Bujinkan Swiss Dojo Uster | In the Dojo
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In the Dojo

Greetings and greetings: The students sit in front of the master in the “Seiza” seat according to their graduation (from right to left). The master turns to the shrine, raises his folded hands to his head and says “Shikin Haramitsu Daikomyo”, which the students repeat and clap twice in the hand in sync with the master. It is followed by a joint bow, sit up and it is clapped and bowed once more in the hands.

Now comes the welcome of the Master. The master turns back to the students, the highest-ranking student gives the instruction “Sensei ni rei” (Greetings the teacher, or the long version “Shisei o tadashite Sensei ni rei” Look to the teacher and greets him). and all bow again, the students say “Onegai shimasu” (Begin Begin).

The saying “Shikin Haramitsu Daikomyo” means something like a request for protection and enlightenment, and the clapping is supposed to banish the evil spirits and / or awaken the good ones based on the faith of that time.

These rituals can vary from dojo to dojo. For example, with a short meditation or concentration phase, which is initiated with “Mokuso” and ended with “Mokuso Yame”.

Bow: Before the training starts with the partner, it is polite to make a small bow. Likewise at the end of the exercise, if you change to another training partner.

At the end of a training, the process is the same, but at the end, instead of “Onegai shimasu”, the students now say “Domo arigato gozaimashita” (thank you for the lesson).