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16º TBEK - KENJUTSU COMBAT - Sune Naguinata

Fernando x Paiva
Graduated´s Shiai in the 16º Brazilian Tournament by Kobudô Teams



Roger x Ekman
Graduated´s Shiai in the 16º Brazilian Tournament by Kobudô Teams


16º TBEK - KENJUTSU COMBAT - Tsuka Tsuki

Meloni X Melo
Graduated´s Shiai in the 16º Brazilian Tournament by Kobudô Teams


Leaving 2017 with lots of Kiai!

Saturday, 30rd December 2017
Last training of the year at Vila Mariana Dojo, Nikkyoji Temple, Sao Paulo!

The Niten"s collaboration in the traditional New Year"s Moti! The Motitsuki!


Como la luna en el agua

Like the moon in the water

This Gashuku at the end of the year began with a get-together Keiko with kohais and Senpais from Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, and Mexico. It was fast but intense fighting with lots of Kiai that allowed us to test the techniques we had been practicing with the people we usually fight. In my case, it was a challenge to apply the kamaes from the 3rd kyu for the first time, and try to develop an effective strategy to employ them since I wasn"t accustomed fighting with them. Within this situation, I saw myself training with Sensei with the Waki gamae. Fighting with Sensei is always a pleasure. I remember that, in several other keikos we"ve done in other gashukus, I felt that Sensei flowed as the water, an impetuous flow which is impossible to contain or a smooth stream of water that goes through the rocks, hard to catch.
This time, in this gashuku I felt that Sensei was the reflection of the moon in the water. You see him in front of you and feel that he"s reachable, but it"s not like that. You try to move to reach him, to hit a strike, but he disappears and ...surprise! He reappears somewhere else, striking with a perfect blow. At the first time I was stunned, I didn"t realize what happened, nor how Sensei hit me, or where it was, he was still in front of me, smiling. The second and the third time also. I guess that the last time I saw Sensei "disappear" in front of me was to strike a men to my right. Within seconds, the whistle sounded and I thanked Sensei with a big smile while still trying to understand how he had "disappeared". Maybe it was me who winked? There is only one way to find out, to fight again with Sensei.
Another gashuku, another day of intensive training, learning and unforgettable moments. Especially Suio Ryu"s training with Sensei, it"s been a long time since I laughed that much. I still have a long way to go.
Domo arigato gozaimashita Sensei for having returned to Buenos Aires to train with us!
Domo arigato gozaimashita Sensei! Domo arigato gozaimashita Sensei! Domo arigato gozaimashita Sensei!
Daiana Recoleta Dojo – Buenos Aires, Argentina


100 Golden Moments in only one conversation

The taste of good wine and conversation remained in my taste and in my mind. It is a privilege to be able to be part of the Niten and have opportunities like today to have a chronicle of Sekigahara"s battle and jokes of the participation of several samurais from one and the other army and to see how each of their ways shared similar Bushido values and service to his master.
Each of them within their circumstances went until the end by the dream and the conviction and devotion they had for their masters and Shoguns, values to be imitated by all of us who are samurais of the Niten.
Everything said by Sensei made it possible to transport me to that time.
A hundred Golden Moments were spent in just one conversation !!!
Reported by those who really understand the Way, the Sword, the Strategy, the Bushido ...
I always recommend to every person who practices in Niten to come to São Paulo for the conviviality with the master to have an accurate evolution. Only then you can have an opportunity like today I had!
Arigatou gozaimashita Sensei for the time and dedication. - Andrés (Coordinator Colombia dojo)

100 Moments in One: rare opportunity for the Coordinators from Portugal and Colombia



César X Meloni
Shiai de Graduados in the 16º Brazilian Tournament by Teams of Kobudô