Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû iaijutsu Komei Jyuku es un koryû (escuela antigua) fundada entre la Era Eiroku (1558-1570), la Era Genki (1570-1573) y la Era Tenshô (1573-1592) por Hayashizaki Jinsuke no Shigenobu. Según la mayoría de los especialistas y estudiosos de la historia japonesa, fue la primera escuela en especializarse en el arte del iaijutsu (arte del desenvaine del sable japonés) , articulándolo y ordenándolo. Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû procede del feudo de Tosa, de la familia Yamauchi en la línea de Tôkyô y está reconocida por la Nihon Kobudô Kyôkai bajo el liderazgo del 21º sucesor legítimo de la escuela Sekiguchi Takaaki Komei sensei. Las clases en los dôjô están dirigidas por el representante para España de esta escuela, Sekiguchi Kenryû, quien ha sido autorizado a enseñar y transmitir estas enseñanzas samurai del feudo de Tosa.

Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu está liderada por Shimizu Nobuko sensei. Centrándose en el manejo de la naginata (alabarda japonesa) y el tantô (puñal) de Jikishinkage Ryû bajo los conocimientos adquiridos de la 17º sôke Toya Akiko sensei, que le concedió 8º Dan Hanshi a Shimizu sensei. También se estudian formas de etiqueta y protocolo derivadas de Ogasawara Ryû reihô y transmitidas por el 32º sôke Ogasawara Tadamune sensei, que le concedió a Shimizu sensei el Menkyô Kaiden así como el nombre de Ryôen. Las clases en los dôjô están dirigidas por el representante para España de esta escuela, Ryôen Ryûko, quien ha sido autorizado a enseñar y transmitir estas enseñanzas.

lunes, 25 de agosto de 2014

IV GASSHUKU SPAIN 2014 – BENISSA (ALICANTE)21st SEKIGUCHI KOMEI: MUSÔ JIKIDEN EISHIN RYÛ IAIJUTSU- HANSHI SHIMIZU NOBUKO: RYÔEN RYÛ NAGINATAJUTSU

IV GASSHUKU SPAIN 2014 – BENISSA (ALICANTE)
21st SEKIGUCHI KOMEI: MUSÔ JIKIDEN EISHIN RYÛ IAIJUTSU
HANSHI SHIMIZU NOBUKO: RYÔEN RYÛ NAGINATAJUTSU

Once again we are happy to have in Spain Sekiguchi Komei sensei, 21st legitimate representative Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu, president of Komei Juku, Nippon Koden Bujutsu and the Representative for the Nihon Kobudo Kyokai. Accompanying him came (like other years) Shimizu Nobuko sensei 8th Dan Hanshi Jikishinkage Ryû naginata, Menkyo Kaiden Ogasawara Ryû Reihô and school leader Ryoen Ryû naginatajutsu. This is the fourth time that these sensei moving from Japan to Spain to teach a one-week seminar with 9 hours of daily practice.
Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Tachi Uchi no Kurai Nanahon no Kata: Kobushidori. Uchidachi Sekiguchi Kenryû – Shidachi Sekiguchi Katsumoto.

For many years I have been fortunate to train iai with great Spanish masters, I have also been able to attend seminars European shibucho-hombuchô of another koryû, but nothing compared to resort to direct SOURCE, not only to Japan but to those who hold the highest level in the school I want to study. During these four seminars we had the enormous privilege for a week, beeing direct students of these sensei and receiving first-hand material of these old schools, and for our convenience, in our own home in Spain. The way to thank the sensei all this is simple: keiko, keiko and more keiko, so his teachings through our humble contribution we can contribute to disciplines that began in the sixteenth century can continue from generation to generation. With this idea in mind, body and heart we conducted the seminar this year 2014.

July 31 - August 1
Day 31 is summarized in a day of travel, many students left their respective houses and drived to the seminar. The sensei’s fligth came at 00:00 to Valencia Airport, where was already waiting Minori sempai. Thanks to the kindness of my family and in particular to    my father (grandmaster of paella), we offered a delicious meal in the tranquility of the of the Collao Area in Benissa. Meanwhile the remaining members came to the seminar, Madrid: Jorge, Kike, Carlos and Adrian. From Valencia: David and Ricardo. From France: Minori sempai (Normandy shibuchô and named Sekiguchi Seisui of MJER iaijutsu – Ryôen Rinka in  RER naginatajutsu). From Buenos Aires (Argentina): Martin sempai named Sekiguchi Katsumoto by Sekiguchi sensei.

