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Camden Local Business Awards Finalist for 2020

We are very pleased to announce that Bujutsu is a finalist in the 2020 Camden Local Business Awards.   It has been a few years since we have entered this competition, but we thought we would enter for 2020. The winner of the 2020 awards will be announced in November 2020. Until then we will wait […]

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido and Jodo Grading

On Sunday the 21st of June 2020, Bujutsu Martial Arts and Fitness Centre held the June quarter Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido and Jodo Gradings for New South Wales.       The examination panel consisted of Robert Brown Sensei, Aden Steinke Sensei and Mark Szalajko Sensei.   2020 has been a tough year for […]

Bujutsu Briefing Note – Saturday 9th May 2020

Bujutsu Briefing Note Saturday 9th May 2020   Hello everyone,   The Prime Minister has announced a road map to recovery in relation to COVID-19 restrictions.   In short, there are 3 stages that Australia will pass through in order to get back to our normal way of life. Stage one involves allowing groups of […]

Mushin

      Mushin is a mental state that is strived for by traditional meditators and high level martial artists.   Mushin has been around since the early 1600’s when the Zen Buddist Takuan Soho advised samurai clans to adopt this state of mind.   Despite the fact that mushin is very relevant to all […]

Hachiji Dachi

Hachiji Dachi is also known as natural stance, open leg stance and ready stance.   Hachiji Dachi is a very common stance used by the Japanese Karate Association and is a common stance in the Shotokan world. In this stance your heels are at hip width with your toes pointed out at 45 degrees.   […]

Renoji Dachi

Renoji Dachi is also known as L stance.   Renoji Dachi is a stance used by the Japan Karate Association and is a common stance in the Shotokan world.   In this stance, if you pull your front foot back in a straight line it should touch the heel of your back foot.   Note […]

Masubi Dachi

Masubi Dachi is the informal attention stance used by the Japan Karate Association. It is a common stance in the Shotokan world.   It is from Masubi Dachi that rei (bow) is performed.   It is a 50/50 weight distribution stance.   Heels are together and toes are pointed out at 45 degrees.     […]

Heisoku Dachi

Heisoku Dachi is a stance used by the Japan Karate Association and is a very common stance in the Shotokan World. Heisoku Dachi also known as informal attention stance and sometimes referred to as closed foot stance. It can be found in many kata where the feet are placed together. Not much needs to be […]