Previous Seminars

September 2005

September 30-October 2, 2005

Dayton, Ohio

Saturday, October 1st - 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, October 2nd - 10:00am-4:00pm

Luke Molitor, Happo Biken Menkyo Shihan

Kenjutsu and Bikenjutsu (secret sword methods) of the Kukishin ryu and Togakure ryu

Jess Attilli of the Godaiko Dojo and Jack Mann of the Kazoku Dojo are hosting a two day seminar on aspects of bikenjutsu taught by Luke Molitor of the Jigoku Dojo. Mr. Molitor has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the Japanese warrior arts and ways, and splits his time between Japan and Texas furthering his training under Soke Hatsumi Masaaki. He is also a trusted, personal student of Nagase Hiroshi, Someya Kenichi, and Nagato Toshiro.

For More information on Luke Molitor and the Jigoku Dojo please go to: www.jigokudojo.com

This seminar will review the material of the first seminar, including postures, movement, cutting mechanics, and mindset. Additionally, new material will be covered, including more advanced drills to further develop and hone the fundamentals of bikenjutsu. Also, formal ryuha kata from the Kukishin ryu and the Togakure ryu will be introduced and studied. There will be personal, hands on instruction for each participant at every level.

Those in the area Friday night are welcome to attend a class on aspects of traditional battojutsu and taijutsu. The training will be from 6pm-8pm.

The seminar will be held at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo. Due to the nature of the seminar attendance will be limited, so be sure to pre-register to reserve your place. Please bring daisho (long and short sword) fukuroshinai (leather covered shinai) or shinai, bokken, and iaito for training. No live weapons please! For more information or to send payment contact Jack Mann or Jeff Ochester.

October 2005

October 21-23, 2005

Salem, Oregon

Luke Molitor, Happo Biken Menkyo Shihan

Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu

This two-day seminar will be covering aspects of the Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu specifically all the material thru the Churyaku no Maki (Chiryaku no Maki). The seminar will be taught by Luke Molitor of the Jigoku Dojo. Mr. Molitor has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the Japanese warrior arts and ways, and splits his time between Japan and Texas furthering his training under Soke Hatsumi Masaaki. He is also a trusted, personal student of Nagase Hiroshi, Someya Kenichi, and Nagato Toshiro. The Gyokku Ryu is one of the oldest traditions contained in the Bujinkan Dojo.

For More information on Luke Molitor and the Jigoku Dojo please go to: www.jigokudojo.com

Saturday, October 22nd - 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, October 23rd - 10:00am-4:00pm

The location and fees of the event will be announced soon. Please bring bokken, shinai (fukuro shinai preferred), daisho, and iaito (if possible), notebook, and liquids.

For more information, or to register, contact Mark Vandehey.

June 2005

June 10th, 11th & 12th, 2005

Southern Illinois University (The Vadelebene Center in the gymnastics room)
9:00am 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Luke Molitor, Happo Biken Menkyo Shihan

Kenjutsu & Bikenjutsu Kihon Seminar

Hybrid Movements of SIUE, and the Gateway Schools of S. Illinois and Missouri Dojo will be hosting a two day seminar on aspects of kenjutsu and bikenjutsu taught by Luke Molitor of the Jigoku Dojo. Mr. Molitor has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the Japanese warrior arts and ways, and splits his time between Japan and Texas furthering his training under Soke Hatsumi Masaaki. He is also a trusted, personal student of Someya Kenichi, Nagase Hiroshi, and Nagato Toshiro. The Kukishin ryu is a complete Japanese feudal military system with its origins dating back over 700 years.

For More information on Luke Molitor and the Jigoku Dojo please go to: www.jigokudojo.com

This seminar will encompass beginning techniques of etiquette, postures, movement, proper cutting, mindset, basic forms, and cutting practice - with the primary focus of the seminar being on the mechanics of cutting correctly, and specific drills to instill the correct feeling of the Kukishin ryu sword methods. There will be personal, hands on instruction for each participant at every level. At the end of instruction there will be an opportunity for tameshigiri, traditional test cutting practice, for students.

