The Kihon Happo of Nutrition

The Kihon Happo of Nutrition By James Clum, Shidoshi On May 3rd of this year I had the misfortune of being diagnosed with colon cancer.   After a day or so of adjusting to the news, I immediately began to educate myself on my condition and learn what would be the best...

Lessons from Soke

LESSONS FROM SOKE – BY RICHARD VAN DONK 2012 Daikomyosai DVD– Shihan Richard Van Donk insights on what Soke does and says I was just watching Soke’s new DVD that I would share with you a few insights that I got even in just a few first few minutes. These...

TAI KAI IBDA 2013

WE HAD A FANTASTIC TAI KAI!   The IBDA Master Council did a great job in hosting this event, and for that I am grateful as I used to have to do this all this myself.  A very special thanks goes out to Tai Kai Director Shihan Charles Benham for all his many months of...

Motivation and Passion in Budo

Motivation, it is literally the thing that gets us up in the morning and drives us to do something with the day instead of letting it waste away. For a martial artist, motivation is the thing that drives us beyond the capabilities of other people, reaching ever...

INSIGHTS ON NINJUTSU – NINPO TAIJUTSU

INSIGHTS ON NINJUTSU – NINPO TAIJUTSU I Invite you to think on this insight by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi – What is written below in the book “Way of the Ninja” deeply shares the very core of what captured me to go to Japan to train with this man who...

Common bad habits in the Bujinkan #2

Common bad habits in the Bujinkan Series #2 By Jamie Daiken – Godan Certified IBDA instructor Go Watch this clip 2012 IBDA Tai Kai – Jamie Daiken  on our youtube channel. In this clip, through ura gyaku, I show two important points that I see as common bad...

Kaname: Bujinkan Theme for 2012

Kaname:  Bujinkan Theme for 2012 by James Clum, Shidoshi This year Soke Hatsumi has chosen “Kaname” as the yearly theme for the Bujinkan.   For those who live and train in Japan, Soke may from time to time elaborate more on the context, and as others make their way to...

2012 IBDA Tai Kai

2012 IBDA Tai Kai By Shidoshi James Clum The 2012 IBDA Tai Kai held March 22nd-25th in gorgeous Middletown, California was a smashing success which drew in a large group of enthusiastic Bujinkan students from the continental US and several different countries...

IBDA TAI KAI 2012 – Greatest event ever!

IBDA TAI KAI 2012 – Greatest event ever! What an amazing event. Our very best ever!! We trained hard…. We did spiritual integration…. We partied…. We trained some more… We examined, discovered, shared and practiced warriorship with...

IBDA TAI KAI 2012 – 25th Anniversary

You are invited to our From “Ninpo Taijutsu to Budo Taijutsu” Exploring the evolution of the Bujinkan training during the last 25 years MARCH 22nd-25th, 2012 held in the California Napa wine country. Join us for 3 1/2 days doing exciting, informative Budo...