                                             My father cooked this awesome paella for the sensei and Minori sempai.

August 2: Day of the International keiko Gasshuku of Spain.
In Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu, Sekiguchi sensei chose to start from the beginning, the first series of koryû, the interesting work of suwari waza that dates back to the late seventeenth century and the early eighteenth. The series, known as Omori Ryû, renamed Seiza no Bu by the 17th sôke Ôe Masamichi Shikei when he made the restructuring of Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû. We practiced on this first day the first nine techniques except the seventh:
Mae (1st), Migi (2nd), Hidari (3rd), Ushiro (4th), Yae Gaki (5th), Ukenagashi (6th), Tsukekomi (8th), Tsukikage (9th).
The teaching of Sekiguchi sensei is characterized not only for showing the riai (meaning) of the kata but also explain the different scenarios that can occur in every form, paying close attention to jujutsu applications that can be performed at the impossibility of using the katana.

Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Tachi Uchi no Kurai Nanahon no Kata: Zetsumyôken. Uchidachi Sekiguchi Kenryû – Shidachi Sekiguchi Katsumoto.

In Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu Shimizu sensei also opted to start from the beginning, if the principle includes different exercises, warming up, serve to gradually achieve the flexibility and elasticity that is required for proper practice of naginata. Shimizu sensei recommends the practice of these exercises at the beginning of each keiko, followed by the practice of all the different suburi kihon of the school: Takane (men, yokomen, kote, sune), Tomoe (men-kaeshimen, yokomen, do, sune) and Tsuki (masugu, hineri, Ishizuki).
After this, we started practicing school series, Shoden no Bu, with the first four kata: Minamo, Dô Giri sono ichi, sono ni, Shingetsu sono ichi, sono ni and Musô.
After the study of these basic techniques, Shimizu sensei decided to exponentially increase the level of the train with the practice of all kata of the second series, Ryû no Bu: Hatsunagi, Namitsumi, Ryûen, Yamato Emaki and Kogarashi.

Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu. Shoden Kumitachi: Sempu sono Ni. Uchidachi  Sekiguchi Katsumoto – Shidachi Ryôen Ryûko.

August 3: Second Day of Spain Gasshuku iaijutsu - naginatajutsu:
The teachings of Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû Iaijutsu of the 21st Sekiguchi Komei sensei stands out from others by practicing kenjutsu-kumitachi from the beggining. Along a deshi learn the kata of the first series also learn the pair work. Although the main practice of iaijutsu is based on kaso no teki (imaginary enemy), Sekiguchi sensei does not understand the practice of school without studying the distance (maai), rhythm (kyoshi) and the different insights that are achieved having a real opponent. This day we focus on the first series of seven forms of kenjutsu practiced in school, Tachi Uchi no Kurai Nanahon no Kata: De Ai, Kobushidori, Zetsumyôken, Dokumyôken, Tsuba Dome, Ukenagashi and Mappô. The last time of iaijutsu keiko was dedicated to practicing the first three forms of Bangai Gohon series - Toryu Bangai: Mae, Aranami and Kesa Guruma. In addition we also practice henka waza iaijutsu and chôtôjutsu.

                                                                Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Kesa Gake Kihon.

In Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu we continue with the study of the remaining kata of the first series Shoden no Bu from the fifth to the ninth leaving the last and most difficult for another day: Sempu sono ichi, sono ni, sono san, Musubi Kiri, Naginata Kôju, Naginata Zôri and Zashô.
In Ryôen Ryû time we learn first shidachi part, the part of naginata, and when once  made progress in this curriculum is time to learn the uchidachi part of the katana to study the ways in which the forms were originally placed, on pairs. This is what sets Shoden Kumitachi, working three kata this time, the first, second and eighth: Minamo, Dô Giri sono ichi, sono ni and Naginata Zôri.

                             Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu Fuji San. Uchidachi Ryôen Ryûko – Shidachi Jorge García.

