Taiyou e no Michi / 太陽への道

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The martial arts school – Taiyou e no Michi is a non-commercial organization dedicated to studying classical Japanese martial arts (koryu bujutsu) in their original form, adapted to use in modern conditions.

The organization Taiyou e no Michi is consisted of two sub-organizations: The school for classical Japanese martial arts “Bujinkan Macedonia“ and the school for classical Japanese martial arts “Daito Ryu Macedonia Koryu Dojo“. The school for martial arts – Taiyou e no Michi along with the dojo* “Bujinkan Macedonia“ were founded in 1995, with the goal of studying the nine classical Japanese martial schools of the international Bujinkan Dojo organization.

For now, we are the first and only Macedonian Bujinkan (ninjutsu) dojo, acknowledged by the headmaster of the organization. Bujinkan dojo was found by the soke (headmaster) d-r. Masaaki Hatsumi, in order to unify and preserve the schools (ryu-ha) he inherited from his teacher Toshitsugu Takamatsu. The seat of the organization is located in Noda city, Japan.

The school for classical Japanese martial arts “Daito Ryu Macedonia Koryu Dojo“ was found in march, 2010, with the goal of studying two classical Japanese martial schools: Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu and Ono ha Itto Ryu Kenjutsu (Takeda Den). In the beginning, the purpose of creating this sub-organization was exclusively to better understand the idea of koryu bujutsu, and by that better understand the schools of Bujinkan. In time, we started going deeper into the secrets of these two schools, and we hope that in time, we will be able to popularize these schools in our country. For now we are the only dojo for Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu and Ono ha Itto Ryu Kenjutsu (Takeda Den) for the entire territory of south-eastern Europe.

We are members of the international European Daito Kai organization lead by the Shihan Antonino Certa in Italy, the only non-Japanese Shihan for these two arts.

Classical Japanese martial arts (koryu bujutsu) aren`t a sport. There are no competitions here. They have the sole purpose of strengthening the body and spirit, primarily to defend those weaker than us, those close to us and for self-defense and protection of our surroundings and motherland. The members of our organization are honest and just people who are at any time ready to help their community and motherland – Macedonia. In Taiyou e no Michi, we don`t accept people with troublesome behavior or criminal records. All those pure of heart, with an open mind and tamable ego are welcome.

*Dojo (道場) – a place for self improvement on the Path