Yearly Archives: 2012

接点 (setten) – The Contact Point, A kaname…

接点 ”Setten – Contact Point” In my previous article on kaname, or vital point, I covered several different types of kaname: 間合いの要 – Maai no Kaname, The Vital Point of Distance 動きの要 – Ugoki no Kaname, The Essence of Movement

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要 – Kaname

要 “Kaname” This year, 2012, Hatsumi Sensei, the grand master of the Bujinkan, has chosen as his theme the idea of Kaname (要). In English, this translates to the ‘crux‘, ‘essence’, ‘pivot’, or the “vital point”. A simple example of

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