Masaaki Hatsumi
Japanese martial artist
Masaaki Hatsumi
Masaaki Hatsumi, formerly Yoshiaki Hatsumi, is the founder of the Bujinkan Organization and claims to be the 34th Togakure-ryū Soke. He currently resides and teaches in the city of Noda, Chiba, Japan.
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En toch houd ik van ze! - Inside gamer
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Ik doe zelf Ninjitsu (Bujinkan leer voor degene die het willen opzoeken, of de meester genaamd Masaaki Hatsumi) en ben ook zeer benieuwd hoe dit concept in de game verwerkt is. En je moeder heeft inderdaad gelijk dat je speciaal bent als je een warme
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Gentes con un mismo objetivo - TeldeActualidad.com
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El actual Heredero (Soke) es Masaaki Hatsumi. La sede central se encuentra en la ciudad de Nodashi (Japón). Estas escuelas son: • Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu, fundada en el Siglo XII. Su principal enseñanza es la violencia debe ser evitada
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1st Maltese Martial Artist awarded 10th Dan Black Belt - DI-VE
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During his last visit to Japan he trained with various Japanese teachers such as Someia Sensei 15th Dan, Nagato Sensei 15th Dan and Soke Masaaki Hatsumi 34th Grandmaster of Togakurey Ryu and Head of the Bujinkan. Alfred founded the Bujinkan Malta Dojo
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El dragón feroz - La Opinión de Tenerife
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Fotomontaje para simular un ataque al maestro en Ninjutsu Guillermo Lugo Pérez. carsten w. lauritsen SOL RINCÓN BOROBIA Cuando Masaaki Hatsumi quiso partir en dos a Guillermo Lugo, la espada que empuñaba siguió una trayectoria descendente
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    FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 50
    His first trip to the United States was in 1982 and he has since continued to participate in yearly ninjutsu Tai Kai (gathering) around the world.
    More Details Hide Details Hatsumi also worked as a Seikotsu-in (整骨院) bonesetter after his graduation and was chairman of the Writers Guild of Japan at one point in time. He was the writer of a martial arts magazine Tetsuzan, which was "distributed in 18 countries." Masaaki Hatsumi has inherited the position of sōke (headmaster) of nine ryū (schools of martial arts): Masaaki Hatsumi focuses the training of the Bujinkan on the "feeling" of technique or what he terms the feeling of real situations. Hatsumi has a non-standoffish teaching approach, leading Black Belt magazine to call him "wild, funny, unpredictable, and a cross between Charlie Chaplin and Obi-Wan Kenobi." Hatsumi focuses on teaching taijutsu to his students, as the other ninja arts have no need to be practiced in modern times, besides for "historical study". He has also served as a martial arts advisor to various films and television productions, including the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice, and in the first film from the highly popular Japanese series Shinobi no Mono. He also appeared in and was the stunt coordinator for the Japanese tokusatsu television series Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya as the titular hero's mentor and father figure, Tetsuzan Yamaji.
  • FORTIES
  • 1978
    Age 46
    The 1978 edition of the Bugei Ryuha Daijiten includes the full sōke lists for Masaaki Hatsumi's ryūha.
    More Details Hide Details It also includes the following statement regarding Togakure-ryu: "genealogy includes embellishments by referring to data and kuden about persons whose existence is based on written materials and traditions in order to appear older than it actually is." According to Donn Draeger: "The late Fujita Seiko was the last of the living ninja, having served in assignments for the Imperial Government during the Taisho and Showa eras. No ninja exist today. Modern authorities such as T. Hatsumi are responsible for most research being done on ninjutsu."
  • 1972
    Age 40
    Takamatsu died in Nara, Japan in 1972 after advancing Hatsumi from student to Soke and bestowing on him "all the art of the nine schools", and of course the grandmaster's scrolls, three of which he indicated were ancient ninja schools and six samurai jujutsu schools of martial arts.
    More Details Hide Details Hatsumi went on to found the Bujinkan Dojo in Noda, Japan to teach the nine schools to other students.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Hatsumi was born in Noda, Chiba on December 2, 1931.
    More Details Hide Details He heavily participated in sports during his school years, along with martial arts and theater, including becoming "captain of the football team". While attending the Meiji University, he continued learning judo and eventually rose to Yudansha or Dan rank. He also began teaching Judo during his time at the university to American soldiers at the nearby Yokota Air Base. After graduating, Hatsumi began to search for a teacher to further his study of martial arts. He began his Kobudo training under Ueno Chosui. When he was 26 he met Ueno's teacher, Toshitsugu Takamatsu, known as "the Tiger of Mongolia". Hatsumi was accepted as Takamatsu's student and spent fifteen years on Honshu Island learning various ninjutsu styles from Takamatsu and other members of the Takamatsu family, also he continued to learn judo, Shito Ryu karate, aikido, and kobudo.
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