Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû iaijutsu Komei Jyuku es un koryû (escuela antigua) fundada entre la Era Eiroku (1558-1570), la Era Genki (1570-1573) y la Era Tenshô (1573-1592) por Hayashizaki Jinsuke no Shigenobu. Según la mayoría de los especialistas y estudiosos de la historia japonesa, fue la primera escuela en especializarse en el arte del iaijutsu (arte del desenvaine del sable japonés) , articulándolo y ordenándolo. Musô Jikiden Eishin Ryû procede del feudo de Tosa, de la familia Yamauchi en la línea de Tôkyô y está reconocida por la Nihon Kobudô Kyôkai bajo el liderazgo del 21º sucesor legítimo de la escuela Sekiguchi Takaaki Komei sensei. Las clases en los dôjô están dirigidas por el representante para España de esta escuela, Sekiguchi Kenryû, quien ha sido autorizado a enseñar y transmitir estas enseñanzas samurai del feudo de Tosa.

Ryôen Ryû naginatajutsu está liderada por Shimizu Nobuko sensei. Centrándose en el manejo de la naginata (alabarda japonesa) y el tantô (puñal) de Jikishinkage Ryû bajo los conocimientos adquiridos de la 17º sôke Toya Akiko sensei, que le concedió 8º Dan Hanshi a Shimizu sensei. También se estudian formas de etiqueta y protocolo derivadas de Ogasawara Ryû reihô y transmitidas por el 32º sôke Ogasawara Tadamune sensei, que le concedió a Shimizu sensei el Menkyô Kaiden así como el nombre de Ryôen. Las clases en los dôjô están dirigidas por el representante para España de esta escuela, Ryôen Ryûko, quien ha sido autorizado a enseñar y transmitir estas enseñanzas.

martes, 9 de junio de 2015

Gasshuku of Musô Jikiden Eishin ryû iaijutsu Komei Juku in Bartholomä (Germany). With the 21st representative Sekiguchi Komei jukuchô and helped by Nakano Sonoko sensei.

Gasshuku of Musô Jikiden Eishin ryû iaijutsu Komei Juku in Bartholomä (Germany). With the 21st representative Sekiguchi Komei jukuchô and helped by Nakano Sonoko sensei.

                       Report writed by Enrique Valls Somolinos, deshi from Spain Hombu.
                            Translated by Sekiguchi Kenryû shibuchô from Spain Hombu.

Day 0
After getting up at 4 am to go to the airport, I asked the packer to pack the suitcase with bokken to avoid having to pay excess baggage, I took the plane to Frankfurt in what would be the first stage of trip, the flight left on time and landed without any problem, but since rail strike had predicted some problems then. Besides, I was lucky, because the strike because the trains were late, but if it had not been for that I should have been about 2-3 hours to wait for the next ICE to go to Stuttgart.

I arrived to Stuttgart with  three hours left  for a walk and do some sightseeing, bad of these trips is that there is usually no lockers in which fit a bag of weapons, surely some of the locals would be wondering what happened to the weird man who walk trough the Königstraße, the Schlossgarten and the Schlossplatz with a package as long (especially the supermarket cashier I went twice in half an hour to buy souvenirs)
By chance I ran into a festival of animated films that are held outdoors in the Schlossplatz and saw an episode of a new version of Heidi produced in Germany, there was still a remastering 3D of the original, but it made me a little of illusion.
In Stuttgart I took the regional train to Böbingen an der Rems, from where I would pick to go Bartholomä. Once in the room I feel sleep until Rudi-sensei came with Sekiguchi Sensei and Sonoko-sensei, and Hakim-san, and we all went to dinner together at a restaurant in Heubach, which was formerly a factory traditional beer, which is still active.

Day 1
Keiko was only in the afternoon, as preparation for what comes tomorrow, for 4 hours (with a little rest) Bangai Gohon practice the full series, with Sekiguchi sensei kata Takiguruma with 10 henka different. The Bangai Gohon or Toryu Bangai series is exclusive line Komei Juku, and is a high-level practice in terms of cuts and changes directions.
The other days keiko was distributed as follows:
6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.. Keiko.
10:00 - 13h. Keiko.
13h. Food.
16: 00-19h. - Keiko.

