The school is called TAKEDA RYU NAKAMURA HA.
It is divided in seven disciplines, which are thought depending on the level of education.
Head of the school is Soke Hisashi Nakamura.
TAKEDA RYU NAKAMURA HA is one of the oldest existing martial arts from Japan.
In Japan traditional Martial Arts are called Bujutsu as a collective term.
The Japanese words "BU" (Fight, War, lance) and "JUTSU" (Technique, Knowledge, Ability) can be translated as Martial Art. Old Chinese records, which are connected to Chinese medicine, already informed us about the holistic background of its martial art called Gong Fa.
Also nowadays this conclusion is fundamental for the teaching methods of Japanese martial arts. Different mental and physical skills shall be educated depending on the different disciplines.
This holistic basis is the fundament of Bujutsu. Physical experience is the main goal in teaching TAKEDA RYU NAKAMURA HA
Respiration - Coordination - Speed - mental abilities shall be learned.
The disciplines in which weapons are used shall teach one of the most important and irrevocable background for succeeding in any kind of confrontation: the silence in mind.
Respiration - Coordination - Speed - mental abilities are necessary for reaching this goal. Strategy - Meditation and Philosophy complete the necessities.
You neither need to transform into an asian inside the Budo Institute nor to submit under an often misunderstood tradition. You only shall feel and understand your own capabilities and to learn how to use them for your advantage.
Sooner or later you will stay calm and predominant in any physical or verbal confrontation in your daily life. Since psychosomatic medicine was accepted as a part of modern western medicine, which found out that mental disorder, can cause physical injury it is clear how important this side of the training is.
TAKEDA RYU NAKAMURA HA teaches you to avoid this kind of illness.
Difference between Martial Art and Martial "Sport"
The English language does not differentiate between martial arts, which main goal the sportive aspect is, and the traditional ones.
The main difference is their age. Most of the traditional schools are hundreds of years old and had been family property. TAKEDA RYU NAKAMURA HA is thought in the Budo Institute, which is one of the oldest existing martial art having a proven genealogy for 44 generations.
It is to emphasize that the sportive aspect has never been main goal of traditional martial arts. The main aspect was simply to survive.
Therefore it is easy to understand that the level of specialization was very high in Japan, because it constantly was heavy armed for several hundred years. (1156 - 1868). But the noticeable, very important difference to the martial sports is the way of thinking and the system of the old schools. They are always divided in some disciplines. There had been schools with more then fifteen different disciplines. E.g. Swimming, Archery, Horse Riding, Medicine, Strategy etc.
The combat is a very important training feature, which shall prepare your mental and physical skills for the case of emergency. This implies that there must be something more, which follows after the combat training.
On the battlefields fighting rules did not exist. Action had to be made with breathtaking speed. No time was left for thinking. Modern rules of combat, as they exist in martial sports, only allow a specific number of attacks. That means that your mental capabilities are not completely used, because you can imagine which attack will be next.
A Samurai never knew, which attack followed. He also did not know how strong, how tall, how skillful and how brave his opponent was. Therefore effective techniques had to be found, which distinguished this unknown variables like age, weight, gender, power and still led to victory.