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25-Oct-2017

Musashi in Brazil!

On my last trip to Japan, I´ve met Musashi Sensei once again.
This time, the hurricane Lan almost prevented the reunion, but everything worked out, and I was able to visit the Kumamoto Castle, which was partially destroyed by the earthquake in the last year, and wasn"t fully restored yet.
Musashi Sensei was very healthy, and I could realise about that in the Kaiseki Ryori tasting in the private lounge.
Among several issues, such as the beginning of the Niten Ichi Ryu in the United States and the 1st Pan Americano Meeting, I invited him to come (to Brazil) next year, for the most representative event of all times, in terms of the Samurai combat : The 1st Kenjutsu´s World Tournament, in October 2018.
Musashi Sensei showed a lot of interest, but due to his advanced age (434 years), ended up declining the invitation with these exciting words:
"The Katas and the Combat, although distinct from one another, they can"t be separated, and Kenjutsu Combat makes this fusion between them. Keep perpetuating our Samurai legacy!"
And so, before finishing up our meal, he took a sip of sake, and looked deep into my eyes and said:
"I will send my successor, Yoshimoti Kiyoshi Soke, to represent me in this hugely significant event.
Hope that my students present to the world the best Samurai fighting ever!"



21-Oct-2017

16th TBEK - Results




Results of the 16th Brazilian Team Tournament of Kobudô



KENJUTSU YOYONEN
5 to 10 years


1º - Gold
Menino - Santo André
Guilherme - Santos
Luciano - Ana Rosa

2º - Silver
Rebeck - Ana Rosa
Maximilien - Ana Rosa
Leonardo - Ana Rosa




KENJUTSU JUNIOR
11 to 13 years


1º - Gold
Tiago - Vial mariana
Raphaella - Santos
Kevin - Ana Rosa
Kazuo - Vila Mariana
Puig - Vila Mariana

2º - Silver
Takemitsu - Ana Rosa
Ichiro - Ana Rosa
Dimitri - Ana Rosa
Murilo - Campinas




KENJUTSU JUNIOR
14 to 17 years


1º - Gold
Torres - Campo Grande
Miki - Vila Mariana
Cunha - Vila Mariana

2º - Silver
Cindy - Vila Mariana
Theo - Santos
Freire - Campo Grande

3º - Bronze
Takeo - Santo André
Masako - Ana Rosa
Rodrigues - Santo André

3º - Bronze
Nishihara - Campinas
Isadora - Santos
Schuster - Campinas




KENJUTSU
No Bogu


1º - Gold
Alexi - Itaim

2º - Silver
Monica - Santo André




KENJUTSU WOMEN´S


1º - Gold
Toshi - Sumaré
Dias - São José dos Campos

2º - Silver
Cindy - Vila Mariana
Miki - Vila Mariana

3º - Bronze
Ana Lucia - Vila Leopoldina
Isadora - Santos
Masako - Ana Rosa

3º - Bronze
Mariana - Santos
Luciana - Vila Mariana
Kaory - Jundiaí




KENJUTSU SENIOR

1º - Gold
Batalha - Campinas
Lucio - Ana Rosa
Vermaas - Campinas
Neubauer - Itaim

2º - Silver
Impieri - Rio de Janeiro
Cesar - Guarulhos
Guimarães - São José dos Campos
Souza - Ribeirão
Carvalho - Santos




KENJUTSU MEN´S
0 - 5º Kyu


1º - Gold
Cuomo - Ana Rosa
Pereira - Sorocaba
Verzine - Ana Rosa
Kaiser - Ana Rosa
Uyeda - Ana Rosa
Esteves - Sumaré

2º - Silver
Nomura - Botucatu
Guimarães - São José dos Campos
Rodrigues - São José dos Campos
Luis - São José dos Campos
Fiusa - Sumaré

3º - Bronze
Dalla Pria - Tatuapé
Tadeu - Guarulhos
Seara - São Paulo
Neubauer - Itaim
Luz - Sumaré

3º - Bronze
Akio - Ana Rosa
Tengan - Ana Rosa
Rocha - Itaim
Assano - Vila Leopoldina
Ikuta - Itaim

