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
This article originally got published in French in Dragon Special Aikido in March 2017.
Ma-ai (間合) is one of the many basic concepts found in Budo / Bujutsu. Often translated as the distance between Tori and Uke, a better translation could simply be an interval, since the term 間 is used equally for an interval of space and of time, whereas the character 合 conveys the notion of harmony and can also be found to form 合氣.
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Aunkai is a relatively new school, less than 15 years old, and that is very specific among martial arts schools as it clearly made the choice to focus on the development of the body, rather than on techniques. Guillaume Erard, made a great interview of sensei, that presents the genesis of the school and the way it got put together by Akuzawa sensei. Read more about Interview of Akuzawa sensei by Guillaume Erard
Roland Hernaez, 9th dan of Nihon Tai-Jitsu, is one of the most prominent French karate dignitaries, and one of those whose long experience – now 82 years old – is rooted in the most varied soils. He was among the pioneers in France of most of the great “budo”, Read more about Roland Hernaez, 1000 techniques, one principle
Training time at the dojo is always limited, even if you can attend every single session. At the Seishin Tanren dojo, we have training sessions three times a week, which is good but everybody has different schedules and making it to all three sessions might be difficult. In these conditions, how can you improve effectively? Read more about In and out of the class
This article was originally published in French in the magazine “Dragon Special Aikido” in October 2015 and was an excellent opportunity for me to share my feelings about the Aunkai approach of the Aunkai vis-a-vis other disciplines I studied, including Aikido.
Read more about Aunkai: Beyond techniques
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 therapy via Reiki and Shiatsu. Read more about Romain Guiheneuf: On the way of uniting energies
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”. But behind the words, what does it really mean? Read more about Seishin Tanren – What’s in a name?
After 7 months of focus on structure, posture, and basic techniques, it is now time to switch gear to spend more time on fluidity and intention. Don’t get me wrong, structure is crucial at any level, and we will clearly spend much more time on it going forward. But working solely on structure can be Read more about Fluidity and Intention[…]