August 4: Third day of Spain Gasshuku iaijutsu - naginatajutsu:
Sekiguchi sensei sometimes refers to bumbu ryôdô referring to the need to understand and enjoy all aspects of Japanese culture and history parallel to train the body with the physical techniques. Sometimes Sekiguchi sensei makes short breaks to explain historical concepts that make better understand Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû.
As for the technical side, today we conducted a very high level training, to practice the four earliest forms of the last series of iaijutsu Oku Iai Tachiwaza: Yukizure, Tsuredachi, Sô Makuri and Sô Dome  with a hardness kata training proposed by Sekiguchi sensei increasingly faster repeats. The keiko of the day end with pair work, this time should be total concentration as the level of kata required it, being the seventh and eighth kata of the upper row of kumitachi Tsume Iai no Kurai: Tsubame Geshi and Ganseki Otoshi.

                                                          Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Seiza no Bu. Yae Gaki.

In Ryôen Ryû nagintajutsu we continue the study of paired kata of the first series, including the last kata: Fuji San. Shoden Kumitachi: Minamo (1st) Dô Giri (2nd), Naginata Kôju (7th), Naginata Zôri (8th) and Fuji San (10th), working both as part of uchidachi and shidachi.
The workout of the day continued with practice of the second series of school. This series of five kata is meant to be done alone to work the concept of kaso no teki, to begin the work of a shinken naginata (sharp metal) as well make contact with the work of tantojutsu school. Ryû not Bu: Hatsunagi, Namitsumi, Ryûen, Yamato Emaki and Kogarashi.
The keiko of the day end with the study of two forms of the third and final series of the school characterized by its technical difficulty, speed of them (especially the role of uchidachi to make shapes in pairs) and the importance, therefore management or dagger. Tora no Maki: Hi Omote (1st) and Hishô (6th).

                                                           Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu. Shiho Giri – Shiho Barai.

August 5: Fourth day of Spain Gasshuku iaijutsu - naginatajutsu:
Today we start practicing Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu with the first series of Bangai, a tachiwaza work very complex and often is reserved for senior students koryû. However, Sekiguchi sensei's opinion is that if we do not teach these forms that require much speed when we are youth, how can we pretend that can properly run when you are old? A constant even in the name of the three kata in this series is the speed. If we understand that once the practice began at age 10 or before it is possible to have a student working on other techniques for 10 or 20 years before coming to these forms but today, where the youngest exceed twenties, what sense does it expect to be octogenarian to start this practice supposedly faster? Bangai Sanbon: Hayanami, Raiden and Jin Rai. The train continued with a hard review of the forms 3rd, 4th and 5th of the second series Tate Hiza no Bu and its multiple henka waza: Inazuma, Ukigumo and Oroshi. In the afternoon we continued the first kata of the third series Oku Iai Iwaza: Kasumi, ending with the last of the koryu kata iaijutsu: Itomagoi sono san, with multiple henka waza.

Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Tachi Uchi no Kurai Nanahon no Kata: Dokumyôken. Uchidachi Sekiguchi Kenryû – Shidachi Sekiguchi Katsumoto.

In Ryoen Ryû nagintajutsu  we started the practice with part of shidachi forms 1st, 7th, 8th and 10th of the first series Shoden no Bu: Minamo, Naginta Koju, Naginata Zôri and Fuji San. From there we went to study two forms of the third series Tora no Bu: Nishiki Goromo (2nd) and Funa Watashi (7th) the difficulty of the latter is very high and spectacular, especially in kumitachi. Today we also study Reiho of the school and the ceremony-kata Shiho Giri - Shiho Barai with the singing of the poem Rôei. Finally we had the luck of training Shimizu sensei kata: Naginata Mai, where we had to implement all we learned in the previous day seminar.

                                                    Good feelings and good food to make new energies for the keiko.

