Last Tai Kai newsletter and reminder.

The last Kaigousru Taikai 2007. We will use the same dojo with tatami mats

Hello, here is the last newsletter for the Swedish Taikai. If you feel I forgot something, please respond immediately so I can get that out in time!

Right now we have 143 people from 15 countries signed up. We have room for many more, so please try to make it. Don’t worry about signing up, you can do that when you come! If you don’t come we will miss you!

Payment: From now on please pay cash when you come to the Tai Kai. Note we only accept Swedish currency, and cash (no credit card!).

Friday extra training: The training is at Bujinkan Bushin Dojo (Svea Kampsportcenter) on Sveavägen 130 in Stockholm. We will start around 15:00 and finish around 20:00. This training is free for everyone attending the Taikai. If you come late, please don’t disturb the class, wait for the first short break or until the instructor invite you to the mat.

Saturday Tai Kai: We will open up the registration soon after 09:00 when we are ready. Meantime you can change downstairs. Please do not come the last minute if you can avoid it, we want to start on time.

Sleeping in the dojo is free for all participants. If you come on Thursday already, come to either To Nan Dojo or Kaigozan Dojo after 18:00 when it is open for training until 21:00. If you come later, someone probably already got the key and can let you in (use the door bell!). If you can’t get in, then please call (phone numbers is not posted on the web). If you come on Friday or Saturday, please come to the training and get advice from there. The central station have lockers you can use meanwhile. Also please clean up after yourself in the dojo, including dishes, taking care of the trash etc. This is why it is free sleeping in the dojo.

Saturday dinner and party.Unfortunately we was not allowed to use the training place for even dinner (like we did a few years back), our dojo is too small for serving food to 100-150 people. So it would be best if you all took care of eating on your own in smaller groups, and then join everyone else at the Kaigozan Dojo Pub Evening from 19:00 until 24:00. We will make a list of restaurants in the area.

When you are outside any of our dojo’s please do not disturb our neighbors with loud noises, when you see someone from our group do that please tell them to calm down.We have a good reputation among our neighbors and like to keep it that way.

Training schedule. As you see it is very short lunch break on Sunday, so bring something with you to eat.

If it is your first time in Stockholm, please see the official tourist information page here! You can find everything from transportations, hotels, things to do and much more. 

Please study and print out the map!

 

This Tai Kai is sponsored and possible only by the Svenska Bujinkanförbundet. Without them we could not keep this very low seminar price and such excellent instructors. 

Head organizer for this years Tai Kai is Mats Hjelm from the Kaigozan Dojo, with the help from Kaigozan Dojo members and other Bujinkan members.

If I forgot to bring something up here, please don’t hesitate to post a comment here (or e-mail me)!

 

Happy Training!

/Mats

Duncan Stewart, Shihan (Japan)

Duncan Stewart in Stockholm 2010

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 Stewart, Shihan (Japan)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.

To Learn more about Duncan, visit his web site: http://tazziedevil.wordpress.com/

Video clips with Duncan

Skip to 2:07 to see Duncan!
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