The Sanshin no Kata and Kihon Happo are the foundational techniques and exercises of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Taken from Gyokko-ryu, they are pretty much.
|Published (Last):||25 October 2012|
|PDF File Size:||9.63 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||6.66 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
I have to confess: I rarely do the Sanshin in class.
Sanshin no Kata – Understanding why it’s so Important
Frankly, I thought it was a little boring and a bit redundant. Then I started noticing Hatsumi Sensei putting a lot of emphasis on the Sanshin, and saying how important it was for training.
So I decided to take a sansbin look. The five movements are:. The above elements correspond to an old method of counting. Hayes used elements as a way to classify and describe movements, this is his own invention and does not correspond to anything within Bujinkan nor Japanese training. The elements themselves are only used as a method of counting — nothing more.
In western nno we tend to separate the idea of the mind as that of logic, and heart involving emotion or character.
Buninkan number three refers to the 3 different ways to train the movements. The three methods are:. While the core movements of the Sanshin do not change, how they are trained depends on which nno the above methods is utilized.
The Shoshin Gokei level or method involves performing the 5 kata solo against an imaginary opponent. From a practical sense, this could be viewed as the most rudimentary level of the training where a beginner begins to develop the primary or base movement of Gyokko Ryu.
Each kata is done consciously to condition the hand and leg coordination of the body. Simply put, the student is learning how to perform each movement.
Understanding the Sanshin
Sanshln have Shoshin is to leave any preconceptions behind and to view the subject fresh every time. In terms of the movements, this would carry a spirit of exploring. This allows focus to change within practice of the movement. In my own training I have been emphasizing how the hips move to create power. It feels to me as this is built within each of the Sanshin movements. Yet, that only reflects my own training. When Noguchi Sensei demonstrated it, there was an emphasis on swinging the arms to generate momentum.
Someya Sensei emphasized proper shifting of weight and bujinoan of attack. While the core movements were the same for each, emphasis changed, as each shared what they felt at the time was the hidden value of the movement. When the 5 movements are practiced as Gogyo no Kata, they are performed ,ata an opponent.
At this level, a student learns how the theory of the base movement translates into training bujnikan an opponent. The Gogyo forces the student to take timing, distance, and other factors into account when applying the technique against an attacker. The point is to fine tune the base movements, as well as learn how to adapt when conditions vary.
The last level is Goshin; the wisdom mind. Here, the kata are performed as a method of meditation to obtain enlightenment. Enlightenment in this sense would be some kind of epiphany. Almost universally, meditation involves some aspect of quieting the mind, and the Sanshin in this case is used as a vehicle for that.
We did a more in-depth article explaining Shuhari that you can read here. This means that the Sanshin is an analogy or allegory for learning in general; it functions as a blueprint on how students are to learn. Not only does it teach core snshin movements that are built upon later, it also supplies the intended methodology for learning in general. This means that the Sanshin is not only much deeper than a set of basic sanehin movements, but is one of the most important items in the entire art.
At three years old the brain is in a state of rapid learning absorbing huge amounts of information at a time. Scott Hamilton is an 8th degree black belt in the Bujinkan, and travels regularly to Japan to train. In addition to being the owner and head instructor of Todai Dojo, Scott is also the CEO of a national manufacturing company. He has also received training in other martial arts, and in-depth modern weapons training.
Thank you for this Shidoshi. Your explanations and thoughtfulness are always appreciated. This gives me even more incentive to find the personal mastery within each movement. I love the SanShin.
I practice the 5 techniques every day as I walk into work. Your enlightened insight and instruction will definetly expand my mindfulness of training while delving deeper into the infinite possibilities within this art, also applicable to everyday life.
Your email address will not be published.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Applying the Elements When the 5 movements are practiced as Gogyo no Kata, they are performed against an opponent. Obtaining Wisdom The last level is Goshin; the wisdom mind. Found this Article Useful? Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton is an 8th degree black belt in the Bujinkan, and travels regularly to Japan to train. September 11, at 7: November 10, at October 24, at 7: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Like what you’re reading? Stay up to date on new bujinkzn, events and more great content from Todai Bujinkan Dojo Notice: Login with Facebook Login with Google.