BUJINKAN BRISBANE NINJUTSU : SHINKEN DOJO
At Shinkan Dojo's we concentrate on the basics which is the Kihon Happo and Sanshin no Kata. The " Kihon Happo " can be translated as " Basic Eight Ways " and forms the core of the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu hand to hand fighting system. Through these "eight ways" or "eight paths" are the key to understanding the real essence of taijutsu.
The Kihon Happo is the basis of all Taijutsu, but also that these eight techniques are really just the beginning. From each of these eight spring eight more, and then eight more from each of these and so on into infinity.By turning the number "8" on it's side, we get the symbol for infinity.
The first three techniques are know as the Kosshi Sanpo Waza ( 3 striking method techniques) are from the Gyokko ryu.
The next five techniques are known as the Torite Goho ( 5 arm attacking method ). These techniques focus on attacking the arms and involve taking the attacker to the ground in a ways that do not allow him to roll out or land safely.
The Sanshin no Kata is a collection of five basic techniques, Hatsumi Sensei has said that the Sanshin is a way to practise the basic attacking pattern by yourself. They are used to become familiar with the proper timing, distance, and angling which is so important to taijutsu.