Posted a new video of a seventh degree blackbelt demonstration in Seibukan Jujutsu, a modern jujutsu system founded by Julio Toribio. Sheila Haddad (www.livingtheway.com
) was the first person to complete the technical requirements of the system, and did so in elegant fashion.
The requirements were numerous and deep. All 7 katas, each corresponding to a dan level, had to be performed back to back. Tai sabaki followed, which serves as an intermediate step between kata and henka (variations), where techniques are performed against prearranged attacks. Sword, sword retention, Knife defense, and henka (improvised techniques against strikes and grabs) were some of the skills on display. Seibukan Jujutsu is a dynamic art, and this demonstration captures each of the elements this modern martial art and way stresses in it's philosophy: Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, and Void.
A high quality version can be seen here:
And on Youtube as well:
Look for an interview from this top ranked jujutsu and ninpo practitioner in the next E-Journal of Jujutsu.