There are many who pursue the daily practice of bujutsu (or budo) as a means to temper their spirit. Training in bujutsu, or performing bujutsu tanren is one way of knowing yourself both physically and mentally.
Through the development of a body suitable for bujutsu, forging it in a manner according to the principles that are the foundation of bujutsu, absorbing and learning how to use the body through contact training and finally through the never ending cycle of experimentation/innovation we seek to create a core within our bodies that is jutsu. That is the purpose of tanren.
The Aunkai bujutsu class does not place any emphasis on repetition of empty movements or techniques. Instead, we aim to give our students the physical tools to forge a bujutsu body able to bring its own imperfections to light, address them, and come to its own answers—all of this eventually leads the practitioner down their own path in the Martial Way. To do this, we follow roughly the curriculum outlined below:
- Creating Foundation: Realization of principles within the body.
- Contact Training 1: How to use forces against an opponent.
- Contact Training 2: Sanda, sparring, etc.
- Bujutsu: Applications of the above.
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