In the Shodan level of this Koto Ryu technique, called ‘Kata Maki’, or ‘one side coil’.  An unarmed ‘Uke’ or attacker faces off against Tori (person demonstrating the technique).  Uke and Tori are in the posture ‘Ichimonji no kamae’, left foot forward. Uke takes a right step and strikes at Tori’s head.  Tori steps diagonally […]

Sutemi – Ushida Ryu Tanjojutsu Uke: Katana starts in Hasso, takes two steps forward and, through Daijodan, makes a Shomen Uchi cut to Men. Tanjo advances with the stick in a natural walking fashon. At the right distance, while stepping forward with the left foot, go down to the right knee sliding the right hand down […]

  This organic spa has been open for a dozen years, and was the brain child of Jen Mattar. Run from her Roncesvalles location, in Toronto, Canada, Jen delivers her ‘Sukha Spa’ vision and experience to us: ‘We can’t all live in the country, on an organic orchard, so ‘Sukha Spa’ brings it to the […]

Sensei’s Bio

10 June 2015 “I have trained with many great teachers and would like to thank them for their time and inspiration over the years; Soke Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Inoue Kancho,  Chida Shihan,  Sonoda Shihan, Shiraichi Shihan, Chino Shihan, Ito Shihan,  Nagato Shihan, Court Elliott Shihan, Brin Morgan Shihan, Jack Hoban Shihan, Takashima Jokyo, Romeo Sensei, Graham […]

Fitness & Wellness

Break out of your shell this Summer!  Sukha Spa is excited to offer physical training at our new ‘Tree’ outdoor studio.  First session is free so come try it out! The silent art of stealth, Ninjutsu!  Bujinkan budo ninpo taijutsu is one of the last uninterrupted lines of traditional Ninjutsu in the world.  The training is suitable […]

This Gyokko School or ‘ryu’ technique or sequence is called ‘Keo’  -uke attacks with a two hand grab to tori’s lapels followed by a left punch attempt after, the initial grab on one side comes loose. Special thanks to Mikio Nakamura for being uke (training partner).  Tori moves from Shizen no kamae (natural position) to Hicho no […]

Summer is here at Sukha Spa’s new ‘Tree outdoor studio’.  We are excited to offer physical training.  First session is free so come try us out!  Yoga Classes are available Wed-Fri: 9:10 am  start time, for a 40 minute class.  Complimentary Japanese Genmaisha (green tea) and fitness chat after the session. BYOM (mat) Please arrive around 9 […]