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MOVING THROUGH THE SHOSHINSHA STAGE

This introductory stage is designed to prepare an aspiring practitioner for full participation in the Bujinkan Buyu Dojo training system.

It consists of three parts:

1. Dojo etiquette

2. Basic ukemi

3. Taijutsu fundamentals: Kamae and Sanshin no Kata

Usually a white belt is worn during this time frame. This alerts other training members to the fact that you do not yet possess a familiarity with the system. They in turn will take care to encourage and assist you. (A green belt indicates a person who is familiar with the system. A Black belt indicates a person who has mastered the basics of the system and is in the process of internalizing them; or it could also mean that the wearer is an instructor or an aspiring instructor.)

The time needed to move through this stage is usually 1 month for children and 3-6 months for adults. This is because the children will be drilled in these fundamentals; adults are expected to absorb the fundamentals and internalize them on a deeper level.

1. Dojo Etiquette:

- Perform standing bow

- Perform kneeling bow

- Participate successfully in the ritual for beginning and ending a training session

- Explain and correctly pronounce the following words and phrases:

- "Bujinkan"

- "Budo Taijutsu"

- "Togakure Ryu"

- "Masaaki Hatsumi"

- "Kamae"

- "Sanshin no Kata"

- "Ukemi"

- "BuYu"

- "Ninpo"

- "Taijutsu"

2. Basic Ukemi:

- Perform front shoulder roll

- Perform back roll

- Perform left side roll

- Perform right side roll

- Perform front breakfall

3. Taijutsu Fundamentals:

- Demonstrate the following Kamae:

- Shizen no kamae

- Ichimonji no kamae

- Hira no kamae

- Jumonji no kamae

- Hicho no Kamae

- Demonstrate the Sanshin no Kata:

- Chi no Kata

- Sui no Kata

- Hi (Ka) no Kata

- Fu no Kata

- Ku no Kata
 

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