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Oct
05

Extract: (Essence of Ninjutsu)
by Takamatsu Sensei

 

"The essence of all martial arts and military strategies is self-protection and the prevention of danger. Ninjutsu epitomizes the fullest concept of self-protection of not only the physical body, but the mind and spirit as well.

Sep
25

Welcome to all of our new UCD student members who had their first training session last night. This week marks the start of our 20th year teaching bujinkan ninjutsu in University College Dublin. 

Oct
05

by Soke Hatsumi Masaaki (Extract)

 "I believe that ninpo, the higher order of ninjutsu, should be offered to the world as a guiding influence for all martial artists. The physical and spiritual survival methods eventually immortalized by Japan’s ninja were in fact one of the sources of Japanese martial arts.

Jul
16

“No one possesses the knowledge concerning the events of tomorrow. This means that we do not know when our life will cease. However, you should not be surprised by any kind of happening. Whether a change in the divine process occurs, a cutting action is attempted by an opponent, or natural catastrophes take place, you should never feel such a thing as surprise. This is the spirit of Banpenfugyō.

Oct
05

A Talk on Takamatsu Sensei

given by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi; translated by Benjamin Cole

(Source: Ura & Omote 1996

“I first met Takamatsu-sensei when I was 27 years old. He had such an air of wisdom about him. Not anything frightening, but a wisdom. Takamatsu-sensei spent ten years wandering around China using techniques in real battle. So when he taught, he was speaking from experience. How the body convulsed this way, or died that way.”

Oct
05

How to perform the 90/90 Hip Stretch

Hip Mobility is an essential part of your fitness; not just in the dojo but in your daily life. The name "90/90" simply comes from the 90degree angle each leg makes when you move into position. 

We think of the hip as a large joint made of bone. However, a capsule of soft tissues holds everything in place and our flexibility is determined by the movement available to us in the hip capsule. Since it's made of soft-tissue, regular mobility exercises and stretching will increase the movement in the hip capsule giving you increased flexibility and agility.

Oct
05

Q. How is a training session structured?

A typical class begins with a warm up to get people moving and increase blood supply to the muscles –