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Shin Hagakure in Spanish - Book launch

On April 25th at 7p.m. in Bueno Aires (Argentina), at the Borges Cultural Center in the Williams Audience Hall was released the Spanish version of "Shinhagakure - Thoughts of a Modern Samurai."
The book in its Spanish version was edited in Argentina by Niten Cultural Institute itself, there are two volumes where Sensei Jorge Kishikawa shaped his experiences of more than 40 years of training with the Sword and interaction with Traditional Masters of Japan. Shinhagakure (meaning "new Hagakure" and it"s a reference to Yamamoto Tsunetomo"s famous book) carries the Combat energy from the Samurais and proposes itself like a compass that helps the reader to orient himself to face and overcome the problems of life, both professional and personal.

It was a gala event to receive Sensei Jorge Kishikawa, author of the book, who transmitted to all the participants his excitement by this new possibility of spreading his message in its whole shape to everyone who speaks Spanish. His kindness and warmth conquered everyone at the ceremony, and they didn"t stop asking for photos and autographs in his books.

I should mention the significant presence of the Japanese community in Argentina, such as Sensei Gustavo Aoki (Master of Tea Ceremony of the Urasenki School), Sergio Kaneshima (President of the Nichia Gakuin Japanese School Committee) and Venerable Sempo Oshiro (Buddhist Monk of Soto Zen Buddhism School from Japan) that brightened the day with his presence and words. Also present were representatives of Argentine clubs and government entities, such as Mr. Gustavo Angelucci (GEBA) and Dr. Mariano Javier Ortega (Lomas de Zamora´s Health Ministry).

The words of Argentina´s General Coordinator, Joel Correa da Silva, vibrated with recognition to Sensei by the greatness realized when writing the Shinhagakure. During the event, there were also moments of emotion when Mariano Díaz Barbosa, writer, and student of the Institute, read to the participants some chosen pieces of Sensei"s work.

We believe that from this moment the Shinhagakure will be an essential and accessible reading for all the people of the Spanish language who seek to develop values such as Courage, Compassion, Loyalty and that strive day to day to reach their potential.


16 TBIK 4 - KENJUTSU Finals

Finalists of the Graduated Category

Instructor Gilberto received the Champion of the Day Award, Trip to the United States and Mexico!

Gilberto Vs. Marques - Tsuki (Lunge in the neck)

Marques Vs. Adeval

Marques Vs. Gilberto

Silva Vs. Gilberto

Pedro Irii Vs. Marques

Holschuh (Campinas)

Gilberto Vs. Danilo

Silva Vs. Massao

Pedro Irii Vs. Estevão

Silva Vs. Massao - Graduated´s Shiai in the 16º TBIK
Tsuka Tsuki (Lunge on the opponent"s neck with the sword shaft)


How to be approved in Polytechnic School

Recently I was approved at the college entrance examination of the Polytechnic School of USP (São Paulo University, one of the best universities in Brazil) in computer engineering, and Sensei asked me to share this experience of being approved without being absent from Niten.
One of the first Golden Moments I saw, and also one of the most remarkable to me, was when Sensei taught about "what should be done, and what shouldn"t be done." He said: "if you do what must be done, and not do what should not be done, " I would already be very well, compared to the others.
But "to say" is something very different than actually "doing" it, and I remember Sensei saying, "If it were easy like that, there wouldn"t be such a Golden Moment," and that"s where Niten makes the difference.
Going to practice regularly, listening to Sensei"s Golden Moments, and the energy of the path"s warriors is what motivated me the most during the journey of college entrance exam, and I realized that when I didn"t go, I got softer, lazier, and left the commitments aside, many times.
So, if you are going to do these exams, do not forget to go to the training because of your studies. On the contrary, go to practice to help with your studies!
Arigatou Gozaimashita - Suguiyama (Vila Mariana Dojo)

On the right, Suguiyama approved in Engineering at the Polytechnic School from USP (Sao Paulo University). On the left, Pedro approved in Medical School at the same university.


