Yearly Archives: 2009

Why Zeropoint training?

*Written by Japan resident and long time Bujinkan member, Vaughan Moir. I live in Japan and travel to Chiba monthly to train with Soke and the four Shihan. For the last couple of years I have also been training with

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* Updated!* Please reread! “What are the basics (kihon)?”

What are the basics (kihon)? 基本 (Kihon; foundation, basis, standard) Many people talk about the importance of learning the basics (kihon) in our martial art. “Without a good foundation”, they say, “You can’t really achieve a high level of ability”.

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Training in the Mabashi Shrine

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Sainou Kon Ki

The theme for this year is Saino Kon Ki – translated as “talent or ability”, “spirit or soul”, and “capacity”. One way of looking at this concept is seeing how they are all connected, each aspect building on the previous

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10,000 Hours

How long does it take to achieve mastery? Well, according to research cited in his book “Outliers”, by Malcolm Gladwell, it is 10,000 hours. This seems to be true regardless of the field of endeavor. Whether you are a professional

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