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BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN - KÔKA RYÛ BAN-TÔ - España 2009.
BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN - KÔKA RYÛ BAN-TÔ - España 2009.
The samurai and shinobi (specialized group within the samurai/bushi) are of vital importance in the history and culture of Japan. Their sensational skills and combat readiness at all levels have made them a global phenomenon that even today awakes the interest of scholars of the japanese culture and history and a multitude of martial artists. .
However, there are currently few Ryu (schools) to preserve and are guided by the ancient tradition. One of them is the 21st Soke Jinichi KAWAKAMI, and his main student, Yasushi KIYOMOTO Sensei, Shihan and President of Banke Shinobi no Den Kensyujyo. .
KAWAKAMI Soke is widely recognized in Japan as heir to the martial lineage with hundreds of years of existence, and as a shinobi has received training in Bujutsu and Shinobijutsu since childhood, being the guardian of the martial traditions of the regions of Iga, Koka, Konan and Tanba. He was named honorary curator of the Iga-Ryu Ninja Hakubutsukan, the Ninja Museum of Iga, and collaborates with martial publications of highest level.
The skills and combat arts of the systems of Iga and Koka can be learned after an interview and prior selection process.
Since in 2003 José DEFEZ, and then others members, began his training in Japan of Bujutsu and Shinobijutsu of BAN family of Koka, guided by ancient tradition according to guidelines and Soke Jinichi KAWAKAMI and Shihan Yasushi KIYOMOTO, are made trips to Japan each year to continue training.
As evidence and recognition of such
training, José Defez has received several MOKUROKU, in 2011 received
the SHIKATSU MENKYO and in 2013 the MENKYO of SHINDEN FUDO RYU.
Over the years other members of the school have received MOKUROKU.
Recommender of the certificate:
Yasushi Kiyomoto, Vicepresident of KOKA BANTO ICHIMONKAI, President of
BANKE SHINOBINODEN KENSYUJYO.
Issuer of the certificate:
Jinichi KAWAKAMI, KOKA SHINOBI NO DEN SOSHIKE (Grand Master of KOKA NINJUTSU)
Jinichi KAWAKAMI, 21th Soke of KOKA Ninjutsu, was appointed on December 2011 Professor at Mie University (Japan).
Soke began training in the art of Shinobi at six years old, making such
training as is traditionally performed in the beginning, these
teachings have been transmitted directly from the previous Soke of the
BAN family of KOKA, this person was Masazo ISHIDA 20th Soke of BAN KOKA
NINJUTSU. KAWAKAMI Soke is the only living person known to have
received such training, being known in Japan as the last Ninja.
there are few differences between IGA RYU NINJUTSU and KOKA RYU
NINJUTSU was named years ago, Honorary Director of the Iga Ninja Museum.
this, he has been appointed Professor of Centre for Social Research at
the University of Mie, being responsible for the study of "Science
Ninja", clarifying the real image of Shinobi, summarize the knowledge
and skills of Shinobi (Psychology, information gathering, Pharmacology,
Sociology, study of Survival ... etc.) and its application in today's
world, and other functions.
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Soon we will give more information about this important new.
October 2010, Soke Jinichi KAWAKAMI and Sensei Yasushi Kiyomoto decided
to name this group of Spain as the first and only official school
branch outside of Japan.
Becoming an oficial Dojo, and Valencia its headquarter.
-The sensei José DEFEZ was designated as SHIBUDAIHYO (Delegate and Representative of the School)
July 20th 2019, the board of directors of the Koka Ban-To Ichimonkai
approved that José Defez and Germán Gómez, the only foreigners
considered Deshi (direct disciples) of Kawakami-Soshike, join as full
members. Being the first foreigners to be appointed full members
(Seikaiin) of the Koka Ban-To Ichimonkai (The Association of Members of
the Koka Ban Family).
The main objective of
this organization is to practice and research the Shinobi tradition of
Koka school (Koka Shinobi-no-den) and other martial and religious
traditions transmitted together with it. Through this we seek to
preserve and transmit this part of japanese traditional culture and
spread information about both within and outside of Japan.
study of Bujutsu, which can be translated as technical or art of war,
includes techniques empty hand fighting (locks, chokes, throws, hits
with hands, feet, elbows, head ... etc.) and weapons (katana, kodachi,
tanto, kusarigama, jutte, tetsugusari ... etc).
In our school we study the Bujutsu own KOKA schools which were forwarded to the BAN family.