The seminar will include a Friday night session at Ryu Dojo in Marine Illinois on fundamentals of battojutsu and this year's theme in Japan.

$80 for Saturday and Sunday $10 for cutting mat, $10 for Friday night, no one day fee! Prepaid students will get their mat and Friday training night free. Instructors bringing 5 students will attend free.
Send payment to: Kool Karate / Ryu Dojo, 302 W. Division, Marine IL 62061

Due to the nature of the seminar attendance will be limited, so be sure to pre-register to reserve your place. Please bring a fukuroshinai (leather covered shinai), shinai, and/or bokken (wood training sword) for training. Live weapons used for tameshigiri must be inspected before the seminar starts. When you register, please inform us if you intend on bringing a live blade with you.

DIRECTIONS: to SIUE and Vadelebene Center (see links below)
http://www.siue.edu/cwis/maps.html
http://www.mapquest.com
Hotel very near SIUE:
Super 8 hotel of Collinsville (618) 345-8008
Students who wish to sleep free overnight at Angie Smith's dojo / day care Friday and Saturday night may do so if attending the seminar. There is a kitchen and floor space for sleeping. Showers are available at SIUE after the seminar in the locker rooms.

For more information, please contact Angie Smith at Pretend1@yahoo.com

May, 2005

Private seminar

April, 2005

Saturday, 16th April, 2005

Murphy, Texas
Dojo Shurikenjutsu Workshop & Barbeque
For Dojo Members and Friends Only

The Jigoku Dojo will be conducting shurikenjutsu training, with a potluck barbeque to follow. This event is limited to Jigoku Dojo members and friends only. Contact Luke Molitor to register for the event.

March, 2005

March 11th & 12th, 2005

Cleveland, Ohio Area

Luke Molitor, Happo Biken Menkyo Shihan

Kenjutsu Kihon Seminar

Jess Attilli of the Godaiko Dojo, and Jack Mann of the Kazoku Dojo will be hosting a two day seminar on aspects of kenjutsu and bikenjutsu taught by Luke Molitor of the Jigoku Dojo. Mr. Molitor has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the Japanese warrior arts and ways, and splits his time between Japan and Texas furthering his training under Soke Hatsumi Masaaki. He is also a trusted, personal student of Nagase Hiroshi, Someya Kenichi, and Nagato Toshiro. The Kukishin ryu is a complete Japanese feudal military system with its origins dating back over 600 years.

For More information on Luke Molitor and the Jigoku Dojo please go to: www.jigokudojo.com

This seminar will encompass beginning techniques of etiquette, postures, movement, proper cutting, mindset, basic forms, and cutting practice - with the primary focus of the seminar being on the mechanics of cutting correctly, and specific drills to instill the correct feeling of the Kukishin ryu sword methods. There will be personal, hands on instruction for each participant at every level. At the end of instruction there will be an opportunity for tameshigiri, traditional test cutting practice, for students.

The entry fee will include a rolled and soaked target of tatami omote (rolled straw floor mats). More targets may be purchased in addition to what is provided. Additional targets are available, please contact us before the seminar. Due to the nature of the seminar attendance will be limited, so be sure to pre-register to reserve your place. Please bring a fukuroshinai (leather covered shinai), shinai, and/or bokken (wood training sword) for training. Live weapons used for tameshigiri must be inspected before the seminar starts. When you register, please inform us if you intend on bringing a live blade with you.

For more details, please contact Jess Attilli at

godaikodantai@yahoo.com

February, 2005

Private seminar

January, 2005

January 15th, 2005

12:00pm-4:00pm

North Dallas, Texas

Luke Molitor, Happo Biken Menkyo Shihan

Jigoku Dojo Kagami Biraki

Kagami biraki is a feudal Japanese tradition meaning 'mirror opening' and among other things, symbolizes a renewal of the spirit and rededication to training. This event will consist of training in the kihon (basics) of the dojo. The sanshin no kata (three-hearts patterns), taihenjutsu muto dori gata (unarmed body changing patterns), and the kihon gata of the various schools contained in the Bujinkan dojo. This event is primarily for Jigoku Dojo members and friends. If you are interested in attending, contact us for space availability.