Samurai Day 2018 3

"Konichiwa! Shitsureishimassu!
Congratulations to you Sensei!!!
Omedetou Gozaimasu!
Before Niten, I walked lost in the fog, aimlessly, lost in this modern world.
But far away I saw a lighthouse, and it was Sensei who leads me to a new land full of millennial teachings.
Thank you Sensei for letting me be part of this Samurai family called Niten!
Thank you for your courage for teaching Bushido!
Thank you for polishing us and sharing the Golden Moments!
Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!
Sayonara Arigato Gozaimasu, Sensei."
Ícaro RJ- Governador Island.


Samurai Day 2018 2 - Kussarigama

Sensei Demonstrates Kussarigama Techniques
Style Shinkage Ryu Kussarigama jutsu


Samurai Day 2018 1

The April 24th is the day to celebrate among Warriors!

After the Iaijutsu training, we´ve met at the Hokkaido dojo to celebrate our day and Sensei Jorge Kishikawa´s!

“Samurai day” was instituted in 2007 in São Paulo city and later in Piracicaba, Ribeirão Preto, Campinas. Moreover, the states of Paraná, Amazonas and Santa Catarina honored Sensei Jorge Kishikawa for spreading the warrior tradition from the Samurai sword, the KOBUDO and the Samurai´s philosophy, the BUSHIDO, all over Brazil.

Two legacies that were the key foundations for Japan´s development and to make it one of the most important and respected nations in the world.
O dia escolhido para essa homenagem é 24 de Abril, data de nascimento do Sensei.

Arigatou Gozaimashita for the presence of all.
May we continue along this path of Honor, courage, and joy!

Gambate Kudasai Samurais from Niten!


16th TBIK (Brazilian Individual Kobudo Tournment) - Results

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RESULTS OF 16th TBIK (Brazilian Individual Kobudo Tournment)

YOYONEN - up to 7 years BEGINNERS
1st Luiza - Vila Mariana
1st Bertollo - Ana Rosa
1st Leonardo - Ana Rosa
1st Gabriel - Ana Rosa

YOYONEN - up to 11 years
1st Chen - Ana Rosa
2nd Rebecka - Ana Rosa
3rd Pietro - Vila Mariana
3rd Menino - Santo André

1st Yoshimitsu - Vila Mariana
2nd Mikki - Vila Mariana
3rd Eric - Sorocaba
3rd Ichiro - Ana Rosa

1st Guilherme - Campinas / Rovere - Ponta Grossa
2nd Amargos - Sumaré / Webber - Brooklin
3rd Ivan - Juiz de Fora / Drawin - Belo Horizonte
3rd Gilberto - Ana Rosa / Kimura - Ana Rosa

1st Hideo - Rio de Janeiro / Danilo - Campinas
2nd Amargos - Sumaré / Webber - Brooklin
3rd Guilherme - Campinas / Holschuh - Campinas
3rd Marques - Sumaré / Massao - Sumaré

1st Gilberto - Ana Rosa
2nd Holschuh - Campinas
3rd Kimura - Ana Rosa
3rd Danilo - Campinas

1st Menino - Santo André
2nd Coelho - Belo Horizonte
3rd Emílio - Sorocaba
3rd Rafael - Ana Rosa

1st Albuquerque - Jundiaí / Freitas - Tucuruví
2nd Takeo - Santo André
3rd Suzuki - Ribeirão Preto / Brígido - Rio de Janeiro
3rd Dalla Pria -Tatuapé / Couto -Tatuapé

1st Albuquerque - Jundiaí / Freitas - Tucuruví
2nd Suma - Sumaré / Arcieri - Santo André
3rd Batalha - Campinas / Pinheiro - Rio de Janeiro
3rd Fiusa - Sumaré / Bergamini - Vila Mariana

