Since not all teachers are not known, either to the older or the younger generation, we thought it was fare to mention a few facts in the purpose to give some kind of information. All the teachers are looking very much forward to see YOU at the Nordic Buyukai!
My name is Sveneric (to the left in the photo), I have been asked to say something about myself. As a matter of fact, I’ve been asked to write down a CV. That is not for me, I have very little of interest to say about myself. However, I’m expected to say something, so...
I have practiced Bujinkan since the introduction made by Bo F Munthe to Europe back in the days. In other words, some 40 years now. Before that I was involved in Jujutsu, Aikido, Karate and Judo. I’m the old boy in this company of boys. Around 3-4 decades ago, maybe I was little of a bad boy, but now, in my age it’s just about the old bones.
No excuses though, what the many years of training have given me is a certain amount of knowledge, furthermore I have learned that knowledge is far from enough. If the knowledge should come in to play it must be practiced. It has to be lived, it’s not enough to understand.
And on the other hand I have today, in my age (72), reached the insight to simply do what I feel is right, I do what I feel I have to do without the feeling that I have to anything, and simply living my way. Maybe it is something also mirrored in my taijutsu today.
See you all in Stockholm December 13-15, 2019 Nichi Nihci Kore Konichi – every day is a good day.
Or when you participate at the Nordic Buyukai, do it for real and do it well.
My name is Michael and I am 48.
1983 – 1988 practiced from the books by soke and Steven Hayes
1988: Lucky to first time meet my root teacher Sveneric Bogsäter who has been my teacher in Bujinkan ever since.
1990 first time I met Hatsumi sensei and have ever since made sure to practice at his teachings almost every year at least 1-2 times a year.
In 1994 I passed the godan (5th Dan).
My first Bujinkan Dojo was founded near Copenhagen in 1991.
1990-2003: Participated in 13 TaiKai with Soke.
In 2003 I was awarded 10th Dan.
I was awarded 15th Dan 25’Th of October 2009.
My name is Elias and I am 49.
At age 12, I began my martial arts training, with boxing. 2 years later in January 1984 I started my Bujinkan training at Ninja center, Havregatan 1 at Södermalm, Stockholm Sweden.
In April 1991, I took the Godan test at Taikai in Gran Canaria.
I received 10 Dan in 2001 and 15 Dan in 2005.
I have currently about 40 trips to Japan behind me and holds seminars around the world.
My name is Rikard, I am 47.
I started my Bujinkan training 1989 in Nynäshamn, south of Stockholm at the age of 17.
1990-2003: Participated in 13 Tai Kais with Hatsumi Sensei.
1994 Opened my first dojo in Haninge, Stockholm.
I passed the Godan test (5 Dan) in April 1995 at the Tai Kai in Valencia, Spain.
Received 10 Dan at Daikomyosai in 2000 and 15 Dan during summer of 2009.
1997-present I travel to Japan for training at least once per year.
Lauri is 47 years young.
He started in martial arts as a kid with karate and found Bujinkan in 1988.
Lauri became a jugodan in 2009. He visits Japan a few times per year for training.
In addition to Bujinkan he paints, pretty nicely I might add, and concentrates on happy living.
Lauri doesn´t like writing about himself so this is written by one of his students.
See you at the Buyukai!
"Former secret" teacher Norway
2000 Started to train Bujinkan.
2008 Become Godan.
Travel frequently to Japan.
"Former secret" teacher Sweden
1994 Started to train Bujinkan.
1996-2002 Participated in 4 Taikais with Hatsumi Sensei.
2003 Travel at least yearly to Japan.
2004 Become Godan.
2009 Recieved Judan.
2018 Recieved Jugodan.
"Former secret" teacher Finland
1992 Started to train Bujinkan.
I am a student of Lauri´s and in my class at the Bad to the Bone, I will attempt to show some exercises which might help you get more out of Lauri´s teaching and style.
I started my Bujinkan training officially in 1992, first with a student of Jonny Lindroth of Stockholms Budoskola on Jungfrugatan, then with himself. Later on, I was lucky enough to find Lauri and he accepted me as a student.
Like almost all of us I guess, I started in martial arts at 7 yrs. old with judo, dabbled with karate and some kickboxing.
I also have some experience with Muay Chaiya, sports Muay Thai, BJJ, as well as training and teaching professional use-of-force both in Finland and abroad.
"Former secret" teacher Denmark
2001 Started to train Bujinkan.
2004 I've been to Japan every year from 2 weeks up to a month.
I've never been to any Taikai outside Japan but numerous seminars mainly in Denmark and Sweden.
2006 Become Godan.
2011 Recieved Judan.
2016 Jugodan and part of the Danish jujushi.