December, 2004

December 11th , 2004

Allen, Texas
Jigoku Dojo Annual Daikomyosai Seminar
10:00am 4:00pm

Luke Molitor, Happo Biken Menkyo Shihan

This year's winter Daikomyosai will cover this year's theme of Daisho Sabaki, Budo no Kiso, Roppo Kuji no Biken, and Tachi Waza. This is a continuation of last year's theme of Juppo Sessho. The seminar will be taught by Luke Molitor of the Jigoku Dojo. Mr. Molitor has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the Japanese warrior arts and ways, and splits his time between Japan and Texas furthering his training under Soke Hatsumi Masaaki. He is also a trusted, personal student of Nagase Hiroshi, Someya Kenichi, and Nagato Toshiro.

Saturday, December 11th - 10:00am-4:00pm
Mat Fee - $40.00

After the seminar, the dinner ceremony will begin at 6:30pm at a local Japanese restaurant. Significant others of the seminar attendees are welcome to come. Due to the nature of the seminar and space considerations, seminar attendance is limited, so pre-registration is necessary. When you register, be sure to include who will be coming to the dinner. You can pre-register by e-mailing training@jigokudojo.com or calling 972.392.2552.

November, 2004

November 19-21, 2004

Salem, Oregon

Luke Molitor, Happo Biken Menkyo Shihan

Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu

This two-day seminar will be covering aspects of the Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu specifically all the material thru the Joryaku no Maki (Tenryaku no Maki). The seminar will be taught by Luke Molitor of the Jigoku Dojo. Mr. Molitor has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the Japanese warrior arts and ways, and splits his time between Japan and Texas furthering his training under Soke Hatsumi Masaaki. He is also a trusted, personal student of Nagase Hiroshi, Someya Kenichi, and Nagato Toshiro. The Gyokku Ryu is one of the oldest traditions contained in the Bujinkan Dojo.

Saturday, November 20th - 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, November 21st - 10:00am-5:00pm

The location of this event will be at Steele's Karate Dojo of Salem, Oregon. The fee for the weekend is $60.00, or $35.00 per day. Please bring bokken, shinai (fukuro shinai preferred), daisho, and iaito (if possible), notebook, and liquids.

For more information, or to register, contact Mark Vandehey.

October, 2004

October 22nd & 23rd, 2004

San Francisco, California
Bay Area Buyu Center

Luke Molitor, Happo Biken Menkyo Shihan

This year's theme in Japan - Roppo Kuji no Biken, Budo no Kiso, Daisho Jutaijutsu, Juppo Sessho, Tachi waza.

Times:
Friday Oct 22nd, 7:00pm 10:00 pm
Saturday Oct 23rd, 10:00am 5:00pm

The Bay Area Buyu Center is honored to be hosting a seminar on this year's Bujinkan theme taught by Luke Molitor of the Jigoku Dojo. Mr. Molitor has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the Japanese warrior arts and ways, and splits his time between Japan and Texas furthering his training under Soke Hatsumi Masaaki. He is also a trusted, personal student of Nagase Hiroshi, Someya Kenichi, and Nagato Toshiro. This year's themes include Roppo Kuji no Biken, Budo no Kiso, Daisho Jutaijutsu, Juppo Sessho, Tachi Waza, among others.

The mat fee for this event is $15.00 for Friday night, and $60.00 for Saturday. This is shaping up to be a great event. Preregister online for a $10 discount !

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Patrick McKee or Rebecca Kidder .

