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INTRODUCTION



The samurai and shinobi (specialized group within the samurai/bushi) are of vital importance in the history and culture of Japan. Their sensational skills and combat readiness at all levels have made them a global phenomenon that even today awakes the interest of scholars of the japanese culture and history and a multitude of martial artists. .



However, there are currently few Ryu (schools) to preserve and are guided by the ancient tradition. One of them is the 21st Soke Jinichi KAWAKAMI, and his main student, Yasushi KIYOMOTO Sensei, Shihan and President of Banke Shinobi no Den Kensyujyo. .





KAWAKAMI Soke is widely recognized in Japan as heir to the martial lineage with hundreds of years of existence, and as a shinobi has received training in Bujutsu and Shinobijutsu since childhood, being the guardian of the martial traditions of the regions of Iga, Koka, Konan and Tanba. He was named honorary curator of the Iga-Ryu Ninja Hakubutsukan, the Ninja Museum of Iga, and collaborates with martial publications of highest level.


The skills and combat arts of the systems of Iga and Koka can be learned after an interview and prior selection process.


Since in 2003 José DEFEZ, and then others members, began his training in Japan of Bujutsu and Shinobijutsu of BAN family of Koka, guided by ancient tradition according to guidelines and Soke Jinichi KAWAKAMI and Shihan Yasushi KIYOMOTO, are made trips to Japan each year to continue training.

As evidence and recognition of such training, José Defez has received several MOKUROKU, in 2011 received the SHIKATSU MENKYO and in 2013 the MENKYO of SHINDEN FUDO RYU.

Over the years other members of the school have received MOKUROKU.

Recommender of the certificate: Yasushi Kiyomoto, Vicepresident of KOKA BANTO ICHIMONKAI, President of BANKE SHINOBINODEN KENSYUJYO.

Issuer of the certificate: Jinichi KAWAKAMI, KOKA SHINOBI NO DEN SOSHIKE (Grand Master of KOKA NINJUTSU)


KAWAKAMI SOKE APPOINTED PROFESSOR AT MIE UNIVERSITY



Jinichi KAWAKAMI, 21th Soke of KOKA Ninjutsu, was appointed on December 2011 Professor at Mie University (Japan).

KAWAKAMI Soke began training in the art of Shinobi at six years old, making such training as is traditionally performed in the beginning, these teachings have been transmitted directly from the previous Soke of the BAN family of KOKA, this person was Masazo ISHIDA 20th Soke of BAN KOKA NINJUTSU. KAWAKAMI Soke is the only living person known to have received such training, being known in Japan as the last Ninja.

Because there are few differences between IGA RYU NINJUTSU and KOKA RYU NINJUTSU was named years ago, Honorary Director of the Iga Ninja Museum.

For this, he has been appointed Professor of Centre for Social Research at the University of Mie, being responsible for the study of "Science Ninja", clarifying the real image of Shinobi, summarize the knowledge and skills of Shinobi (Psychology, information gathering, Pharmacology, Sociology, study of Survival ... etc.) and its application in today's world, and other functions.

Links where this news report:

  • blog.livedoor.jp
  • www.yomiuri.co.jp
  • english.kyodonews.jp

  • Soon we will give more information about this important new.

    OFFICIAL BRANCH OF THE SCHOOL


    In October 2010, Soke Jinichi KAWAKAMI and Sensei Yasushi Kiyomoto decided to name this group of Spain as the first and only official school branch outside of Japan. Becoming an oficial Dojo, and Valencia its headquarter.

    -The sensei José DEFEZ was designated as SHIBUDAIHYO (Delegate and Representative of the School)




    BUJUTSU


    The study of Bujutsu, which can be translated as technical or art of war, includes techniques empty hand fighting (locks, chokes, throws, hits with hands, feet, elbows, head ... etc.) and weapons (katana, kodachi, tanto, kusarigama, jutte, tetsugusari ... etc).

    In our school we study the Bujutsu own KOKA schools which were forwarded to the BAN family.

