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Thoughts and comments by Sensei Jorge Kishkawa

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    "To be honest I thought that I would suffer at the beginning of this week since I was very tired and had some muscle pain, but I was surprised and happy to wake up monday full of energy, disposition and yearning for the next class."- Luciana (Unidade Vila Mariana)

    "To spend the weekend living alongside colleagues from distant regions, Senpais and Sensei is always full of good emotions and memories and fills you with the energy to continue firmly in the Path and to continue practicing hard until the next event. Every time I leave São Paulo I feel sad for going far away from Sensei but also very happy for the opportunity to spend these few days with my Master." - Petersen (Unidade Porto Alegre)

    "They say that when in danger our primal reaction is to flee.
    During this Gashuku, ome of the moments that stuck with my was during the kakarigueiko with Sensei. When receiving Sensei's attacks with the two swords the image of a Tiger's fatal blow appeared in my mind, with a feroucious energy and quickly cutting my jugular with his claws. I felt like I would not even managed to react to an attack like that, much less survive."
    - Kate (Dojo Sorocaba - SP - Brazil)

    "Because we are all aiming for our improvement and we have a lot to achieve in our paths, I believe that one of the greatest learnings I have had is to aim for balance between demand and expectation of what is the correct way to do things. To discover how to stretch the string of a guitar so that it produces the most beautiful musics, within its own structure and improvement level.
    And also in a legitimate way, recognizing that at that given moment and path we can share something that will allow us to grow more than we would've if we were alone."
    - Romeiro (Unidade Brasilia)



    "At the end, when Sensei rang the bell for the mokuso, a feeling of peace took over me end the only things that existed were me and the sound of the bell, slowly disappearing.
    This was the most significant feeling in this gashuku and that I had not yet experienced."
    - Ana Lucia (Dojo Vila Mariana - SP - Brazil)

    "A important moment for me in this gashuku was during the first Sekiguchi Ryu class, when Sensei called everyone in the event to reiterate the importance of the Iaijutsu by saying that everyone that really seeks to follow the path of the Samurai, must also practice the Iaijutsu". - Matta (Dojo Ponta Grossa - PR - Brazil)

    "We overcome the cold: those who came from warmer regions and were not used to cold temperatures, and even we from the south and the Argentinians that are used to the cold had a tough time during the night and in the morning cooper." - Gabriele (Dojo Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil)



    Japan may be the only country in the world that still practice this specific training, focused in spiritual strength: the Kangeiko.

    寒 Kan = cold
    稽古 Keiko = Training

    This training goes back to the end of the Edo period, 200 years ago, when in a time of peace, the Spirit of the Samurai warrior was no longer what it once was.
    In order to maintain this Spirit some measures to strengthen it and elevate it were taken, and the Kangeiko was one of them.
    The Kangeiko occurred on the coldest days of winter, so that the Samurai had to practice furiously and with resilience, and thus overcoming their limits, surviving the times of peace with dignity.

    To this end, the Niten annually performs the Kangeiko.


    15th TBIK - Kenjutsu 4

    Kenjutsu 1st Kyu and Above - Vaz X Gilberto


    15th TBIK - Goshinjutsu

    Goshinjutsu - Marques and Massao


    15th TBIK - Jojutsu


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