KENJUTSU MEN´S
4º Kyu and above


1º - Gold
Silva - Itaim
Gilberto - Ana Rosa
Melo - Vila Mariana
Ruy - Tatuapé
Peter - Rio de janeiro

2º - Silver
Marques - Sumaré
Massao - Sumaré
Meloni - Sumaré
Ekman - Sumaré
Amargos - Sumaré

3º - Bronze
Danilo - Campinas
Holschuh - Campinas
Guilherme - Campinas
Batalha - Campinas
Fernando - Campinas

3º - Bronze
Estevão - Butantã
Donegá - Ribeirão
Guerreiro - Ribeirão
Neves - Santos
Siqueira - Santos




JOJUTSU
1º - Gold
Marques - Sumaré/Massao - Sumaré
Rocha - Itaim/Fiusa - Sumaré
Dalla Pria - Tatuapé/Freitas - Tucuruvi

2º - Silver
Bernardo - BH/Guilherme - Campinas
Suzuki - Ribeirão/Souza - Ribeirão
Emilio - Sorocaba/Albuquerque - Tatuapé

3º - Bronze
Danilo - Campinas/Holschuh - Campinas
Silva - Itaim/Batalha - Campinas
Peter - Rio de Janeiro/Ana Lucia - V. Leopoldina

3º - Bronze
Toshi - Sumaré/Paiva - Tucuruvi
Tengan - Ana Rosa/Gilberto - Vila Mariana
Todesco - Sorocaba/Arcieri - Santo André
Takeo - Santo André/Roger - Santo André




IAIJUTSU
0 - 5º Kyu


1º - Gold
Silva - Itaim
Nishihara - Campinas
Schuster - Campinas
Fernando - Campinas
Assano - Vila Leopoldina

2º - Silver
Neves - Santos
Hada - Santos
Theo - Santos
Hideaki - Ana Rosa
Levi - Santos

3º - Bronze
Akio - Ana Rosa
Torres - Campo Grande
Oshiro - Campo Grande
Ichiro - Ana Rosa
Luciana - Vila Mariana

3º - Bronze
Arcieri - Santo André
Trombetti - Ana Rosa
Dalla Pria - Tatuapé
Verzine - Ana Rosa




IAIJUTSU
4º Kyu and above


1º - Gold
Albuquerque - Tatuapé
Ana Lucia - Vila Leopoldina

2º - Silver
Gilberto - Ana Rosa
Ruy - Tatuapé
Takemitsu - Ana Rosa

3º - Bronze
Paiva - Tucuruvi
Holschuh - Campinas

3º - Bronze
Siqueira - Santos
Midori - Ana Rosa
Toshi - Sumaré





18-Sep-2017

Diamond Moments at Nippon - Part 3

The location offered silence and beauty so that the concentration and softness manifested in each strike, each orientation from Senpais or Sensei. My body does not let me forget what this Gashuku was all about: spirit renewal!






























The Diamond Moments echo in my kokoro (heart, emotions) and at each moment I reflect if I"m not acting in one of the archetypes that Sensei mentioned. I felt that I have yet much to better myself, but the joy is even bigger when I realize that Sensei is generously showing us the Path to travel. With pain always comes a smile.
The girls, after hours of intensive training in the afternoon, even though very tired, still showed signs of happiness and satisfaction!"
Toshi Nagumo (Sumaré Dojo)


15-Sep-2017

Diamond Moments at Nippon - Part 2

"The Diamond Moments were a invaluable gift.
Yesterday"s night, I reviewed the teachings with my family and, having finished it, I heard a comment saying: "imagine those teachings in Sensei"s voice!"...











... Though the diamonds shine less in our hands, they still transmit Sensei"s energy and wisdom, even after so many miles, so many hours of travel, it was still possible to bring home intact a part of its brilliance and energy."- Durval (Juiz de Fora Dojo, MG, Brazil)






















12-Sep-2017

Diamond Moments at Nippon – Part 1


While I was listening (and taking notes!) on that Diamond Moments I recognized that several times I was caught fitting on those profiles of “people that don’t reach progression” in the Way. I cannot say that was negative, because from that moment I could realize the issues I can – and shall – change in my life.



