Art of the Japanese Half Staff

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Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo

159 Macquarie Street

1st floot rear building ( down ally way behind Legacy House )

Hobart, TAS 7000

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The Three foot staff introduction course is for people interested in commencing an in-depth study of the art at the Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo.

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Sanshaku Bojutsu or Hanbōjutsu (半棒術) is the art of the three foot staff.

The hanbō of Kukishin-ryū is used to parry, strike, crush and thrust. It integrates with taijutsu ( unarmed body combat ) as well. The hanbō is most directly related to the spear and staff, however these influences are superficial. It is safe to say that although the spear was in fact the origin of the hanbō itself, it truly plied its techniques from the sword.

Ukon Kuriyama is thought to have created and introduced the hanbō techniques to Kukishin-ryū during the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Legend has it that he was well known for his skill with the short spear. Kuriyama participated in the Battle of Nagashino on May 4, 1575, on the side of Nobunaga Oda. While fighting against general Katsuhisa Tangonokami Suzuki, Kuriyama's spear was cut in half. Kuriyama kept on fighting with the cleft spear and eventually defeated Suzuki. Then it is said that he continued into battle, overwhelming the enemies' swords and thoroughly beating them down. From this legend, it is believed that the hanbō was officially included in Kukishin-ryū during the early Edō era.

This course is for people over 16yrs of age.

ENTERING THE BUJINKAN TASMANIA DOJO

The dojo is a sacred place and requires persons to adhere to basic japanese etiquette. Please bow upon entry and then remove your shoes.

You will then be met by your host ( Duncan Stewart ) and given more details prior to starting practice.

DOJO RULES & GUIDELINES

​1. All students must adhere to the rules and guidelines the Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo.

2. Martial Arts training can be dangerous. Students must demonstrate a high level of self control and be able to follow instructions for the safety of oneself and others at all times.

3. People are required to be courteous, act responsibly, hold a high level of hygiene, and follow instructions from the teacher while adhering the code of the Bujinkan dojo.

3. Please arrive 10 minutes before class.​

4. Dojo training is non-competitive and students are encouraged to pursue their martial arts study with a balance of body,mind and spirit.

5 Persons unable to adhere to these rules and guidelines will be expelled from the dojo.

WHAT TO WEAR

1. Loose comfortable clothing. Eg: Sweat pants, sports tights, track pants etc. You may wear a martial arts uniform if you own one.

2. Bring a clean pair of socks to change into at the dojo.

3. No zips,buttons or jewellry. Body piecings need to be removed before class commences.

WHAT IS SUPPLIED?

1. The necessary equipment for safe practice and study will be supplied by the host.

2. Notes & Information on the topic will be supplied to all participants.

3. Tea, Coffee and some snacks will be available included in the event fee.

QUERIES

Please contact Duncan at bujinkantasmania@yahoo.com.au or 0421 024 714 .

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Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo

159 Macquarie Street

1st floot rear building ( down ally way behind Legacy House )

Hobart, TAS 7000

Australia

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No Refunds

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