Shiroto has expressed his greatest relief that he trains in Konigun. The effective and practical training that he receives in Konigun Ninjutsu allowed him to save himself and his sister from harm.Hi!I'm Shiroto Blazej. I train under Samurai Pawel Szatkowski (Suzume) in delta group in Inowroclaw. A few days ago I had an incident. I think that was 10 p.m., when I was going across the park with my 15 year old sister. She asked me to pick her up because she was scared of walking through the city when it's getting dark. I saw that there was a drunken man. He started to insult me, screaming many horrible things in my direction. I replied only, "Hey, think about who you are..."Then He tried to punch me in my face. I blocked his first punch and then the second. Then I did the grapple sweep technique the same as I was practicing during my trainings in dojo. I take him to the ground and then I hit him in his ear with my head. He started to bleed, so I left him.I took off my coat and took an advanced stance, but he started to laugh. I thought that there is no sense to continue this fight and resigned. I turned around and went to my sister, but he jumped on my back. So I fell down with him (again to the ground). I started to strangle him for a moment, but I resigned a second time and I got up.My T-shirt was dirty with blood from his ear. I want to go away, but I heard him chase after me. I turned around and I wanted to kick him in his head, but there is a problem, I am wearing beggs; they are wide pants and they constrain me. So I kicked him in the chest twice with whip kicks and a third time I used a front snap kick, but he grabbed my foot. Now I must use elements of my environment. There were iron toys on the playground. I took his head and hit it on an iron toy. That was the last time he tried to hurt me. Finally, he resigned. I took my sister and went home safely.That's all. I think that it was an enlightening experience, but I hope that something like that will never happen again, because that kind of situation is very stressful.Shiroto Blazej
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thursday, July 5, 2007
We're about to fly to the USA. As I mentioned one year ago, we are going on the Gathering and also to the Conclave. We are flying over there to New Orlean to Taibushi Joe, the head of the Neko Rei family. We are going to have some sights over there and then we will go to Tennessee.
We are really excited because of this trip. We will meet the head of our style and other black sashes, who we had a chance to meet only by the phone and e-mails. We can't wait to meet other students of Konigun Ninjutsu. We worked hard to fly over there with visas and other stuff. But we are enjoying every minute of our preparing for that adventure. Everything is a huge question mark for us, but it makes us more excited about everything.
Few words about our progress. The Polish part of Konigun Ninjutsu opened a second class in my home town, in Inowroclaw city. We have new students there who I think will enjoy this special art. Along with the class in Inowroclaw, there is still a group in Torun, which is growing. Dojo in Torun has existed much longer, that's why there are more advanced students. During the seminars there are more people outside of both of those cities who want to keep training and get tips to train on their own.
Our biggest achievment is that everyone is like a big family. We are working on it all the time, to keep everyone together. It is special, the same as this martial art is. That's why there are plenty of people who weren't allowed to train with us. But those who got on our training became fellow brothers and sisters.
We are happy, because Konigun is starting to be interesting for people, even who are not training it. We made few shows, which made big impression on the crowd. We've been on tv, introducing our style and also in a few newspapers, several times. People starting to ask about classes near their cities and everything is making us to work hard.
The Gathering in Poland, which is going to be in August, is prepared. There we will make some tournaments for campers, there will be time for sights and for hard trainings. Summarizing: lots of fun, time for relax and time for work. We are going to make trainings in dojo, but also near beautiful Polish Baltic Sea on a beach.
Senpai Adam and I are both looking forward to seeing everyone in the United States. We are also inviting every Konigun Ninjutsu martial artist to Poland. See you in Tennessee!
Senpai Pawel Szatkowski
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Our summer camp took place this year in Inowroclaw. We were training outside and in the gym. The camp was almost cancelled, but like every year it has to be done! And it was...
Before camp was officially started, Meijin visited Biskupin. It's one of the oldest towns in Europe! It is thought to have been around for 2700 years! The next day we started to train. Meijin's drills were hard! After a few hours of training, nobody could move their legs, but everyone was happy to learn something new.
That evening we started the second part of our training. This part was spent on techniques. Gi grabs - both hand and one hand and deshi techniques. All deshi worked on their monjin categories and then learned senpai kata.
Also we made some progress with weaponry. Bokken, sai, tonfa, nunchaku, and manriki were the main weapons we were training to know better. There was a lot of fun and some pain, which is nothing new to training with weapons.
The final day was the exam day. All of my students were quite sure of their knowledge on the next rank, but when the exam began, all of them were nervous. Every member of Poland Summer Camp made his next rank, which means that everyone made some progress in their skills. Now we have a lot to do. We learned lots of new things which we need to repeat and improve.
In the Poland Summer Camp were 8 Konigun students. Now our goal is to make it double on the next one. By the end of the year we are planning to open a second class in Torun and in the first part of next year, hopefully, a third.
There is more good news: Monjin Adam and I are coming to the USA during next summer. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Every year when it gets hot outside, we move our training area to a clearing in the woods where nobody can disturb our training. Our group really likes training over there. Hinin Michal said that the place has a special, great climate! The peaceful area between the trees and hill is used to vary every training session (as you can see in the picture - Hinin Michal and Hinin Maciej are warming up).
I opened my dojo 9 months ago. I'm teaching Konigun twice a week. Our Polish part of the Fukuro Family generally has a class of about 9 people, but "extra" students some to train with us in Torun several times a year before Camps with Meijin Jay. During our classes we keep on a schedule pie which covers everything which a new student of Konigun should know. Stretching, gymnastics, stamina, and basic techniques all make our training very interesting. A few weeks ago we bought gloves, casks, and a bag to practice with and get better at everything. We laugh about the fact that we carry our school on our backs because Deshi Adam and I carry all of that stuff to every class on our backs. Of course, we also train with weapons. Our students are learning basic moves with the bokken, bo-staff, or fighting belt.
The students met Meijin Jay for the first time last winter. They were impressed! There was some time for joking and resting, but the whole camp was certainly not for wasting time! We were practicing 8-9 hours a day and after training we were dead on our feet. Now everyone is looking forward to the next camp. We are honored that Meijin is coming to us twice a year to help us improve our skills. We are trying to represent our style as well as we can. Hopefully Konigun Ninjutsu will be strong and popular in Europe pretty soon. We'll do our best to make it happen.
Greetings from Poland! Coming soon: The next edition of Torun Dojo News!