It is a great pleasure for us to welcome Steve Olsen, Sven-Eric Bogsäter and Rob Renner back as instructors for this years Taikai. All three have been teaching at past Taikais in Sweden and have shown through their knowledge and skill that they have plenty to offer in the art of Hatsumi Sensei. We are happy they all accepted the invitation and are looking forward to being inspired by their teachings once again.
The seminar dates are now set, as well as instructors, pricing etc. The information published is preliminary but meant to give you a general idea of the layout. More detailed information will be updated on the site in the next couple of weeks.
The Swedish Bujinkan Federation asked Christer Westberg and Petter Swedin during the Taikai in Gothenburg if they wanted to organize the 2014 Taikai in Sundsvall. We are happy they accepted and soon you will see some updates on this web site with more information.
Start making plans for another great Swedish Taikai in the norther part of Sweden (actually in the middle of Sweden) in October.
This Taikai like all others are sponsored by the Swedish Bujinkan Federation.
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!
Seminar with Sveneric Bogsäter in Prague 2011
As anyone who has trained with Rob before will know, Robs ability to break down techniques into easy to grasp exercises, so that you can understand what Soke and the Shihan are doing, is the backbone of his teachings and vital to anyone looking to progress in this art.
Rob is resident of Japan where he has lived for over five years. Rob is in a unique position to share insights from Budo Taijutsu. He works full-time as a movement coach, training people in the Zeropoint Training System , which includes injury-prevention exercise for adults, rapid body reconfiguration, and a number of movement and exercise courses for people of all ages and skill levels, not the least of which is working with leading Japanese schools to implement cutting-edge children’s educational, exercise programs.
Because of his focus on developing correct movement in a testable, scalable structure, Rob feels it is important to continue learning as much as possible from the best practitioners. Which is why you will see him as a student 5 and 6 days a week at Soke Hatsumi and the Shitenno’s classes, in addition to running his own training 5 days a week at Mabashi Jinja, as well as the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo?
Rob is well known for his ability to explain and simplify the more subtle aspects of Budo
Taijutsu as well as sharing drills and training ideas that make reproducing these aspects attainable at a much faster pace. Because he clearly shows the structure of training, from the very foundational movements to the seeming magic of Soke Hatsumi, and how they are connected, people always leave Rob’s classes with a feeling of exhilaration at finally grasping some pieces of the puzzle, and knowing they now have a much clearer direction for their own training!
Quoted here below (so you can see what to expect from the Tai Kai) is from a seminar with Rob earlier this year…
Developing the “Counter Intuition” of Kihon Happo
As Hatsumi Sensei often says: “You cannot truly understand a technique until you understand its counter!” With this in mind, I will be showing the progression from co-operation to resistance, looking at how uke and tori would “counter” each move, then show how to use that counter to your benefit, allowing you todevelop your own “intuition” of the proper movement needed for any given moment. (This methodology can be used for any technique, but we will be focusing on Kihon Happo in conjunction with Soke’s chosen theme for this year.)
Rob will introduce the “shiho dori” (4 ways of taking) concept for developing a full range of options to internalize the principles of kihon happo.
The seminar will focus on the bio-mechanics of budo taijutsu, showing the developmental progression from beginner to advanced, utilizing lots of fun scenarios and drills for all to remember!
Rob Renner and Paul Masse seminar 2009