August 6: Fifth Day of Spain Gasshuku iaijutsu - naginatajutsu:
Today practice of Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu went back to basics by practicing the six first forms of Seiza no Bu: Mae, Migi, Hidari, Ushiro, Yae Gaki and Ukenagashi. The origins are very important, Sekiguchi sensei often refers to the term onkoshichin, that means learn the old things to understand the things to come. In this context, today Sekiguchi sensei told us about the history of Koryu, making special mention of when the school was introduced in the han of Tosa. Jukucho told anecdotes and important passages of the previous Sôke and representatives of Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryu, speacially about the work of the 19th Representative Kono Kanemitsu sensei. In ancient times warriors of Tosa were feared and respected, that same attitude we ought to have to make any form of Koryu since we are his heirs, and we must honor them with every movement, powerful and elegant. The practice of the day continued with the study of a technique already seen the day before, Oku Iai: Itomagoi sono san. The remaining hours were devoted to practice in pairs of the first series of Tachi Uchi no Kurai kumitachi Nanahon no Kata: De Ai, Kobushidori, Zetsumyôken, Dokumyôken, Tsuba Dome, Ukenagashi and Mappô.

                                                    Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Tachi Uchi no Kurai Nanahon no Kata

In Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu the first series Shoden Kumitachi: Minamo, Do Giri, Shingetsu sono ni, Musô, Sempu sono ichi, sono ni, Zashô and Fuji San. Today is dedicated to kata where you run, and therefore could not miss the shape of the second series Ryû no Bu: Ryûen. Like the previous day also ended the workout with the ceremony Shiho Giri - Shiho Barai. In the training of Shimizu sensei showed us etiquette and ways to bow and exchange weapons.

The picture after the embukai: Iaijutsu and naginatajutsu group, the Karate and Okinawa Kobudo group and the authorities of Benissa and Valencia.

August 7: Sixth Day of Spain Gasshuku iaijutsu - naginatajutsu:
In Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu we trained six first kata of the second series of Koryu, Tate Hiza no Bu: Yokogumo, Tora no Issoku, Inazuma, Ukigumo and Oroshi. Finally we perform the kata Hayanuki Chuden Morote.
We also had the opportunity to practice the five kata of Tôhô series. This series, called Tôhô Gohon is composed and maintained today as the traditional method of teaching in Zen Nihon Iaido Renmei. Each kata corresponds to one of the schools of iai and kenjutsu more popular: Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryu, Mugai Ryu, Shinto Munen Ryu, Sui O Ryu and Hoki Ryu. In our school, this series has been practiced as part of the study and improvement of iai since the time of the 20th Representative Onoe Masamitsu sensei.

                                                            Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Tate Hiza no Bu: Ukigumo.

In Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu we perform all the kata of Shoden Kumitachi series as followed: Minamo, Do Giri, Shingetsu, Musô, Sempu sono ichi, sono ni, Musubi Kiri, Naginata Koju, Naginata Zôri, Zashô and Fuji San: The train followed with the first three forms of the third series Tora no Bu: Hi Omote, Nishiki Goromo and Futae no Nagiri to end with Naginata Mai.

                       The kenshi family having a good time with a delicious ice cream in the central square of Benissa.

August 8: Seventh Day of Spain Gasshuku iaijutsu - naginatajutsu:
Today was a special day, we had an intense keiko iai and naginata to prepare for a embu for the political authorities of Benissa and the President of the Valencian Federation of Karate.
For 5 of the 7 days Gasshuku iaijutsu-naginatajutsu we train at the same time in other room with the course of Shito Ryu and Okinawa Kobudo of Zen Okinawa Karatedo Kobudo under the direction of José Miguel Gómez Calderat sensei (7th Dan) and organized by Francisco Ivars (3rd Dan). In embu delighted us with Shito Ryu karate kata and Okinawa Kobudo weapons using: Bo, Sai, Nunchaku, and Kama. In this case I am especially proud of my brother Diego Sala (1st Dan) who performed the Nunchaku kata Kihon Ni.
For our part the embu continued like this:
Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu:
Seiza no Bu: Yae Gaki (5th) and Tsukekomi (8th)
Tate Hiza no Bu: Ukigumo (4th), Oroshi (5th), Iwanami (6th) and Takiotoshi (9th).
Oku Iai Iwaza: Kasumi (1st).
Tachi Uchi no Kurai Nanahon no Kata (complete series): De Ai, Kobushidori, Zetsumyôken, Dokumyôken, Tsuba Dome, Ukenagashi and Mappô.

Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Tachi Uchi no Kurai Nanahon no Kata: Mappô. Uchidachi Sekiguchi Kenryû – Shidachi Sekiguchi Katsumoto.