    These schools are SHINDEN FUDO RYU KIHO, ICHIJYO HO KOPPO JUTSU, JYOSUI RYU SHINTOGUNDEN, SANKATO RYU YOROIDOSHI KUMIUCHI DEN, IZUMO SHIN RYU HEIHO, SHINKEN MUSO RYU GUN JUTSU, AWAKA CHIDEN RYU KAMA JUTSU and TAKENOUCHI RYU KOROSHI ATEMI NO DEN.



    SHINOBIJUTSU


    The Shinobijutsu, also known as Ninjutsu, includes military tactics, techniques, infiltration, sabotage, intelligence, information ... etc..

    The Shinobijutsu therefore it is not a martial art, the Shinobi used to combat the Bujutsu from his own family / school, not one differently because he was a Shinobi. Keep in mind that almost all of Shinobi were also Samurai / Bushi.

    It is important to understand that Bujutsu is within the study and training of Shinobi Den No, as is the pharmacopoeia and military strategy, among other subjects.

    Be Shinobi was a function, a job.

    The study of Shinobijutsu in our school comprises KOKA SHINOBI NO DEN, IGA SHINOBI NO DEN, TANBA MURAKUMO-RYU SHINOBI NO HOU and NANBOKU-RYU GUMPOU.

    In 2011, for the first time some foreigners have been taught and have completed a study a school of Shinobijutsu, AKUTAGAWA-RYU. These gentlemen have been José DEFEZ, Marco and Juan José.

    AKUTAGAWA-RYU is one of the schools within KOKA SHINOBI NO DEN of the BAN family learned Shinobijutsu.


    KAWAKAMI SOKE IN DOCUMENTARY OF SHINOBIJUTSU


    With the collaboration and appearance of KAWAKAMI Soke and KIYOMOTO Sensei, has filmed a documentary on the history of Ninja Tanba be issued in the U.S. in March and in May in Germany and France

    NINJA - The Shadow Warriors" is the first programme of a series of Untold History documentaries. The first episode on the rise and fall of the Ninja is produced by PACT registered UK production and distribution outfit Urban Canyons for ZDF / Arte and Smithsonian Networks, with distribution by National Geographic Television International . NINJA is supported by the European MEDIA fund, Japan Foundation and a private investor. Filming started in May 2011 in Japan and the UK; completion October 2011.

    Here's more information and a small trailer of the documentary:

  • Untold History Ninja

  • Smithsonian Channel:

  • Smithsonian Channel







  • OPEN SEMINAR JAPAN 2017


    Like every year, we celebrate the special seminar in Japan for foreigners, especially Spanish, living outside of Japan. It will be conducted as described below.

    - DATE: From Saturday 07th of October until Saturday 14th of October. Meeting: At 4:00 pm on 07th (in place of the seminar). End: At 10:00 am on 14th (in place of the seminar).

    - LOCATION: In Makino-cho, Takashima-shi, Shiga-ken (formerly known as Koka), on the shores of the Lake Biwa. This is a traditional Japanese accommodation attached to an important Shinto temple in mid of the nature.

    - PARTICIPATING: Members of BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN KENSYUJYO. Members of KOKA BANTO ICHIMONKAI. Those who live outside Japan and have the authorization of Banke Shinobi No Den Kensyujyo. Others whom the president of the seminar admits to participate (in principle, over 18 years of age).

    - COST: Accommodation: For 7 nights and 8 days (breakfast and dinner included), and use of the establishment are 54.000 yen. (415€ approximately). Seminar costs: 42.000 yen. (323€ approximately). Members of the Japanese association KOKA BAN-TO ICHIMONKAI Seminar costs: 36.000 yen. (277€ approximately) Other expenses such as lunch and drink, will be paid by each participant individually. Personal insurance (recommended to have an accident insurance ... etc).

    - ORGANIZATION: BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN KENSYUJYO.