For more information on Luke Molitor and the Jigoku Dojo please go to: www.jigokudojo.com

Please bring your own training weapons if you have them. The Center has some training weapons available for use. Space will probably be limited to about thirty students. Please arrive a bit early in order to change, stretch, etc. as the seminar should begin promptly. Click here for driving directions.

September, 2004

September 25th, 2004

Dallas, TX

Dojo Tameshigiri and Barbeque
For Dojo Members and Friends Only

The Jigoku Dojo will be conducting its regular tameshigiri training, with a potluck barbeque to follow. This event is limited to Jigoku Dojo members and friends only. Contact Luke Molitor to register for the event.

September 11 th &12 th, 2004

Time: Sat-10pm- 5pm Sun-10pm- 4pm

Ed Martin & Luke Molitor Seminar, Far North Dallas , TX

On September 11 th and 12 th Ed Martin and Luke Molitor, two senior-level Bujinkan Dojo Shihan, will be conducting a seminar sharing their unique perspectives on taijutsu. They will be covering several aspects of armed and unarmed combatives, multiple opponent engagements, and tactical movement concepts. This seminar will be geared for beginners as well as advanced practitioners.

Seminar times:

Saturday: 10:00am 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am 4:00pm

Due to space considerations, pre-registration will be necessary. The training fee for one day is $40.00 or $70.00 for both days if registered before August 15 th . After this date, one day will be $50.00 or $90.00 for both days. Instructors who bring five or more students will attend free. The cut-off date for registration is September 3rd. There will also be an opportunity for Bujinkan Dojo rank testing. Please inform us two weeks prior to the seminar if you plan on testing.

Attire: Loose fitting comfortable clothing, Keiko gi and indoor tabi preferred. Please bring shinai, bokken, training knife, training shuriken, rope, and any other training items that may be appropriate. No live weapons please.

To find out more information about Ed Martin and Luke Molitor, please check out these sites:

Ed Martin, Dojocho Pennsylvania Bujinkan Dojo
Luke Molitor, Dojocho Jigoku Dojo

For more information or to register, e-mail - training@jigokudojo.com

August, 2004

August 27-29, 2004

Bujinkan Martial Arts Center
4111-B Power Inn Rd. Sacramento , Ca 95826
(On the corner of Belvedere and Power Inn Rd.)

Luke Molitor, Happo Biken Menkyo Shihan

Kenjutsu and Bikenjutsu (secret sword methods) of the Kukishin ryu and Togakure ryu

Time: Sat-10pm-6pm Sun-10pm-6pm
Mat fee: Sat+Sun $100

August 28th and 29 th the Sacramento Bujinkan Martial Arts center will present a two day seminar on aspects of bikenjutsu taught by Luke Molitor of the Jigoku Dojo. Mr. Molitor has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the Japanese warrior arts and ways, and splits his time between Japan and Texas furthering his training under Soke Hatsumi Masaaki. He is also a trusted, personal student of Nagase Hiroshi, Someya Kenichi, and Nagato Toshiro.

For More information on Luke Molitor and the Jigoku Dojo please go to: www.jigokudojo.com

This seminar will review the material of the first seminar, including postures, movement, cutting mechanics, and mindset. Additionally, new material will be covered, including more advanced drills to further develop and hone the fundamentals of bikenjutsu. Also, formal ryuha kata from the Kukishin ryu and the Togakure ryu will be introduced and studied. There will be personal, hands on instruction for each participant at every level.

Those of you in the area Friday night are welcome to attend a class on aspects of the Kukishin ryu bojutsu shoden gata, and jissen kihon gata. The training will be from 6pm-8pm, Mat fee $15.00

Due to the nature of the seminar attendance will be limited, so be sure to pre-register to reserve your place. Please bring daisho (long and short sword) fukuroshinai (leather covered shinai) or shinai, bokken, and iaito for training. No live weapons please! For more information or to send payment contact:

Afrogeta916@yahoo.com

Alex Bushman
( 916)425-8886
4912 Fawnridge Way.
Antelope , CA 95843

 

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