Sekiguchi sensei, preformed the following embu:
Bangai Sanbon: Hayanami (1st), Raiden (2nd).
Bangai Gohon: Kesa Guruma (3rd), Taki Guruma (4th).
Oku Iai: Itomagoi sono san  (13th).

             Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Oku Iai: Itomagoi sono san. 21st Sekiguchi Komei sensei.

In Ryoen Ryû naginatajutsu the embu went as follows:
Shiho Giri - Shiho Barai.
Tora no Bu: Hisho (6th)
Shoden no Bu: Shingetsu sono ni (3rd) and Musô (4th).
Ryû no Bu: Ryûen (3rd).
Shoden Kumitachi: Minamo (1st) Do Giri (2nd), Sempu sono ni (5th) and Fuji San (10th).
Shimizu sensei made ​​also an embu:
Ryû no Bu: Kogarashi.

                 Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu. Ryû no Bu: Kogarashi. Ryûsô Shimizu Nobuko sensei.
Throughout the day we were training and reviewing the kata we were going to do in the Embu and the dynamics and protocol to be followed in accordance with the premises of demonstrations Komei Juku.

August 9: Eighth Day of Spain Gasshuku iaijutsu - naginatajutsu:
This was the last day of Gasshuku of Spain, this time conducted an intensive keiko without lunch breaks.
In Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu we practice the most advanced forms of iaijutsu, Oku Iai Tachiwaza: Yukizure, Tsuredachi, Sô Makuri, Sô Dome, Shinobu, Yukichigai, Sodesurigaeshi, Moniri, Ukenagashi, Kabezoe and also spending some time in henka waza and chôtôjutsu.

Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû: Tachi Uchi no Kurai Nanahon no Kata: Tsuba Dome. Uchidachi Sekiguchi Kenryû – Shidachi Sekiguchi Katsumoto.

In Ryoen Ryû naginatajutsu. We began the practice with Naginata Mai followed by Shiho Giri Shiho Barai + Rôei. Shimizu sensei currently accepted a personal request on kata I had more questions, so we ended the practice keiko with Tora no Bu Kumitachi: Nihen Gaeshi (5th) and Funa Watashi (7th).

August 10: Farewell seminar.
On this day we took the sensei to Valencia where we wish you a safe journey to Japan, as a gift get us hundreds of corrections and lessons learned in these 8 days Gasshuku with 9 hours of intensive training. As in previous years, the promise could not be another than train, train and more train so that the next time you see us can be proud of the Spain group. As I said at the beginning of the report, only when the sensei fly back we realize how lucky we were to receive such ancient teachings and of such quality information directly from the source and the leaders of both schools of iai-naginata. Now it is our responsibility to train these teachings to not forget and to continue perpetuating what the sensei so kindly taught us in these days. As for gratitude, I must first thank my family to support my mother in seminary and my father to do the work of service and great paella master, without them this conference, like many others, would not have been possible.

                                                My father of budô, my mother, father, brother and uncle…my family.

Thanks also to the City Council of Benissa for giving trainees the lodge, and the Department of Sports with Arturo Poquet and Pere Tent. Without their collaboration to offer accommodation and location of seminars train so minority such as koryû not be possible.
Thanks to all attendees, especially Sekiguchi Katsumoto (Martin Arguello) to come and train to Spain from Buenos Aires (Argentina). I learned a lot from him during inside and outside of practice, it is very instructive to talk with a representative of another country and exchange experiences and knowledge.
Every year, many thanks to Makita Minori (Sekiguchi Seisui - Ryôen Rinka) came from Normandy (France). Her help in the keiko and in the translation (when my Japanese or Jorge falls short) is highly valued by all, and their support outside the dojo, helping in the care of the sensei making them feel as home despite the distance.
And thanks to all members of Komei Juku Spain both Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû and Ryôen Ryû for sharing these hours of sweat and train in Benissa, for helping in the organization and management of the seminar and especially help the Gasshuku enjoyed a fun family atmosphere both inside and outside the dojo in the restaurant, in the village square having some ice cream with jokes sessions, karaoke and other follies with which we offer the remaining strength day after keiko day.
Now …time to train ... ^ _ ^
Hombuchô Spain.

Sekiguchi Kenryū - Ryoen Ryuko.