Aberdare Classical Martial Arts Circle

Aberdare Classical Martial Arts Circle

Aberdare Classical Martial Arts Circle provides an opportunity for people in the South Wales Valleys to study the martial arts of Old Japan, both armed and unarmed, under the auspices of the Jinenkan organisation.

Operating as usual

28/02/2022

"Jiu-Jitsu has been practiced by the Japanese for 2500 years."
January 30, 1904

#柔道 #柔術

24/02/2022
Kyoto Festival: Bad Luck Exorcism at Heian Shrine (Setsubun-sai) 03/02/2022

Kyoto Festival: Bad Luck Exorcism at Heian Shrine (Setsubun-sai)

Today is Setsubun, what better day is there to get rid of the demons of misfortune and welcome in good luck for the year ahead?
鬼は外! 福は内!

Kyoto Festival: Bad Luck Exorcism at Heian Shrine (Setsubun-sai) Setsubun, the day before spring, is celebrated on February 3rd each year. Heian Shrine is one of many sites in Kyoto that holds an event on this day. The fes...

30/01/2022
05/01/2022

Guiding Principles of the Jinenkan Dojo (Budo-kun)

1. Sustain your presence of mind
Wrath and impatiance cloud your vision, and deprive you of your natural movement

2. Avoid overconfidence in yourself
You will be unable to adapt properly to circumstances

3. Accept the whole universe without protest
In this way, you will not fall into the opponent’s strategies

4. Have no stagnation in your technique
In this way, you will not be taken advantage of by the opponent

5. Bring out the ”flavor” of the technique
At such times, you will be able to move at your best

Practice proper basics repeatedly
and you will be able to always have natural movment

Jinenkan Kancho
Manaka Unsui Sensei

31/12/2021

Here's hoping that 2022 will be a happy, healthy and prosperous year for you.

The dawning of a new year is always a good time to decide what we want to achieve over the coming 12 months, so let's take the opportunity to set new goals, both inside and outside our training for the next 300-odd days........

05/11/2021

This popped up on the Facebook "your memories" thing today. It was a fortuitous encounter not only for the novelty factor but also the fact that it lead to us training in that dojo the following year.

17/09/2021

We're carrying on with Kukishin Ryu sword techniques this Sunday at 7.30pm in Aberdare. Why don't you join us?
www.TheDojo.co.uk

27/08/2021

Classes in authentic Samurai era fighting arts which include the unarmed techniques of Ju-Jutsu as well as armed techniques using the sword and other classical weapons are now being held in Aberdare at

The Parish Hall,
Monk Street,
ABERDARE
CF44 7NY

on Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 7.30 until 9.00pm

These classes, which are held under the guidance of an internationally recognised instructor, are suitable for everyone, regardless of age, gender, size or experience.

Beginners are always welcome to join – why not come along for a free trial session and

- Learn valuable self-defence skills
- Meet new friends
- Improve your fitness
- Discover Japanese culture as expressed through its martial arts.

07906375117
www.TheDojo.co.uk

Children's classes are also available

Aberdare Classical Martial Arts Circle updated their business hours. 27/08/2021

Aberdare Classical Martial Arts Circle updated their business hours.

Aberdare Classical Martial Arts Circle updated their business hours.

11/08/2021

Tonight's rather damp training session was the last one to be held outdoors because from next week, we are able to train indoors once again.

Our next training session will be at the Parish Hall, Monk Street, Aberdare on Wednesday 18th August at 6.30 - 7.30pm for children and 7.30 - 9.00pm for adults.

www.TheDojo.co.uk

03/08/2021

Training times for the coming month, be there or be square.... www.TheDojo.co.uk

Japanese artists give Wales its own anime samurai for the Tokyo Olympics 23/07/2021

Japanese artists give Wales its own anime samurai for the Tokyo Olympics

Japanese artists give Wales its own anime samurai for the Tokyo Olympics A group of Japanese artists recreating the nations of the world in samurai form for the Tokyo Olympics have also given Wales its own anime warrior. The World Flags project includes a UK samurai warrior, but also a standalone Welsh warrior called Gigs. Gigs is armed with a longbow and “although he ...

23/07/2021

A visit to Sekiyado jo, Noda in May 2006, on what was possibly my first trip to the Jinenkan Honbu after it had relocated from the USA.
I'm pretending to be Taira no Masakado and Dr Greenfield is his daughter, the sorceress Takiyashahime. Photo by Manaka Sensei.

This Aberdare teenager travelled to Japan to learn samurai fighting techniques 15/07/2021

This Aberdare teenager travelled to Japan to learn samurai fighting techniques

This popped up on that "Your memories" thing. It was just five years ago but that seems like a different world now. I can't wait for things to return to normality so that I can get back there.....

This Aberdare teenager travelled to Japan to learn samurai fighting techniques Harriet Miller, 17, has become the first British woman to study at the Jinenkan School of Traditional Martial Arts

30/06/2021

Times of our training sessions for the coming month....
www.TheDojo.co.uk

07/06/2021

Classes in the Classical Japanese Martial Arts of Jissen Kobudo are being held in Aberdare this Wednesday at 6.00 - 7.00pm for children and 7.00 - 8.30pm for adults.

