Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 11th, 2012!

 Doug Wilson will be in the USA leading a martial arts seminar focusing on effective kihon of budo taijutsu and the aspects of distance angles and timing.  Doug will be joined by other instructors throughout the day.  Living and working inJapan gives Doug a unique training perspective, both as a student and translator for Hatsumi Sensei.  The seminar is open to all participants, beginner to advanced.

 Date:  Saturday, February 11, 2012

Time: 12:30-5:30pm (registration, 11:45am)

Cost: $75 (cash at the door)

Location:  Kaizen Martial Arts,

1101 Plumber Way, Suite 106

Roseville,CA 95678

(Near I-80 andTaylor Rd.)

Bring:  Water, snacks, gi or easy to move-in workout clothes, bokken and other training tools – NO REAL WEAPONS.

 About the instructor:

Doug Wilson has been involved in martial arts for more than 30 years, with over 25 years in the Bujinkan.  Originally fromCalifornia’s Bay Area, he is one of the few residents ofJapanthat has been training consistently at the Hombu Dojo for more than 15 years.  

 Doug began his Bujinkan training under the direction of the Stockton Bujinkan Dojo in the early 1980’s.  He moved toJapanafter graduating fromSan DiegoStateUniversitywith a degree in International Business focusing onJapan.  Doug’s first experience living in the country was tenure as an exchange student, during which he spent the majority of his training time with Oguri Shihan and also attending Hombu Dojo training. 

 Doug often acts as the translator for Hatsumi Soke at training events and has co-translated several of the books published by Soke in the last decade; he can be seen translating in various Bujinkan training and Daikomyosai videos over the years.  His proximity to Soke provides him with a unique perspective on training, and Doug prefers to act as a conduit to Soke’s teaching rather than teach himself.  While he is rarely available for seminars, those Doug have taught have been very well attended and received.

Doug’s unique take on Bujinkan Budo taijutsu stems from his “keep it real” mentality — focusing on keeping the training and aspects thereof as realistic as possible.  This training session will focus on effective kihon of budo taijutsu and the aspects of distance angles and timing.

 Please email any event questions:   ken”at”warriorfriend.com

 Please pass it on and see you there!

Note from Doug:  We will be going over the Shoden Gata of Takagi Yoshin Ryu in Honor of Oguri Sensei.

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