After last year`s `The strength of Yari` seminar, this year we decided to have another one with a similar theme. The difference will be in that we won`t be learning any kata this year, but techniques concerning defense from swords, spears as well as formation fighting. Toward that end, we will practice on specially prepared practice dummies, in order to feel the spirit from the past as well as to gain a more realistic picture of spear combat.
`The school of Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu uses the following weapons: Yari (spear), Ono (war axe), O Tsuchi (warhammer), Tachi (sword) and Naginata. The legend says that one night, a demon (Tengu) came to the founder of the art in a dream and taught him the secrets of Yari combat. These techniques are even today considered the biggest secret of the school.`
On the 16th of october, the instructor Igor Dovezenski will hold the 10th outdoor seminar this year.
This outdoor seminars in the Bujinkan Macedonia dojo are it`s trademark and regularly held from the very founding of the Taiyou e no Michi organization.
We believe that training in an urban and closed environment can never get us close to feeling the battle conditions on the battlefields, so we regularly hold outdoor seminars and try to get a glimpse of the spirit of the past.
Any member of the Bujinkan Macedonia / Taiyou e no Michi can take part on this seminar.
Required equipment: bokken and yari
Theme: The strength of Yari
Date: 16.10.2011 (Sunday)
Location: Slepo Kolo
08.00 hours – departure from Skopje
09.00 hours – arrival
10.00 -16.00 hours –
theory and practice
17.00 hours – return to Skopje