Event: Shidoshi MacFionmhacain seminar

May 28, 2007

Kukishin Ryu Chuden Gata Seminar
Shidoshi Pol MacFionmhacain
Dublin, August 18th, 2007


Shidoshi Pol MacFionmhacain will be teaching a one day open seminar on Saturday August 18th in Dublin, followed by a class at the Rathmines dojo the following day. The theme of the training will be Kukishin Ryu Dakentaijutsu, with a particular emphasis on the Chuden Gata (middle level transmission forms).


For anyone who doesn’t know Pol, he’s lived in Japan for many years, and is dojo-cho (school leader) at the Bujinkan Na Fianna Dojo in Yamagata-ken, in Northern Japan. He is Kan Junichi Shihan’s sole student and a monthly visitor to the Hombu Dojo in Noda. He’s a favoured uke of Hatsumi Sensei and without a doubt has had more exposure to Hatsumi Sensei’s Bujinkan martial arts in Japan than any other Irish person.

A fluent Japanese speaker, he has also single handedly taken care of most Irish groups travel arrangements in Tokyo, handling hotel bookings and the like. If you’ve travelled to Japan in the last five years, odds are Pol made your trip significantly easier than it otherwise would have been!

He hasn’t been home in Ireland for several years, so this will be a nice opportunity to get a fresh infusion of Kukishin Ryu, the Bujinkan theme for 2007. Hatsumi Soke has also specifically given his permission for this seminar to go ahead in Dublin.

[update August 10th]

This course was scheduled to take place at the Rathmines Dojo, but has now been moved to the Clondalkin Dojo normally used by Alan Butler and the Bujinkan Butler Dojo. Here’s the details:

Day: Saturday August 18th, 2007
Location: The Scout Hall, Watery Land, Clondalkin, Dublin
Cost: €35 per person
Times: registration at 10.15am, training at 11am. Lunch at 1pm, training at 2pm, finish at 6pm.

The application form for this seminar is now available. Please note that anyone attending this course has to fill in this form. Even if you are a guest, it’s still important for insurance reasons that we have a complete record of the people attending, and the best way to do that is with these forms. So please print it out, fill it in and bring it with you on the 18th.

There is a thread on this seminar on the dojo discussion forum, for those who have access to it.


– Alex Meehan



  1. hi alex,

    i am sure there will be a lot of interest so put my name down if you do such a thing for a ‘open’ seminar.

    thanks in advance,


  2. hi alex i would be interested in this seminar i will also in student and also younis and billy doolan thanks

  3. Hi Alex,

    Please put my name down, will notify my students and get back to you with numbers ASAP.

    Joe Lillis

    Bujinkan Lillis Dojo

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