FROM PORTUGAL: TRAINING BUJINKAN ARTS
I wrote a few words so that one of my most loyal disciples, the shihan FranK Tortosa could read during the dinner – meeting of the event.
I started writing: “One of the objectives of the practice is to open ourselves to the encounter of that sensitivity that allows us from within, inside and inside”.
The training sessions in Sesimbra (Portugal) were exceptional. The passion, the illusion, the commitment and the affection of all the participants paid off in each action.
And I kept writing: “make our interior a faithful space where we are able to let go of everything and start over again”
The shihan Bruno is a phenomenal host, always willing and respectful. Prioritizing priority and importance to what matters. Seduced all the participants with their hospitality in perfect harmony with that of their group of students. He amply demonstrated his host skills paying careful attention to all the details.
With the presence of Mr. Mayor de Sesimbra, Mr. Francisco Jesús and some other authorities, the international congress of martial arts Bujinkan Dojo was inaugurated in Portugal with the presence of members from different countries. This happened on Friday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.
A few words from the mayor in full consonance with the essential principles of the Bujinkan. “The Bujinkan is not just a sport, it is a way of life, a way of life …” said the mayor.
I took advantage of that moment to give Bruno a parchment, from my private collection, dated before 1945 in Japan with a beautiful painting by Kannon (Deity of Mercy).
I continued writing: “in the practice that segregates luminosity, the meeting of compatibilities is crucial. Training in incompatibilities is the return to a place, a space without return … ”
Three days of training, actions, reactions, movements, “techniques”. Several utensils clinging to the manifest principles of sensitivity.
New graduates, 4 first danes, 2 tenth danes and 3 fifth danes from Portugal and Spain. A luxury of joy and happiness and a lot of good work done by their teachers during years of sacrifice and effort.
I continued writing: “In that place begins our path that is sponsored by training and that training is a direct guide to satori (spiritual awakening) when it is not distorted by the labyrinths of distractions.
Before finalizing this text I want to show my gratitude to Bruno and his team for the work done, to the teachers of Portugal Ricardo Lavado and Joao Ventosa for their work of years in the teaching of martial arts.
To all the participants for the effort made.
And finally dedicate this Taikai to my father, Domingo Fleitas Ceballos who died on May 5, 2018. Rest in Peace Father and enjoy your rest in sacred land.
Pedro Fleitas González
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