Junan undo and kokyuho are the foundation of all taijutsu and thus it is important to practice them every day.” – SokeMany teachers of martial. JUNAN TAISO creates force, flexibility and health, even in high age. During the exercises one should observe, if and how they are interacting. Junan Taiso is a form of yoga used in Ninjustu to develop flexibility and coordination of the whole body and individual body parts. It utilizes dynamic flexibil.

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These exercises speed recovery time and overall agility by strengthening core muscles. This exercise strains the vertebral column, therefore this is important to keep the back straight.

Ordinarily breathing exercises are done before the stretching regimen to synchronize your breathing and put you in a proper state of relaxation. First look at the current state of your body in terms of flexibility and relaxation. For taijutsuit is primarily important that the body is soft and elastic.

Similarly, Junan Taiso body conditioning exercises or Junbi Undo warmup exercises or to do somethingare a collection of yoga exercises to make the body stronger and more flexible while practicing Ninjutsu.

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Do you have any juhan that stretching might help? Rotate the fingers one by one ten times each, pulling them three times each. For added resistance raise one taio then alternate. Again, you can experiment with what works best for you, keeping in mind the goal is to condition the body so that it is naturally flexible and does not need warming up before activity.

A true stretching regimen should be done at a time when you can focus solely on the experience, giving each pose up to a minute or more of dedicated attention. Notify me of new comments via email. Junan Taiso is a form of yoga used in Ninjustu to develop flexibility and coordination of the whole body and individual body parts. It utilizes dynamic flexibility principles that can be performed before and after training sessions for warming and calming the body.

Once I have finished this, I am ready to go. If the body was viewed from the side it would be moving in a clockwise elliptical motion.


Moving the hands closer to the knees increases flexibility. The ankles and even the individual toes should be rotated regularly. I recommend setting aside thirty minutes or so, in the morning, after work, or in the evening before bed, in order to get the most benefit out of junan taiso. Many teachers of martial arts gloss over stretching and breathing techniques as part of their instruction program. Taisoo warm-up exercises and light stretches for five or ten minutes maximum should be sufficient to get you prepared for class.

You may want to explore East Indian yoga practice or advanced stretching techniques from other arts and disciplines to broaden your experience and understanding.

The only thing touching the floor is the abdomen and pelvic area. Before addressing the stretching exercises let us briefly discuss kokyuho, or breathing exercises.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Rise up, take a wider stand and bend takso upper body to backward with straight arms. If you stretch excessively before training, you may start class with muscles that are already fatigued, which can put you at risk of injury depending on how demanding your workout is.

Junan Taiso Stretching Tips

Then swing like a seesaw, right and left, where the head is moved at the same time with the knees like a boat. Martial arts, as we know them in the Western world, were born out of yoga, which was born out of meditation. Before stretching you may want to engage in self-massage to loosen up the major muscle groups.

Kokutsu Straining of the Thighs.

Attempt to bend the knees and put them next to the ears when ready. Wisdom for Life Book Ninja Lessons. Possible sciatic and other back issues that commonly develop jjnan we grow older, and the body slows in its functions, can also be prevented or improved with such methods of stretching.

The following examples serve to illustrate the correlation between the Junan Taiso of Ninjutsu and Yoga.

Keeping the spine healthy is essential to being in good physical condition as iunan. A correct stretch is when you take the muscle just to the very point of discomfort and then hold it there while you breathe and relax. Thank you for sharing! If flexibility is an issue, start at by trying to touch the toes, then over the toes, then move down the sides of the feet to the heels, eventually being able to touch hands behind the heels or even grabbing the wrist.


Taijutsu is something that permeates the body and makes it so strong that it can not lose to anything.

Fill in your details below taiao click an icon to log in: Soke has advised Bujinkan students to give certain areas of the body special attention. With regards to hunan the major muscle groups to increase elasticity, the essential point to making progress and avoiding tqiso is to use discomfort as your guide. Taijutsu is a method of warfare where you can also fight without weapons. Turn the toes individually or faiso pairs twenty times each, both clockwise, and counterclockwise.

With the ankles linked, bring light pressure upon the knees straitening the legs. Ninjutsu practitioners also learn to master fudoshin immovable heart as they move in and out of kamae mental, physical and spiritual stance in a relaxed and clear state of mind.

Slowly lift up the body and return to the starting position. Keep the head facing forward and with the eyes only look up, down, left, right, diagonally, then roll them clockwise and counterclockwise ten times. You are commenting using your WordPress. Those familiar with early videos and photos call how remarkably flexible Soke was even juna his 50s and 60s, and this suppleness has continued into his 80s. It is important to realize that you will never have the opportunity to warm-up when faced with a crisis or violent encounter, and therefore should not come to rely on stretching before a period of jjnan.

First I focus my awareness on all of the key joints such as my knees, elbows, wrists, and hips, making sure these are nice and limber. As anyone that has studied the yogic tradition can tell you, yoga itself is not simply a physical routine of adopting postures to improve elasticity although this is certainly part of it.

These exercises also stimulate blood flow and the circulation of qi Jap. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.