These schools are SHINDEN FUDO RYU KIHO, ICHIJYO HO KOPPO JUTSU,
JYOSUI RYU SHINTOGUNDEN, SANKATO RYU YOROIDOSHI KUMIUCHI DEN, IZUMO
SHIN RYU HEIHO, SHINKEN MUSO RYU GUN JUTSU, AWAKA CHIDEN RYU KAMA JUTSU
and TAKENOUCHI RYU KOROSHI ATEMI NO DEN.
Shinobijutsu, also known as Ninjutsu, includes military tactics,
techniques, infiltration, sabotage, intelligence, information ... etc..
The Shinobijutsu therefore it is not a martial art, the Shinobi
used to combat the Bujutsu from his own family / school, not one
differently because he was a Shinobi. Keep in mind that almost all of
Shinobi were also Samurai / Bushi.
It is important to understand that Bujutsu is within the study
and training of Shinobi Den No, as is the pharmacopoeia and military
strategy, among other subjects.
Be Shinobi was a function, a job.
The study of Shinobijutsu in our school comprises KOKA SHINOBI
NO DEN, IGA SHINOBI NO DEN, TANBA MURAKUMO-RYU SHINOBI NO HOU and
In 2011, for the first time some foreigners have been taught and
have completed a study a school of Shinobijutsu, AKUTAGAWA-RYU. These
gentlemen have been José DEFEZ, Marco and Juan José.
AKUTAGAWA-RYU is one of the schools within KOKA SHINOBI NO DEN of the BAN family learned Shinobijutsu.
We have created a YouTube channel about Japanese history, culture and traditions. Of course, especially with everything related to the traditions of the Ban family of Kôka.
There will also be an exclusive section for Study Groups and students of our school where there will be information and teachings that help them improve their study and training, especially now, because due to the pandemic, many trainings and seminars have had to be suspended.
Thank you all for your interest.
My new book is now available with a special offer. This first volume on the Shinobi No Mono allows the reader to know the real and historical figure, his training, his teachings, his history and how these teachings have been maintained and transmitted until today. The author's Master, Jinichi Kawakami-Soshike, is the only person alive who has received full and traditional training in Shinobi No Jutsu. This book is focused on specific Shinobi training and teachings, leaving Bujutsu techniques for another volume. Among other things, the following topics are covered: - The Shinobi No Mono - The Shinobi No Mono in Japanese history, its origin in Iga and Kôka - Training and teachings of the Shinobi No Jutsu - Esoteric methods, Shugendô, Religion, Magic and Divination - The feeding of the Shinobi No Mono, the elaboration of portable foods and the practice of fasting - Medicinal and poisonous plants - The Shinobi No Jutsu today and in the future, teachings transmitted by Kawakami-Soshike.
My new book is already available, with a special price.
"Banke Shinobi No Den Study and Training" allows readers to learn about the different training methods of Shinobi No Mono, especially the study and training of the teachings transmitted to the Ban family of Kôka.
José Defez, in this his second book, deals with the following topics:
· Shinobi and Bujutsu - Empty Hand Techniques
· Shinobi and Bujutsu - Techniques with Weapons (Katana, Bakken (Iai), Kodachi, Kusarigama)
· Shinobi and Bujutsu - Use of unusual tools and weapons. (Kanawa, Sageo)
· Shinobi No Den-Wakanpo: Traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine and traditional methods for our health.
· Shinobi-Mind Training: Breathing, Esoteric methods of self-protection, Kujikiri, Hayakuji.
· Shinobi-Body Training: Hardening of the body, the 5 senses, Shinobi walking methods.
· Ancient Tactics and Techniques Shinobi: Sanmunin (The three "No" of Shinobi), Methods of climbing walls, swimming, Igadama, teachings of Kawakami-Soshike.
It is the first book where he details and explains, both combat techniques and other techniques, methods and training of Shinobi No Mono.
With this book, you can learn the methods of study and training of the "BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN KENSYUJYO" (Which can be translated as "The place of study of the Shinobi transmission of the Ban family").
The book can be purchased in the Amazon of your country or in the following links:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/197695505X (United Kingdom)
The book is written in Spanish. Also avaliable in english version in the following links:
Greetings, thank you.
The first of a series of books I am going to make is now available: "SHINOBI TRANSMISSION OF THE KÔKA BAN FAMILY".
the collaboration and appearance of KAWAKAMI Soke and KIYOMOTO Sensei,
has filmed a documentary on the history of Ninja Tanba be issued in the
U.S. in March and in May in Germany and France
- The Shadow Warriors" is the first programme of a series of Untold
History documentaries. The first episode on the rise and fall of the
Ninja is produced by PACT registered UK production and distribution
outfit Urban Canyons for ZDF / Arte and Smithsonian Networks, with
distribution by National Geographic Television International . NINJA is
supported by the European MEDIA fund, Japan Foundation and a private
investor. Filming started in May 2011 in Japan and the UK; completion
Here's more information and a small trailer of the documentary:
The special seminar for those residing outside Japan will be carried out in the following way:
DATE AND TIME:
From Saturday, 5th October to Friday, 11st October.
