The Bujinkan New York Dojo in association with the Bujinkan Kyorei Dojo, Bujinkan Happo Dojo, Bujinkan Shinmyoken Dojo and Nassau Bujinkan Dojo present a Peter Crocoll Seminar in New York.
Peter Crocoll-sensei, Bujinkan 15th Dan (Ku level of Judan), has exclusively trained in the Bujinkan since 1982. He has been traveling to Japan two or three times a year to study Budo Taijutsu with the Hatsumi-soke and the senior Japanese shihan. He is often called-upon to demonstrate at Hombu or Ayase.
Peter-sensei has over 35 years of active training experiences in martial arts. He has received the Bujinkan Gold Medal (2008) and Shin Gi Tai Bufu Ikkan menkyo (2011) from Hatsumi-soke. At this event, Peter will be sharing information from his recent trip to Japan as well as some of his insights from the last 28 years of Bujinkan training.
Kihon no Ugoku
Inside the Gokui of Kihon Happo we find kihon no ugoku which means foundation movement. This foundation movement emphasizes the process not the end result. Within the ugoku exploration we find natural timing and distancing for strikes and kicks, natural changes in directions, natural transitions from one gyaku to another, natural openings to use weapons, and natural opportunities to deal with multiple attackers.
Thursday, Sept 8 from 6:30 - 8:30pm ($35) at Bujinkan New York Dojo, Yonkers
The simple translation for this is 8 directions, 10 ways. However, within this complex idea there begins a study to organize the natural timing and distancing within the kukan to adapt to the changes as they happen inside an attack. This ability to flow seamlessly around the opponent allows natural opportunities to access available weapons and create strategic positioning to receive other attackers.
on Friday, Sept 9 from 7 - 9 pm ($35) at Bujinkan Tanjiki Dojo, NYC
Small Space, LARGE Weapons
In keeping with this year's theme of Kihon Happo, we will be exploring the Kihon no Ugoku of pole weapons. Ugoku means movement, so we will be looking at foundation movement as it applies to a variety of pole weapons as well as developing the feeling of an interchangeable commonality between the three principle pole weapons in the Bujinkan. Hatsumi Sensei has referred to this commonality as a type of Sanshin that exists between the rokkushakubo, yari and naginata. We will go beyond applications of traditional waza to focus on the skills necessary to adapt our pole weapon to the situation we face by freely changing the length and kind of weapon to the same encounter naturally.
on Saturday, Sept 10 from 2 - 6pm ($50) at Bujinkan New York Dojo, Yonkers
Participation is limited due to space at our locations. If you have any questions, please contact us. Otherwise, save the date (and some money) by pre-paying!
We will be using a variety of training weapons so please bring a padded training staff and wooden sword with plastic sheath! It's always a good idea to bring drinking water, hand towel, and a notepad.