Jissen Kobudo Jinenkan
Jissen Kobudō Jinenkan offers instruction in the arts of the samurai and ninja. Unarmed fighting, japanese sword arts, wooden staff, and much, much more… The Jinenkan was founded by retired Lt. Colonel Fumio Unsui Manaka. In 1996, with the vision of being able to pass on his knowledge of Japan’s old martial arts – and to be able to preserve these teachings – true to the way he himself had learned, he left the Bujinkan and created ‘the hall of nature’. Manaka Sensei was a senior student of soke Masaaki Hatsumi before founding Jinenkan and the jinen ryū. He has over 50 years of experience in the martial arts and holds mastery over six different ryū-ha (martial art schools) from ancient Japan. Unsui ( 雲水), or kōun ryūsui (行雲流水) in full, is a term specific to zen buddhism which denotes a postulant awaiting acceptance into a monastery or a novice monk who has undertaken zen training. Sometimes they will travel from monastery to monastery (angya) on a pilgrimage to find the appropriate zen master to study with.The term can be applied more broadly for any practitioner of zen, since followers of zen attempt to move freely through life, without the constraints and limitations of attachment, like free floating clouds or flowing water.