JOJUTSU 5th+ Kyu
1st Danilo - Campinas / Holschuh - Campinas
2nd Albuquerque - Jundiaí / Freitas - Tucuruví
3rd Toshi - Sumaré / Paiva - Tucuruví
3rd Rovere - Ponta Grossa / Tech - Ribeirão Preto

IAIJUTSU 0 - 7th Kyu
1st Kazuo - Vila Mariana
2nd Neubauer - Itaim
3rd Emílio - Sorocaba
3rd Theo - Santos

1st Dallacqua - Santo André
2nd Cavalheiro - Porto Alegre
3rd Assano - Vila Leopoldina
3rd Kazuo - Vila Mariana

1st VIdal - Curitiba
2nd Yuki - Vila Mariana
3rd Scarlett - Ana Rosa
3rd Petersen - Porto Alegre

1st Drawin - Belo Horizonte
2nd Gabriella - Belo Horizonte
3rd Kimura - Ana Rosa
3rd Sayuri - Ana Rosa
1st Malerba - Santo André
2nd Oliveira - Jundiaí
3rd Toshio - Ana Rosa
3rd Kikue - Ana Rosa

1st Marília - Vila Mariana
2nd Moliterno - Sumaré
3rd Scarlett - Ana Rosa
3rd Sayuri - Ana Rosa

1st Toshi - Sumaré
2nd Mikki - Vila Mariana
3rd Luciana - Vila Mariana
3rd Kurosawa - Santana

1st Ana Lúcia - Vila Leopoldina
2nd Kate - Sorocaba
3rd Silvia - Sumaré
3rd Larissa - Campinas

1st Hori - Vila Mariana
2nd Lúcio - Ana Rosa
3rd Kimura - Ana Rosa
3rd Akazawa - Taubaté

1st Shiroma - Tucuruví
2nd Ferrão - Ana Rosa
3rd Castellani - Ana Rosa
3rd Gallinaro - Ana Rosa

1st Liparizi - Belo Horizonte
2nd Shiroma - Tucuruví
3rd Kimura - Ana Rosa
3rd Yoshida - Sorocaba

1st Assano - Vila Leopoldina
2nd Ortega - Tucuruví
3rd Kenji - Vila Mariana
3rd Freitas - Tucuruví

1st Rafael - Chile
2nd Frade - Rio de Janeiro
3rd Verzini - Ana Rosa
3rd Suguiyama - Vila Mariana

1st Emílio - Sorocaba
2nd Lucio - Ana Rosa
3rd Dalla Pria -Tatuapé
3rd Vital - Ana Rosa

KENJUTSU 3rd 2nd Kyu MEN´S
1st Pedro - Ana Rosa
2nd Paiva - Tucuruví
3rd Dallacqua - Santo André
3rd Demberg - Ana Rosa

1st Gilberto - Ana Rosa
2nd Marques - Sumaré
3rd Silva - Itaim
3rd Holschuh - Campinas

Freitas - Tucuruví


Samurai Day


Ohayou Niten,
Ohayou to everyone,

Today is the Samurai Day....Samurai!
This word has a tremendous importance in my personal experience, in my life.
Thanks to the teachings from these warriors that I have achieved so many things in my life, and get until here.
Honor, Loyalty, Justice, Wisdom, Compassion and essentially the Courage to overcome this life which is not easy at all.

I wrote in my book Shin Hagakure: "Life is not a bed of roses"; so we need a compass ... this compass is the samurai culture for me ... this compass is the sword, for the Niten students.
I want to celebrate this day with you all. And those who aren´t yet a samurai warrior, I want to invite to try out how good it is to be a samurai warrior.
I will transmit a phrase from a monk Nissen Shounin, that worth for those 25 years that I have spent at the Niten Institute: "It is okay to be hated if the sincere feeling of helping others remains until the end."
(he repeats)
"It is okay to be hated if the sincere feeling of helping others remains until the end."
Thanks to this thought I could be able to be understood.
Thanks to that we´ll move forward, bringing happiness and liberation for all of our students.