by, Michael Schjerling When learning budo you start with your body posture – kamae. Too many students also high level students are too concerned with how to organize their training partner’s bodies in the techniques taught that they forget how to organize their own posture first. If you are not […]

More on Kamae 構え


Tokyo 12’Th of May 2014 It is my believe that if you are a good uke you are OK. Think about it if you can recieve without getting injured or killed then all is OK and you will be very difficult to fight. Most of us including my self have […]

Thoughts on Shin Gin Budou and lessons from being uke


by Michael Schjerling It is soon the New Year of the horse 2014. It is time to reflect on the past, purify the present and prepare your kamae for a ride on the wild horse in the year 2014. Good luck my friend. I wish you a very happy New […]

You have to become your kamae 構え



By, Michael Schjerling If we accept that human beings are part of nature we will see that fighting and wars are a part of our history. If fact only 1 out of I believe 336 agreements of peace are being held in history. Animals also fight. The reasons might be […]

The Way of Natural Fighting


by Michael Schjerling 26Th of December 2010 Kihon Happou 季翻初崩 – Bujinkan theme for 2011 The theme for Bujinkan 2011 has been put out by our soke as Kihon Happou. Kihon Happou is quite mystical. It is wonderful and not like anything else I have experienced in my life. On the […]

What is Kihon Happou 季翻初崩 ?