The point that really amazed me in this Gashuku (intensive practice) was the moment that I noticed how dedicated Sensei is with his disciples and students: no matter if he is teaching you the correct steps of a Iaijutsu Kata, or a correct position (kamae) during a Kenjutsu combat – it is, however, mainly showing us how the hidden details really matters and will really make the difference that you feel Sensei’s dedication.




Today I notice that after hiking up the Mountain to live side by side with the Master that this is the path I will follow on the Way of the Sword in order to become a better person and citizen.
Fontes (Porto Alegre Dojo, RS, Brazil)



22-Aug-2017

September Gashuku




16-Aug-2017

Yamato Day 2














"On the cold weather, emotions warmed the body. As Japanese descendent, I felt privileged to learn about my ancestors" (Teruo, from Ponta Grossa City, Paraná State, Brazil)

"This was my induction to a Yamato event and I felt honored and thankful to Sensei for sharing so many deep details about the Japanese culture with us from a Western culture. I try to consolidate the whole event in one single word: new. A lot of new information learned, and I felt renewed myself, over and over again" (Antunes, from Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil).























"I substituted anxiety by serenity, uncertainty by determination and a certain of will to keep learning more and more. These were the lessons that I learned in this event" (Botinhão, from Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil).

"During the practice sessions, all the details and secrets of each Kihon and Kata proved that Sensei is our true link with Japan. I was really missing this feeling of exhaustion at the end of the practice – an exhaustion over all body, but at no time at the mind and spirit.
Mind and spirit both were burning!" (Tengan, from Ana Rosa Dojo, at São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil).

"The Kobudo is still entirely alive in Niten and we are studding old traditions with a Swordmaster that pushes us to go further and longer" (Saraiva, from the Ilha do Governador Dojo, Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil).



















14-Aug-2017

Yamato Day 1

"For sure, my ancestors went through many difficult situations in order to to create conditions that would benefit my generation, and it wouldn’t be fair to waste this favorable time or forget the past. Niten, in my opinion, has this role to show us the direction so we don’t lose our time, and in such event we have the opportunity to recover the memory of our people."
Suzuki (Ribeirão Preto)



"At the beginning of Jojutsu training, there´s tsune-no-kamae- the fortress of the everyday life: strengthen the day-to-day spirit"
Holschuh (Campinas)




"I felt that Yamato Day was very important, for telling a real situation and that, within the family of Japanese descendants, probably many of them has gone through several situations presented in the film." Nakano (Sorocaba)




"That’s what we´re searching for, inside the dojo and in life. To understand the Tansei in every action and refine the thought and spirit to live fully, with happiness, with real friendship."
Ivan (Juiz de Fora)






"I feel great to be a part of the Instituto Niten, fundamental space of society where the history and lessons learned never get lost."
Neubauer (Vila Mariana)






"As Sensei said in Brasilia: Strategist doesn’tt choose a weapon. This Gashuku was the opportunity to study less usual weapons and the katas, for us to give one more step on the Path that we chose to tread."
Erik (Brasília)




"Yamato Day was a true call to awareness. And the overwhelming need to seek the truth, even beyond our own convictions, as said Friedrich Nietzsche said, "convictions are more dangerous enemies to truth than lies”.
Barreto (Ana Rosa)




"I was seized by a dubious feeling of sadness, by the silent suffering of past generations who had to abandon their identity to survive, and at the same time I felt joy, knowing that in the Niten we redeemed this feeling under a new light, to nourish and strengthen the new generations."
Shindi (Curitiba)




"At the beginning of the day, Sensei told us about wasting life, and thanks to Niten, there’s a Golden Moment that marked me, The TADATI NI, I always try to rectify my spirit for now, because the winds always change."
Brígido (Rio de Janeiro)





"My jichan (grandfather) gave the pillow to the dog and kept himself sleeping in the rice sack. Good memories!
Domo arigatou gozaimashita Sensei, for helping us to understand a little bit better our ancestors."
Kiryu (Campinas)



Japanese surrender Flag in the Philippines

"Having the opportunity to live all this and still receive the "gift" from Sensei (the flag) is priceless."
Patrick (Brasilia)





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