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  •   Leo Tamaki in Glasgow – December 15 & 16   Leo Tamaki is back in Glasgow on the 15th and 16th of December! This seminar will be a great opportunity to discover the Kishinkai style under the direction of its founder. Everyone is welcome to this exciting weekend, no matter the level, style or background. Join us for this intensive two-day seminar!   Pre-register today to get the best price! Contact me at info@kishinkai.co.uk to save your spot!   In addition, we are ...

  •   Leo Tamaki in Glasgow – March 3 & 4   Leo Tamaki will be coming back to Glasgow on the 3rd and 4th of March. He will deliver his second seminar in the UK, a great opportunity to study with the founder of the Kishinkai.   Everyone is welcome, the seminar is open to all ages, styles or practices.       Hours:   Saturday 3                                              Sunday 4 10.00 – 12.30                                          10.00 – 12...

  •   Aikido, the courage to test one’s hypotheses – by Leo Tamaki   I have always considered Budos[1] to be more than Bujutsus[2], that their ethical dimension should never put aside technical abilities without which they would be empty. It is only by sublimating and guiding concrete abilities via a superior ideal that the practitioner can understand and reach his/her true value. With either element missing, one will then be facing a charlatan or a craftsman of destruction. One of martial...

  • ­   Budo, learning and transmission: from active student to owning one own’s progress – by Alexandre Grzegorczyk   Transmission is an inherent part of the human social construct. The questioning of and will to understand this notion has been growing stronger over the last centuries. Marcel Maus defines transmission as a cornerstone of the human society. The discovery and exploration of techniques were encouraged by the inherent teachings they provide. Efficiency was increasingly improv...

  •   Tanguy Le Vourc’h in Glasgow, October 21st   Tanguy Le Vourc’h will be coming to Glasgow on the 21st of October, for his first seminar in the whole UK! He will deliver a full day of seminar on Saturday. It will be a great opportunity to study and practise with one of the co-founders of the Kishinkai. Trust me, this is a unique opportunity to make the most of! 🙂 Everyone is welcome! Open to all ages, styles or martial arts.   To pre-register and get the best price, co...

  • Koryu Bujutsu: The origin of Budos, from survival to the school of life – by Alexandre Grzegorczyk   War has always been an influence upon nations. Throughout the centuries, wars and conflicts have been an integrative part of humanity, leading to millions of casualties…     Thanks to the evolution of our customs, it is increasingly difficult to fathom the violence of our ancestors’ world. This threat, which was constant for many, led to the creation of warriors’ arts. These ...

  •   Interview of Kuroda Tetsuzan, inheriting tradition – by Leo Tamaki   Kuroda Tetsuzan is one of the greatest current martial art masters. When he was 20 years old, he became the youngest practitioner ever to receive the title of Hanshi Hachidan (8th dan) of Kobudo from the Dai Nippon Butokutai. Outstanding practitioner, he is also an exceptional theorist who exposed the principles regulating the use of the body in traditional martial ways.     Sensei, when did you start practising mar...

  • Giving to receive: uke, a cornerstone of the learning process – by Alexandre Grzegorczyk   It is commonly admitted that a whole life of practice is necessary to understand the essence of budo. This affirmation could be debatable, but it is nonetheless true that learning is a never-ending process. Near the end of their life, many masters reported only starting to understand principles they have been studying their whole lives. For example, Funakoshi sensei, aged 80, stated “I now start to un...

  •   Learning to learn Aikido (and other martial arts…) – by Leo Tamaki   The shu, ha and ri steps in the learning process of martial traditions are well known. To simplify, shu corresponds to imitation, ha to exploration and ri to mastery. But, if shu ha ri can be linked with the study of a movement, it originally represents the big stages in a practitioner’s life. Today I wish to have a closer look at the much-reduced steps of a movement’s study.     Unbelievable techniques Tr...

  • Challenging the Uke-Tori relationship in Aikido – By Tanguy Le Vourc’h   Since beginning Aikido, I have had the chance to meet a number of Aikido, Budo and Bujutsu masters; the main ones being Master Tamura, Master Kuroda, Master Hino and Master Akuzawa. I have spent a considerable amount of time attempting to develop their unique abilities, to feel and live their ways of moving their bodies. Understanding the meaning they give (or have given) to their practice, their system (physical, tech...

  • Leo Tamaki will be coming to Glasgow the first weekend of February, for his first seminar in the whole UK! He will deliver almost 8 hours of seminar over the week-end, a perfect opportunity to study with the founder of the Kishinkai.   Everyone welcome! Open to all ages, styles or practices.   To pre-register and get the best price, contact me.   Trust me, this is a unique opportunity to make the most of! 🙂     Hours: 4th of February: 10-12.30 & 15-17.30 5th of Febru...

  •   Interview of Hino Akira, “Wakayama’s tengu” – by Leo Tamaki   Wakayama’s mountains, located east of Tokyo, have always been considered as a spiritual place. There, one can find the many temples of Mount Koya, the sacred waterfall of Nachi as well as dozens of sanctuaries. And this is where Ueshiba Morihei, founder of Aikido, was born. It is also the place where Hino Akira, one of the greatest contemporary martial art master, built his house and school, the Hino Budo Institute. Hino sensei...