News about TaiKi activities /lectures /seminars /special sessions and trainingsessions...especially in regard to the TaiKi Honbu-dojo Amsterdam in the Netherlands...the Shin-ShinBuKen Dojo.
TaiKiKen European Federation, TEF
Tai Ki Kenpo Tai Ki ken or Great Ki Boxing is a universal oriental 'fighting art', devellopped by headmaster Sawai Kenichi. Because of it's Chinese wushu (Yi-Chuan) and Japanese budo-background it forms an unique blend of nei-chia (internal) and wai-chia (external) -Budo.
TaiKi stimulates our personal and universal 'yuan-chi'...which can only be experienced and devellopped by personal ki-training.
Under guidance of a good teacher one can learn how to move, feel, think and act spontaneously and freely....in order to stay healthy, move like a master and defend yourself adequately.
Let us first make clear our aims where we go for in TaiKi:
We want students -under good guidance- to learn how to develop and use their yuan-chi, in order to master it and: o through TaiKiKen Ki-training we want to achieve and sustain a good mental and physical health and fitness ( Chi kung /Yang Sheng kong)
oto learn the correct use and control of our ‘yuan-chi'
in every day life as well in the fighting arts
o to move finally without hindrances and spontaneously in the Tai-Ki way of moving (mastermoving)
oto be able to act, move, feel and think free without
hindrances and to be able to express our intentionsoptimally (Yi-training) and to be fully ourself o Tai-Ki-Kenpo wants to be a means towards personal growth and personality education o to be able to defend oneself adequately and be ableto fight efficiently (budo and wushu aspects) o with Tai Ki we want to deepen the insight in the own martial culture especially and deepen the insight in and make transfer to other (martial) cultures in general. As given to me by master Sawai Kenichi as his direct student since 1967 and appointed Kyoshi Master-Teacher andTaiKiKen Hanshi.
the use of the Ken leads to ulitmate precision and tuning of your actions. Just like in TaiKi
Intn.FEKAM KarateTeachers Seminar France 24-25 march 2012
Daan Dirkson: When it was not expected at all, our dear Kyosi got surprised by sensei Gruss' initiative to honor him. We just saw 20+ karateka's got their certificate for 2th dan and up to even 8th dan, when monsieur Gilbert et le president de Fédération Européenne de Karaté Do et d'Arts Martiaux Traditionnels invited our unsuspecting teacher to grant him with a ninth dan certificate. They saved the very best for last! Congratulations Sensei Kallenbach! Sensei Gruss and Sensei Kallenbach are old opponents but became good friends and stayed in contact all those years. Both with great Budo heart and mind have made a indelible contribution to the world of Martial Arts, hence the award to our Sensei during this special event. Over 230 karate teachers and assistant teachers joined together in Amberieu en Bugey near Lyon to train with Sensei's Gruss, Bigot and Kallenbach. Different lectures were given to inspire the mainly black belt Karateka's from 8 different country's (France, Netherlands, Morocco, Belgium, Germany, Swiss, Algeria and Canada), varied by a live Budo-paint session and a Japanese drum show. The contribution of our Tai Ki ryū was very well received and created new possibilities for many of the participants in the way they look at movement in general and move in their Martial Art in specific as they told us in their feedback afterwards. This was also due to their own openness and great effort they put in to this weekend. Combined with very nice weather and a great organization this Seminaire des Professeurs d'Arts Martieux was a great success and a honor for me to be a part of. Thank you Jan. I will post some pictures for illustration. Onegai Shimasu, — with Jan Kallenbach.
taiKi kenjutsu bunkai
Recently our Seniors practice TaiKi Sword...besides my knowledge of Shindo Muso ryu iai-do,
we practise also bunkai and even kumite forms...that enrich our experiences in fighting!