In this video I discuss the method of how we utilize “henka” in our martial arts training at the Budo Ryu Kai.
Henka (変化) means: change; variation; alteration; mutation; transition; transformation; transfiguration; metamorphosis.
In this video I detail the image of a tree and how the seed represents the kata. If you train correctly and nurture good skills, you will grow a solid foundation and have strong roots. From that, the tree will grow branches, limbs and leaves. This is the henka. Just as the branches and limbs are the variations and changes from the seed/root, the henka are the variations / changes from the kata. From here, you get the fruit. This is the useable materials for survival and nourishment. This is where we derive the goshinjutsu (reality based self defense) from the variation to help with our martial arts self defense training.
This lesson is directly for the practitioners of the ancient Japanese koryu martial arts of the ninja and samurai, such as ninjutsu (ninpo) and bujutsu (budo).
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