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Training at Daisho
At Bujinkan Ikkan Dojo we don't have a strict regime where an instructor stands at the front of the group and shouts out orders to the group. Usually a technique or a movement is shown and then group members pair of and practice them for a while. This means you are responsible for watching and listening to what is said, and then carrying out the personal practice to learn and understand the principles and movements of the art. You can practice at your own pace and only through practice and dedication will you learn the art. If you get stuck or do not understand you can ask questions and be shown again, as many times as you need until you are able to grasp and practice the movements. Learning this art is more a marathon than a race and nobody will laugh if you dont get it the first time. We come to train together and to help each other practice the techniques that we study in the group.

This is a non competetive martial art and has no sporting uses whatsoever. We cover striking and grappling along with locks and throws as well as studying traditional Japanese weapons as well some of the more modern and improvised ones. We study such things not to go out and hurt people but to be able to defend ourselves from attacks by others. Learning the strong and weak points of a weapon will give one a chance in a dangerous situation should it arise.

The study of Budo can become a lifelong practice. It is not an easy art to learn, as there is so much to study, therefore there is always something old to practice and something new to learn.

Ikkan (pronounced ee-kan) is Japanese for keep going. The group has been run by the same practitioner since 1990 and is one of the longest established Dojo in the area.
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Joining The Training Group

At the time of update 14/06/08 the Taijutsu group is a little quiet, and attendance at sessions varies due to life commitments. New members will be welcome anytime, but the groups are small due to space. Please contact us for details.
"If you do something and it saves your life, it was good Taijutsu. In a real fight, you aren't worried about what's pretty." ...Masaaki Hatsumi, February 20, 1996