…and finally the fourth instructor is confirmed. We are pleased to present Steve Olsen from Japan as the fourth and final instructor for Tai Kai Sweden 2012, whitch means that the instructor lineup is identical to last years smashing success!
We will hopefully have the venue details sorted the coming thursday, after which I’ll update this page with more info.
We are very happy to confirm that Rob Renner will be back for Tai Kai 2012 in October!
We are in the final preparation stages for the training venue, as well as preliminary booking of hotels and hostels. At the moment we are looking at some 10 multi-bed rooms at a hostel, and about 30 double- triple and quadruple bed rooms at a hotel. As soon as these preparations are finalized we’ll be back with more information.
Shihan Duncan Stewart, 15th Dan, is a senior student of Bujinkan Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi. He started training in 1988, and moved to Japan in 2004 to study weekly with Hatsumi Soke, Nagato Shihan, Noguchi Shihan, and Someya Shihan. He is well respected in the Bujinkan and is often called-upon to demonstrate at classes.
Duncan was Nagato Shihan’s sole uke at the Bujinkan Hombu for two years when studying direct from the Gyokko Ryu and Kukishinden Ryu Densho. Duncan has also studied Nihon Buyo (Traditional Japanese Dance) under the direction of Noguichi Sensei.
Duncan conducts seminars worldwide for those wishing to gain more exposure to current training in Japan. And, back in Japan, he runs his own training at the Hombu dojo and Kashiwa.
Duncan successfully co-coordinated the 2007 Australian Bujinkan Taikai and participated in many Japanese Bujinkan Embu for which he has received the Gold Medal and Certification from Hatsumi Soke.
In addition to his exceptional skill and understanding of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Duncan is an excellent teacher. He is highly sought-after and do seminars all over the world.
Sveneric Shihan is originally from Sweden but has been living in Holland since the 1990′s. He was one of the main Bujinkan teachers that helped introducing Bujinkan all over Europe in the early 1980′s.
Sveneric is one of the grand old men and one of the most experienced teachers of the Bujinkan. He travels frequently to Japan to receive more training, and hold many seminars all around the world.
He started training Martial Arts in the 1960′s and earned Black Belts in several other Martial Arts before he switched over completely to the Bujinkan in the late 1970′s.
If you ask around everyone will tell you that he is one of the most experienced and well respected Bujinkan teachers in the whole world.
Many of us in Sweden is very proud of him being our first real Bujinkan teacher and role model. And we are really happy that he wanted to come for this special occasion!