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16 TBIK 10 - Jojutsu


16 TBIK 9 - Niten Ichi Ryu

Sempai Wenzel and Marques Demonstrate Niten Ichi Ryu
The Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu is the style of Kenjutsu created by the famous samurai Miyamoto Musashi (Know more)

Gilberto Vs. Silva - Graduated´s Shiai in the 16th TBIK
Men (Hit on opponent"s skull)


16 TBIK 8 - Yoshiharu Kikuchi - 110 Years of Japanese Immigration

In the 16th Brazilian Tournament we had the presence of the President of the Executive Committee of Japanese Immigration, Mr. Yoshiharu Kikuchi

Gilberto Vs. Marques - Graduated´s Shiai in the 16º TBIK
Tsuki (Lunge in the neck)


16 TBIK 7 - TEMPLE NIKKYOJI - Monk Eishin Suzuki

Massao Vs. Guilherme - Graduated´s Shiai in the 16º TBIK
Nito Do (Opponent with two swords blows blow on Abdomen)

In the 16th TBIK we had the presence of the Nikkyoji Temple Representative, Bishop Eishin Suzuki


Shin Hagakure in Spanish - Book launch

On April 25th at 7p.m. in Bueno Aires (Argentina), at the Borges Cultural Center in the Williams Audience Hall was released the Spanish version of "Shinhagakure - Thoughts of a Modern Samurai."
The book in its Spanish version was edited in Argentina by Niten Cultural Institute itself, there are two volumes where Sensei Jorge Kishikawa shaped his experiences of more than 40 years of training with the Sword and interaction with Traditional Masters of Japan. Shinhagakure (meaning "new Hagakure" and it"s a reference to Yamamoto Tsunetomo"s famous book) carries the Combat energy from the Samurais and proposes itself like a compass that helps the reader to orient himself to face and overcome the problems of life, both professional and personal.

It was a gala event to receive Sensei Jorge Kishikawa, author of the book, who transmitted to all the participants his excitement by this new possibility of spreading his message in its whole shape to everyone who speaks Spanish. His kindness and warmth conquered everyone at the ceremony, and they didn"t stop asking for photos and autographs in his books.

I should mention the significant presence of the Japanese community in Argentina, such as Sensei Gustavo Aoki (Master of Tea Ceremony of the Urasenki School), Sergio Kaneshima (President of the Nichia Gakuin Japanese School Committee) and Venerable Sempo Oshiro (Buddhist Monk of Soto Zen Buddhism School from Japan) that brightened the day with his presence and words. Also present were representatives of Argentine clubs and government entities, such as Mr. Gustavo Angelucci (GEBA) and Dr. Mariano Javier Ortega (Lomas de Zamora´s Health Ministry).

The words of Argentina´s General Coordinator, Joel Correa da Silva, vibrated with recognition to Sensei by the greatness realized when writing the Shinhagakure. During the event, there were also moments of emotion when Mariano Díaz Barbosa, writer, and student of the Institute, read to the participants some chosen pieces of Sensei"s work.

We believe that from this moment the Shinhagakure will be an essential and accessible reading for all the people of the Spanish language who seek to develop values such as Courage, Compassion, Loyalty and that strive day to day to reach their potential.


16 TBIK 4 - KENJUTSU Finals

Finalists of the Graduated Category

Instructor Gilberto received the Champion of the Day Award, Trip to the United States and Mexico!

Gilberto Vs. Marques - Tsuki (Lunge in the neck)

Marques Vs. Adeval

Marques Vs. Gilberto

Silva Vs. Gilberto

Pedro Irii Vs. Marques

Holschuh (Campinas)

Gilberto Vs. Danilo

Silva Vs. Massao

Pedro Irii Vs. Estevão

Silva Vs. Massao - Graduated´s Shiai in the 16º TBIK
Tsuka Tsuki (Lunge on the opponent"s neck with the sword shaft)


How to be approved in Polytechnic School

Recently I was approved at the college entrance examination of the Polytechnic School of USP (São Paulo University, one of the best universities in Brazil) in computer engineering, and Sensei asked me to share this experience of being approved without being absent from Niten.
One of the first Golden Moments I saw, and also one of the most remarkable to me, was when Sensei taught about "what should be done, and what shouldn"t be done." He said: "if you do what must be done, and not do what should not be done, " I would already be very well, compared to the others.
But "to say" is something very different than actually "doing" it, and I remember Sensei saying, "If it were easy like that, there wouldn"t be such a Golden Moment," and that"s where Niten makes the difference.
Going to practice regularly, listening to Sensei"s Golden Moments, and the energy of the path"s warriors is what motivated me the most during the journey of college entrance exam, and I realized that when I didn"t go, I got softer, lazier, and left the commitments aside, many times.
So, if you are going to do these exams, do not forget to go to the training because of your studies. On the contrary, go to practice to help with your studies!
Arigatou Gozaimashita - Suguiyama (Vila Mariana Dojo)

On the right, Suguiyama approved in Engineering at the Polytechnic School from USP (Sao Paulo University). On the left, Pedro approved in Medical School at the same university.


Samurai Day 2018 3

"Konichiwa! Shitsureishimassu!
Congratulations to you Sensei!!!
Omedetou Gozaimasu!
Before Niten, I walked lost in the fog, aimlessly, lost in this modern world.
But far away I saw a lighthouse, and it was Sensei who leads me to a new land full of millennial teachings.
Thank you Sensei for letting me be part of this Samurai family called Niten!
Thank you for your courage for teaching Bushido!
Thank you for polishing us and sharing the Golden Moments!
Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!
Sayonara Arigato Gozaimasu, Sensei."
Ícaro RJ- Governador Island.


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