-On 5th October at 11:00H the participants will be picked up at the station. The training will start at 2:00 pm.
-On 11st October at 1:00 pm, the seminar will end. The training of this day waill be until 12:00H.
PLACE: In the Shiga prefecture, next to lake Biwa.
This seminar is to learn the theory, training methods and techniques of Shinobi No Jutsu.
Participants of the seminar:
1-The members of the BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN KENSYUJYO, or members of the KÔKA BANTÔ ICHIMONKAI.
2-Those who can not attend regular classes during the year because they live outside of Japan and, although they are not members, are accepted by regular members.
3-To whom the President accepts their participation (in principle, adults only).
-The acomodation costs of 7 days and 6 nights, including breakfast, dinner and use of the facilities are ¥47,000 (approximate 388€).
-The total price for all training days, with daily classes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (approximate time) are ¥48,000 (approximate 397€).
-For those who can not attend every day, the price per day of training is ¥ 9,000 (approximate 74€).
* It is advisable to take out medical insurance when traveling to another country.
BANKE SHINOBI NO DEN KENSYUJYO
-Instructor: Yasushi KIYOMOTO-Sensei, President of Banke Shinobi No Den Kensyujyo.
-Special instruction: Jinichi KAWAKAMI-Soshike, 21º heir to the Shinobi tradition of Kôka.
For more information and request for places contact us through the official emails of the Banke Shinobi No Den Kensyujyo.
- In japan: Headquarters
- Outside of Japan: Branch of Spain
Tuesday, 4th March 2014 the professors of Mie University (Japan),
Kodama-sensei, Dean of the Department of Humanities, Law and Economics,
Yamada-sensei, Professor of Japanese History and Ninjutsu specialist
and the researcher Ninjutsu Guillaume Lemagnen, were in Valencia with
the Delegate of Banke Shinobi No Den - Koka ryu Ban-Tô José Defez.
Remained in Valencia until 8th March, during this time were important
events and held meetings with the City Hall of Valencia, University of
Valencia and the Japan Foundation.
Soon we will inform you of all these events and meetings.
of Crystal Hall of the City Hall of Valencia. From left to right, Mr.
José DEFEZ, Mr. Guillaume LEMAGNEN, Mr. Vicente ANDREU, Director of the
Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia, Illustrious Mr.
Alfonso GRAU, Deputy Mayor of the City Hall of Valencia, Professor
Shigeru KODAMA, Mr. Carles PADILLA, Dean of the University of Valencia
and Professor Yuji YAMADA.
For more information visit our blog and Facebook.
the month of November 2014 the Japan Foundation in collaboration with
the Universities of Mie, Valencia, Alicante and Casa Asia has made a
series of events over the Shinobi No Mono including lectures and
demonstrations. Our soke KAWAKAMI-sensei was invited to participate in
them has, José DEFEZ has also worked in all events in Spain with our
Coinciding with these
acts, Kiyomoto-sensei also came to Spain. It is the first time our
Masters come to Europe and is also the first time that such events
The events took place in London, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome with large crowds.
Interesting lectures and demonstrations were held in these
events, in Valencia we were lucky they were held for two days, there
were also press, radio and television interviews to KAWAKAMI-Sensei. In
these demonstrations we could see basic training of Shinobi and the
As a brief summary, these are important points to know about the Shinobi no Mono:
- - The main objective of Shinobi was to survive, to return with
the information and / or fulfill his mission, not fight the enemy,
which would only do so when there was no choice.
- The Shinobi, like samurai have a katana but would not take her
back and was not different from the others. There was not the ninjato,
the star-shaped shuriken is not a weapon of Shinobi.
- Neither had any "uniform", clothing, tool or weapon that did
not betray noted as Shinobi. It was important to adapt to the
environment and go unnoticed.
- Important differentiate between Shinobi (real historical person) and Ninja (character from anime, manga, movies ...).
- Another very important point is to know that the Bujutsu, among other things, is in the study of Shinobijutsu, the Shinobi trained Bujutsu but no different for being Shinobi, was the same Bujutsu who trained samurai. In our school, for example, we studied and trains the Shinobi no Den and Bujutsu own the BAN family of KÔKA.
Soon we will expand this information and offer pictures and videos through our Facebook.
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