Event: “Tenchijin” Kihon gata seminar

November 12, 2007

Tenchijin Kihon Gata Seminar
Shidoshi Alex Meehan & Shidoshi Alan Butler
Dublin, January 5th, 2008


On Saturday, January 5th 2008, myself and Alan Butler will be teaching a seminar to get the new year off to a good start. This seminar will focus on the basics of this martial art and will be aimed at kyu grades and junior dan grades (although of course senior grades and instructors will be more than welcome to attend.)

The content will consist of the basics and will follow the format of the Ten Chi Jin Ryaku no Maki (Scroll of Heaven, Earth & Man). This is a guidebook produced by Hatsumi Sensei for instructors in his martial art. It’s seperated into three sections – ten, chi and jin. The first covers basics such as kamae, kihon happo, sanshin, rolling etc, the second section deals with throws, strangles, locks, etc and the third with a selection of kata drawn from the various ryuha in the Bujinkan.

This first seminar will cover stretching, rolling, kamae, punching, kicking, mutodori taihenjutsu and other core material. Bring your notebooks – this will be a information packed session with drills and training exercises. While we normally include some of these techniques in every class, we often skim over them and don’t take the time to focus on them in depth. This will be an opportunity to look at these crucial aspects of this martial arts in a bit more depth than normal.

Venue: Clondalkin Scout Hall
Time: 11am to 5pm, with 1 hr for lunch
Cost: €40

Hope to see you there!



  1. I was looking to visit Ireland for my birthday. What a coincidence! Have you room for a little one?

  2. Hi Rowena,

    Sure that’s no problem. Be sure to say hello if you can make it on the day!


  3. I’m glad you said that because I’ve already booked my flights and hotel. It is definitely on the Saturday? I only ask because it says the 4th on your dojo site!
    I’ll be arriving the Thursday before, could I attend the evening training as well?

  4. Hi Rowena,

    Yep it’s definitely on Saturday 5th – that’s a mistake on my page I hadn’t spotted until you pointed it out.

    You’re more than welcome to attend my training on the previous Thursday. See you there!


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