The Magic City Dojo was proud to be the host dojo for the Alabama Bujinkan community this year during our “end of the year” event in celebration of Masaaki Hatsumi-soke’s birthday.
Each year folks from all over the SouthEast come together in Martial Fellowship to train and share insights in martial arts. This year we had folks from as far as Atlanta, GA and Pensacola, FL join us for training.
The theme of the seminar was “Fundamentals.”
Shidoshi Jim Hilgartner of Montgomery started us off with some physical fitness exercises reminding us that it’s important to stay in good shape. He then went into weapon applications of Sanshin no Kata.
Next was Shidoshi Shane Layton of Pelham. He emphasized the importance of “hiding” yourself, your intent, and your technique while engaged in self-defense.
Third was Shidoshi Leland Cseke of Huntsville. Shidoshi Cseke shared his perspectives on technical aspects and applications of the Kihon Happo (eight fundamental methods).
Finally Michael Tucker of Birmingham discussed some fundamental training methods for stress inoculation during real self defense situations such as sucker punches, groundfighting, and anti-kidnapping.
The Magic City Dojo would like to thank all those involved in making this year’s event a success. A special thanks goes to Mountain Brook Baptist Church for providing the space for our event.
– Michael Tucker