Day 2
The first full day of the seminar was devoted mostly to kumitachi, specifically the Tsume Iai no Kurai series. In the morning we practice kata Kobushidori Hassô, rotating so often as Jukuchô likes. We finished the first two hours with some iaijutsu, making the entire second series: Tatehiza no Bu, with special emphasis on kata Ukigumo.
After a good breakfast, it was time for the morning keiko. We continue with Tsume Iai kata: Tsubame Gaeshi, Ganseki Otoshi and Suigetsutô, and at the end of iaijutsu we followed the third series Oku Iai Iwaza, plus extra training of kata Kasumi.
During the afternoon Keiko we did chôtôjutsu versions of several kata, both individual (Kasumi, Mae Yae Gakki, Ukigumo and Oroshi) and pairs kata (Suigetsutô). Of iaijutstu, we trained the first series: Seiza no Bu (Mae Yae Gakki, Ukenagashi, Tsukekomi and Tsukikage) and the complete series Oku Iai Tachiwaza (insisting kata Kabezôe), ending with the top series Bangai Sanbon and Bangai Gohon.

Day 3
This morning we practiced kata Toho Gohon belonging to schools (Musô Jikiden Eishin ryû, Mugai ryû, Shinto Munen Ryû, Sui Ô Ryû and Hoki ryû). Sekiguchi sensei occasionally taught kata with few variations or even completely different, because he wanted to tell us wat's matter in a potential conflict situation. Then we made a series of cuts designed to shinzan-tameshigiri, emphasizing in trying to make quick cuts, and we ended up doing a bit of kumitachi. We did the Tachi Uchi no Kurai Nanahon no Kata series.
After breakfast we played more Nanahon no Kata, we were three hours of Keiko practicing the kihon and sensei also encouraged us to try several henka was teaching us.
After lunch we did different chôtôjutsu kata as versioning or Shiho Giri, Kesa Guruma, and also tameshigiri cuts like in the morning. At the end we practice in pairs the Chôtô version Uroko Gata - Uroko Gaeshi and made special suburi (kesagiri-kiriage-kesagiri).

Day 4
We beggin the day with Oku Iai, we have made the first three kata (Yukizure, Tsuredachi and Sô Makkuri) both kihon and henka.
After breakfast we change Oku Iai by kumitachi Tsume Iai, but in between we saw the kata Kabezoe in its different variants, depending on which side is the wall.
The last Keiko was reserved for the brave, that endured until the end of the seminar. We started practicing Bangai Sanbon, the three kata followed in way sensei says "non-stop", then we did a henka Hayanami, did Bangai Gohon "non-stop", and then came the best: Chuuden (Tatehiza not Bu " non-stop ") and then, Okuden (Oku Iai Iwaza" non-stop "), after Okuden review a little more Kasumi standing Moniri and Tatsu Guruma henka. And finally we did Seiza no Bu and Tatehiza no Bu (this time with pauses between kata) at thekeiko ended with the request of one of the students: henka Yukichigai.

Day 5 (Epilogue)
4 who we stayed in the hotel breakfast with Sekiguchi sensei and exchanged opinions on what had been the seminary and then we said goodbye. I picked up my room and then Rudi-sensei took me to the station Böbingen to catch the train back, as I was late for 5 minutes, I expected the next took me to his house and his wife took me to a nearby supermarket to buy a few "souvenirs". After a brief stop in Stuttgart for a few photos I was in the Frankfurt airport. I took the flight smoothly and when I set foot for the first time back in Spain.

In conclusion it was a great experience, I have met a lot of new people, all very friendly. I also refreshed my iai enough and have learned new things. Sensei said he was happy with how I struggled during the seminar, I hope that next time my ankle is 100% recovered so I can train further. And it was also a good opportunity to test myself speaking German, but I would have needed more days to let go of everything.

Enrique Valls.
Deshi from Spain Hombu. 

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