Filip remains one of my favourite martial artists for the high level of his skills, his deep understanding and genuine open mind. Read more about Words of experts – Filip Maric
Alex is one of the pillars of Kishinkai Aikido, that he now teaches in Limoges, France. Practicing since his youngest age, he started Judo before turning to boxing and French boxing and then to Yoseikan Budo. From a relatively aggressive and competition-oriented practice, Alex made the choice to leave everything a few years ago to settle in Paris and follow the teaching of Leo Tamaki.
My series of seminars in Europe was once again an opportunity to try to present a rich and rather different work from what is usually done in most dojos. As I explained several times during these courses, my teaching is divided into three, more or less equally important, parts. Read more about A month of seminars, a handful of principles
Romain has been practicing martial arts for more than 15 years. In 2005 he discovered Hapkido and Hankido that he teaches today in Nort sur Erdre (France). Despite a genetic disease that affects his sight, Romain made an early choice to go for a subtle practice, based on sensation, which he completed by learning manual Read more about Words of experts – Romain Guihéneuf[…]
Richard has been practicing Nihon Tai Jitsu for 30 years. 6th dan and regional expert, teaching in Saint Jean de Luz (France) and head of the Aquitaine region, he is also certainly Roland Hernaez’ closest student. But Richard is above all a passionate practitioner, who is always in search.
Read more about Words of Experts – Richard Folny
Robert John is one of the first students of Akuzawa sensei and one of the Hanshi of the school. Rob is passionate about body movement and development of skills in an efficient way. He’s also a fantastic teacher, able to deconstruct skills back to basics making them easy to comprehend for all. Read more about Words of Experts – Robert John
We’ve been lucky to host Leo Tamaki, founder of Kishinkai Aikido, earlier this month for a closed-door session. Kishinkai Aikido is a very recent school but takes its inspirations in Tamura sensei’s Aikido as well as the work of some of the best martial arts masters from Japan, and in particular Kuroda sensei (Shinbukan). Kishinkai Read more about Leo Tamaki in Hong Kong – January 2018[…]
2018 is a special year for me since it marks my 20 years of practice, but also my 10 years in Hong Kong and the 10 years of my blog (in French) on martial arts. It is therefore a moment to look at what has been accomplished, but more importantly to look forward.
Thinking about it, I realized I had a number of questions that I did not have an answer to and yet seemed rather useful. I racked my brains for several months on these questions Read more about Words of experts – a rather different form of interviews