Settlement of succession in the Hokushin Ittô-ryû Hyôhô and certain implications

In the classical martial schools (ryûha) the settlement of succession is of utmost importance. The main concern is, who will lead the school and how the teachings will be transmitted for following generations. In our ryûha this decision was pending and the announcement was published this week. On March 26th 2016 the current 6th Sôke (Ôtsuka … Mehr Settlement of succession in the Hokushin Ittô-ryû Hyôhô and certain implications

Autumn seminar 2015 of the Hokushin Ittô-ryû Hyôhô in the Chiba-Dôjô Munich

That was: Wow! The autumn seminar of the Hokushin Ittô-ryû Hyôhô was held from October 13th – 18th 2015 in the Chiba-Dôjô Munich. As always, the 6th Sôke Ôtsuka Yôichirô Masanori undertook the long journey from Japan to teach us together with Saikô-Shihan Ôtsuka Ryûnosuke Masatomo (Menkyo-Kaiden). Again, it was an outstanding and hard seminar … Mehr Autumn seminar 2015 of the Hokushin Ittô-ryû Hyôhô in the Chiba-Dôjô Munich

Rezension „Old School, expanded edition (2014)“ von Ellis Amdur

(Please find the link to the english translation at the end of this article) Ellis Amdur hat nach über zehn Jahren eine erweiterte Version seines erfolgreichen Buches „Old School“ veröffentlicht. Mit einer gewissen Verspätung habe ich mir nun das Buch ebenfalls besorgt und möchte hier eine deutsche Rezension beisteuern. Es gibt bereits verschiedene Reviews des … Mehr Rezension „Old School, expanded edition (2014)“ von Ellis Amdur

Dôjô-Biraki and winter seminar of the Hokushin Ittô-ryû Hyôhô in Munich (January 2015)

A short statement beforehand: It’s a real pleasure to see how the student base  became stronger and bigger in the past few years! Especially in reference to the fact that the school got a good foothold in different european countries. But more about that later. On January 9th 2015, the Dôjô-Biraki of the Chiba-Dôjô Munich was … Mehr Dôjô-Biraki and winter seminar of the Hokushin Ittô-ryû Hyôhô in Munich (January 2015)