Nothing beats training in a dojo with a knowledgeable sensei and well seasoned black belts. However, as students of Budo Taijutsu, we should also study and practice outside of the dojo. Finding time for extra training can be hard. And I know not everyone is into research. That is a hard concept for me, who is a little bit addicted to research, to wrap my mind around. Anyway, for the students who want to understand the philosophy behind their art cracking a book open or watching educational videos is a must. Most students of the Bujinkan have a common goal, to move more like Soke. I know I do. To achieve this goal, each individual would need to invest much more than two hours a week in a dojo. Like it or not, that is the reality.
On that cheery note, below, is a video of Takamatsu showing different techniques. I am sure this video is well-known throughout the Bujinkan world. Nevertheless, it is beneficial to watch every now and again. I suggest watching this video with a dojo buddy. That way you can try out the techniques on each other. Just remember not to kill each other. Study on and remember Budo Taijutsu is not just a martial art. It is a way of life.
Thank you for reading.
J. R. Lowe