I have been studying various forms of martial arts throughout the decades. Some more combative styles than others. Like most practitioners, my studies have evolved from pugilistic foundations to more thoughtful self study and personal control.
- Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do (Sa Bum Nim)
- Shotokan Karate (Ni Dan)
- Seibukan Jujutsu (Shodan)
- Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu (Ni Dan / Shoden)
- Escrima (Practitioner)
By studying various martial arts, you gain insight into aspects of yourself that are difficult to otherwise reach. It is an intensely personal practice, at the same time based on the foundations of community and history.
Seibukan Jujutsu is a martial art developed for personal development more than personal protection. Though there are combat elements involved, they are not the foundation of this art. Based on ancient tradition, Seibukan Jujutsu has been developed to meet the needs of the modern-day warrior. Its Japanese roots, philosophies, and the Seikendo healing art, make it unique among other systems.
The name, Seibukan Jujutsu, describes the art. Seibukan means (Sei= correct, Bu= martial, Kan= house) the house of correct martial arts. Jujutsu means (Ju= flexible, Jutsu= art) flexible art.
Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu
Ittō-ryū (一刀流), meaning “one-sword school”, is the ancestor school of several Japanese Koryū kenjutsu styles
Battōjutsu (抜刀術, battō-jutsu) (“the craft of drawing out the sword”) is an old term for iaijutsu. Battōjutsu is often used interchangeably with the terms iaijutsu and battō.
Generally, battōjutsu is practised as a part of a classical ryū and is closely integrated with the tradition of kenjutsu and is practiced with the live-blade, katana, often as simply the sole kata. The training is for combative effectiveness, through factors such as distancing, timing, and targeting. As such, battōjutsu is not intended for sport-like or “spiritual” purposes as are modern budo like iaido and kendo.