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
Walking is one of the most basic and common human activities. From a very young age and from the moment we are able to move, walking replaces any other mode of locomotion that doesn’t use a vehicle and is therefore an integral part of us. The ways of walking, on the other hand, diverge, and one could almost say that there are as many as there are people, since we all build walking patterns that are recognizable from afar. Read more about Food for thought – Walking
Ne Waza, or groundwork is not a strength of Nihon Tai Jitsu, if it is not totally absent from the curriculum it has to be clear it is not and has never been a strategic focus of the school, and it probably represents less than 10% of our teaching. However, that remains an important part for a number of reasons. Read more about Ne Waza – The art of moving on the ground
Martial arts require a variety of skills for the adept to become proficient. These go from body skills (feeling heavy, being connected, being elastic are some of the possible options here), to learning techniques to being able to apply both in free situations, and of course developing some mental qualities with regards to dealing with the stress of a martial encounter. Read more about Soften up!
In the recent New Zealand workshops, I put quite a bit of focus on two ideas: mobility and quality of contact. Mobility can be done at a variety of levels, be it very basic head/sternum/diaphragm/pelvis realignment or something way more complex involving multiple layers in the body, but they all have to deal in some way with the quality of contact. Read more about Be the change
Learning martial arts can be a daunting and frustrating task, as we try to re-educate our body and brain to be better coordinated and more efficient. This is sometimes hard to understand, in particular for beginners, who just see the final of the technique: finishing Uke. But the final doesn’t matter, only the journey does. Read more about The need for speed
A year ago I mentioned on my French blog the research I had in progress, including the increase in density that resulted, and the links that I perceived between the density / weight perceived and the use of the sternum, which is a key element of the alignment of the body and therefore the transmission of weight. A year later, my perception of the subject is a little more complex. Read more about Developing a dense body for martial arts
As Hugh was teaching basic techniques to the class on Sunday, he brought us through the key elements that one needs to keep in mind when doing them, in what he likes to call “Nihon Tai Jitsu by numbers”. Read more about Basic techniques – Know your drill