This is a unique opportunity to learn authentic samurai era martial arts under an internationally recognised instructorwho was ranked in Japan.

Please contact us for details.

www.TheDojo.co.uk

15/01/2021

Jigen Ryu Hyoho

I've always had something of a soft spot for Jigen Ryu, here is a piece about the system from NHK World's "Cycle around Japan" show.....

31/12/2020

In a variety of ways, 2020 hasn't been a particularly good year and with regards to our dojo, the pandemic situation has led to the ability to hold training sessions being dramatically curtailed.

As we go into 2021, there is no immediate sign of the situation changing although change will undoubtedly come and at some point during the year, we are likely to be able to return to some sort of normality but until that happens, all we can do at present is to keep going as best we can.

Here's hoping that however 2020 was for you, that 2021 will be a better year and may you be happy, healthy and prosperous over the coming 12 months........

17/11/2020
Miyamoto Musashi: Sword Mastery in the Ancient Capital - Core Kyoto - TV | NHK WORLD-JAPAN Live & Programs 16/11/2020

Miyamoto Musashi: Sword Mastery in the Ancient Capital - Core Kyoto - TV | NHK WORLD-JAPAN Live & Programs

Miyamoto Musashi: Sword Mastery in the Ancient Capital - Core Kyoto - TV | NHK WORLD-JAPAN Live & Programs Through novels and movies, the name Miyamoto Musashi has become synonymous with the word "samurai." The undefeated, 17th-century swordsman was also a master of calligraphy, the way of tea, and other arts. In his later years, he wrote "The Book of Five Rings" to relate the wisdom he gained through hi...

12/07/2020

Tonight saw the first our post-lockdown outdoor adult training session covering Chudan Kangi 中段扞技 and Gedan Kangi 下段扞技 from Shoden level of the Kukishin school’s Rokushaku Bojutsu (Six foot staff techniques).

It was good to finally get together and train in person after nearly four months.

We don’t know when we’ll be allowed to get back into the Dojo but for the present, this will let us get in some good training while maintaining social distancing.

See you again, same time next week………

08/07/2020

This picture popped up on my facebook memories today. It’s the Bugo 武号 (martial arts name) that I received from Manaka Sensei at the start of the first Jinenkan Dojocho seminar which was held ten years ago.

The next seminar, which will be the sixth, is due to take place later this year. Unfortunately, with the current pandemic situation, it’s uncertain whether it will or not……..

10/04/2020

Shinden Fudo Ryu

08/04/2020

Back in the dim and distant past, Manaka Sensei wrote some solo training tips based on his own experiences when he was younger.
With the current situation facing us, it might be an opportune moment to revisit them.....

06/04/2020

Ishikawa Goemon is a 16th Century figure who has been dubbed the “Japanese Robin Hood”. He is considered by some to have been a ninja and there are stories that he attempted to assassinate Oda Nobunaga.

Goemon is something of a folk hero who has been portrayed in numerous films and plays. On Wednesday, NHKWorld’s “Kabuki Kool” series has a programme looking at his popularity in Kabuki plays which may (or may not) be interesting……
Channel 507 on Sky, 625 on Virgin and 209 on Freesat in the UK

09/01/2020
[Series]Introduction of Japanese’s OLD BUDO BOOKS:vol.1 | BUDO JAPAN 07/01/2020

[Series]Introduction of Japanese’s OLD BUDO BOOKS:vol.1 | BUDO JAPAN

An article by Jinenkan Dojocho Eric Shahan in collaboration with the Japanese martial arts magazine "Hiden".

[Series]Introduction of Japanese’s OLD BUDO BOOKS:vol.1 | BUDO JAPAN Translating Jujutsu Manuals: A Look Inside Meiji Era Bu […]

31/12/2019

Here's wishing a wonderful New Year to you all...........

30/12/2019

Ceremonial occasion of "MODERN SAMURAI"

"Culture day" demonstration by various kobudo groups at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

29/12/2019

Learn authentic Samurai era martial arts including the unarmed techniques of Ju-Jutsu as well as armed techniques using the sword and other classical weapons.
Regular classes are now being held in Aberdare at

The Parish Hall,
Monk Street,
ABERDARE
CF44 7NY

on
Wednesdays at 7.30 until 9.00pm

These classes, which are taught by an internationally recognised instructor, are suitable for everyone, regardless of age, gender, size or experience.

Beginners are always welcome to join – why not come along for a free trial session and
- Learn valuable self-defence skills
- Meet new friends while taking exercise
- Discover Japanese culture as expressed through its martial arts.

07906375117
www.TheDojo.co.uk

Children's classes are also available.

19/12/2019

Last night's training session was the last one of 2019.
Training will return in 2020 on Sunday 5th January at Cardiff and Monday 6th January in Aberdare.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and see you on the other side.......
www.TheDojo.co.uk

18/12/2019

Some good news to end the year on, our Dojo has a new Shodan!
Congratulations Harry!
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Jigen Ryu Hyoho

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The Parish Hall, Monk Street,
Aberdare
CF44 7NY

Opening Hours

Wednesday 6:30pm - 9pm
Sunday 6:30pm - 9pm

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