    - DIRECTION: Shihan, President of BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN KENSYUJYO, Director and Vice-President of KOKA BAN-TÔ ICHIMONKAI: Yasushi KIYOMOTO sensei.
    Special direction KOKA SHINOBI NO DEN SOUSHIKE: Jinichi KAWAKAMI soke.

    - OTHER: - This seminar is to learn Shinobijutsu, theory and training methods and related techniques. - This time it will be open to non-members and who live in Japan (regardless of their nationality). - Check the conditions for participation.

    - REGISTRATION : BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN KENSYUJYO:
    In Japan : y_kymt@nike.eonet.ne.jp
    http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~bankeshinobi /.
    Delegate outside Japan : bankeshinobi.spain@gmail.com

    For more information look our Facebook or contact us:
    bankeshinobi.spain@gmail.com 





    MIE UNIVERSITY IN VALENCIA


    On Tuesday, 4th March 2014 the professors of Mie University (Japan), Kodama-sensei, Dean of the Department of Humanities, Law and Economics, Yamada-sensei, Professor of Japanese History and Ninjutsu specialist and the researcher Ninjutsu Guillaume Lemagnen, were in Valencia with the Delegate of Banke Shinobi No Den - Koka ryu Ban-Tô José Defez. Remained in Valencia until 8th March, during this time were important events and held meetings with the City Hall of Valencia, University of Valencia and the Japan Foundation.

    Soon we will inform you of all these events and meetings.

    Photo of Crystal Hall of the City Hall of Valencia. From left to right, Mr. José DEFEZ, Mr. Guillaume LEMAGNEN, Mr. Vicente ANDREU, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia, Illustrious Mr. Alfonso GRAU, Deputy Mayor of the City Hall of Valencia, Professor Shigeru KODAMA, Mr. Carles PADILLA, Dean of the University of Valencia and Professor Yuji YAMADA.

    For more information visit our blog and Facebook.




    JAPAN FOUNDATION EVENTS ON SHINOBI NO MONO


    During the month of November 2014 the Japan Foundation in collaboration with the Universities of Mie, Valencia, Alicante and Casa Asia has made a series of events over the Shinobi No Mono including lectures and demonstrations. Our soke KAWAKAMI-sensei was invited to participate in them has, José DEFEZ has also worked in all events in Spain with our soke.

    Coinciding with these acts, Kiyomoto-sensei also came to Spain. It is the first time our Masters come to Europe and is also the first time that such events occur.

    The events took place in London, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome with large crowds.

    Interesting lectures and demonstrations were held in these events, in Valencia we were lucky they were held for two days, there were also press, radio and television interviews to KAWAKAMI-Sensei. In these demonstrations we could see basic training of Shinobi and the Bujutsu practiced..

    As a brief summary, these are important points to know about the Shinobi no Mono:

    - - The main objective of Shinobi was to survive, to return with the information and / or fulfill his mission, not fight the enemy, which would only do so when there was no choice.

    - The Shinobi, like samurai have a katana but would not take her back and was not different from the others. There was not the ninjato, the star-shaped shuriken is not a weapon of Shinobi.

    - Neither had any "uniform", clothing, tool or weapon that did not betray noted as Shinobi. It was important to adapt to the environment and go unnoticed.

    - Important differentiate between Shinobi (real historical person) and Ninja (character from anime, manga, movies ...).

    - Another very important point is to know that the Bujutsu, among other things, is in the study of Shinobijutsu, the Shinobi trained Bujutsu but no different for being Shinobi, was the same Bujutsu who trained samurai. In our school, for example, we studied and trains the Shinobi no Den and Bujutsu own the BAN family of KÔKA.

    Soon we will expand this information and offer pictures and videos through our Facebook.





    FREE CLASS


    BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN - Koka RYU Banto will give a series of trainings, completely free, throughout this year. These trainings are for all those who are interested in Japanese culture and traditions, especially in the Bujutsu and the Shinobi no Mono.

    For more information answer by our email or through our Facebook.



    Note: There is no relationship between BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN and the known as " Japan Ninjutsu Federation". ".



    For more information write to: bankeshinobi.spain@gmail.com

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