Akuzawa Sensei began practicing martial arts at a very young age. He has extensively studied a variety of traditional and modern Chinese and Japanese martial arts, including Hsing I/Xing Yi, Tai Chi, Sanda, Yagyu Shingan Ryu, Daito Ryu Aikijutsu, and others, and gained extensive and successful competition experience. Over time and through periods of intensive and personal study with highly skilled teachers, Akuzawa Sensei has turned his focus away from the training of forms and techniques,to focus on a specific type of body conditioning that enables techniques to emerge freely at any given moment.
The method is divided in three complementary parts:
- Solo Tanren to create the frame of the body and internal connections
- Partner training (Kunren) to get feedback on the frame created
“For me bujutsu is not a set of techniques, but a state of the body.
Once the principles are integrated, the techniques surge spontaneously
because the body is capable of adapting instantaneously.”
Akuzawa Minoru, Founder of Aunkai