Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Masami Shioda the warriors in modern times

japanese sword-Masami Shioda

Masami Shioda (60), holding a large bamboo stick in leather belt, facing the Vernon Church (48) an Internet executive held the same stick. Kack! Bang! The floor shook with each blow, as lunged forward and stomping.

Shouts a short, practical, with the Japanese language and Ingris broken. Like a movie that came out of Kung Fu. Relax for a while after a move, then they practice again with a jerk and shouting.

Hyono is Shinkageryu proficiency courses to use the sword in Manhattan on a mission to preserve the ancient culture of the samurai. This martial art founded in Japan in the country during the war period (1480 - 1570) and has been preserved, according to Shioda.

"You could say there was no difference in what we practice now when compared to the old samurai era," said Shioda who is a teacher of the course in the City of New York. "That's why you can say this is not as popular as Kendo."

Ready smile and laughter, with a slow eye movement and simple behavior, not many would think samurai skills possessed this person. He teaches courses in space leased from the dance studio. Classical music from dance classes in the next room could be heard faintly. Seemed to disappear by voices pounding their sticks.
An Ancient Culture

[Masami Shioda Sensei Vernon Church and his students practice during the course. (Joshua Phillip / The Epoch Times)]

Masami Shioda Sensei Vernon Church and his students practice during the course. (Joshua Phillip / The Epoch Times)
Since the martial arts tradition forbade men to charge a fee for the course, Shioda do kegiatanya in the studio to hire. He and his students share the cost of studio rental. "He did because he loved her," Church said one of his old pupils.

After hitting each other with the sword exercise their respective turn and stopped just inches from the neck or wrist respectively. Looks like going to hurt each other. After doing a lap with his students, Shioda paused to correct the student movement. "Like this," he said, taught Vernon swept the leg.

Shioda Shinkageryu has engaged more than twenty years. He grew up in Kamakura, 72 km from Tokyo. "This is not the practice in my town," he said in Japanese to be translated by a student.

"I am not satisfied with Kendo," he said, recalling the exercises in tekuni ever before. "Shinkageryu very famous name but I do not think is living in this modern era. Even in Japan, people who practice Shinkageryu may only 500 people."

This art in the maintained continuously from traditional clothing to his training methods.

"We are very pleased the way people think of the past," said Shioda.

Shioda added Shinkageryu part of the mission is to conserve the culture of the samurai. "What is important is to maintain the gist," he said. "All these things can only come in the days of the war, and to keep it that's passed on the essence of what we're trying to preserve."
japanese sword-Masami Shioda
"For me there is something very unique from this art used in Japanese sword against empty hands," he said. "I do not want to call it like a cheap words like 'Energy Samurai,' but something really authentic Japanese, is very unique in the art and are used only in the Japanese sword arts."

Berkultivasi Truth

Despite the rapid movement and loud sounds of a bamboo sword shinai Shinkageryu Fukuro, this art is full of peace.

The founder of Aikido, O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, once said, "The Way of the Warriors has been incorrectly interpret. It is not intended to oppress or kill others. Those who want the competition to be stronger than the others it was a big mistake."

Japanese men with small stature, became famous old 80's saying, "Way of the Warriors is to avoid assassination."

Shioda pilosofi matching share on beladirinya art. He said that through training, he and his students "learn little by little about life."

There are many wrong concepts about the martial arts, clear Shioda. He said people often come to him wanting to fight, or challenge it. He recalls when a daring swordsman when he was young, and Shioda accepted. He said the game 50-50. I'm a little lost because he was constantly stabbing my toes. "Shioda laughed when mimicking stabbing motion at the foot of his students.

"It is very difficult to survive," he added.

The bulk of the technique is to control and use less energy to get bigger results. Shioda adding he wants his students to understand "that you do not need speed, you do not need power. Only the physical and dynamics that you need and you can have the potential to achieve greatness."

"It's not about speed and muscle. It is a technique," he said. "That's what makes it very attractive."

He added in the teaching philosophy and principles of martial arts, he wanted his students "loved the first, then if still a lack of knowledge for even more fun, then became part of it."