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Daniel Sullivan
29th November 2011, 14:40
It has been a very long time since I have posted here, but a lot has been going on.

In any case, I have taken the first steps towards studying a koryu art, Tenshinsho Jigen Ryu Hyohou. I was referred to the sensei at Bushikai Dojo in Frederick Maryland by an acquaintance who teaches jujutsu, and have been in contact with the sensei via e-mail. I finally was able to pay the dojo a visit last night and was very pleased to meet the sensei. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming and the school, while small, was laid out well was a no frills setting.

Needless to say, I am excited about this opportunity!

Daniel Sullivan
13th December 2011, 04:19
I went to class this evening and thoroughly enjoyed it. We worked on batto/noto for about half the class and then on a hoke (they don't call them kata apparently) called Tensho nuke uchi (if memory serves). Both things that I can practice at home easily, as I will not be able to make another class until January due to various time commitments. I definitely am looking forward to the next class.

This evening, sensei remarked that my posture was good, which is one thing from kendo that helps. Positioning is different though; no squaring off like we do in kendo.

ryoma
13th December 2011, 06:21
Hi Daniel
I know there is an official group in Germany.
Here on the offficial web presence of the ryu http://www.jigenryu.jp/English/outline01.html you can find all groups.

Daniel Sullivan
14th December 2011, 02:43
My thanks! I will scour through it. I read through the about section earlier and watched a video on Youtube of the headmaster, Ueno Kagenori. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LWBza_S3Brg

Very glad to have found this school.