Defining the cultural basis of the Tamanegi Do Martial Arts and what they represent…
Martial ~ (adj) mar·tial \ˈmär-shəl\ 1) of, relating to, or suited for war or a warrior 2) relating to military life; 3) experienced in war
Art ~ (n)ˈärt\ 1) skill acquired through study, by experience or observation; 2) a branch of learning; 3) an occupation requiring knowledge or skill; 4) the conscious use of skill and creative imagination
Since the arts of Tamanegi Do are warrior arts this sign has moved with the flag of the Doshu of Tamanegi Do always hanging at the entrance of every dojo and budokan established.
The gakusei or student of the Tamanegi Do Martial Arts may select any of the 60 arts or training career paths meandering through the mountain range of martial accomplishment.
Their interests may focus on specific arts for individual goals or they may elect to train as a martial artist in general pursuing a broad spectrum of arts through the mountains to meet their personal dreams and desires.
Tamanegi Do offers formal martial arts curriculum having developed university level education in the martial arts. Supported by a range of syllabi established to meet the specific needs of gakusei who have chosen numerous paths toward their individually planned martial successes.
By aligning themselves in any of the five student categories of training, gakusei set goals, reach charted way-points then meet challenging benchmark standards in their adventurous quest for success.
The established courses offered by the many ryu provide a navigable path of progress. Through the mountain range of arts, attainment of the highest goals earns the right to be called “black belt” of the Tamanegi Do.
In regards to our children and youth, the curriculum charts a course through the arts to provide essential physical and academic experiences (kyu and dan) by which they may grow and mature to adulthood. This is why, outside of competitive restrictions, it is very seldom that you will find a Tamanegi Do Martial Arts black belt with less than 5 or 6 years experience under the age of 16.
As TDMA curricula are prescriptive in nature for many of the student categories, the curriculum are based on “criterion objectives” designed to meet the requirements of life. Tamanegi Do arts are not merely based on commonly general syllabi, but uncommonly high standards of academic and physical performance to meet the rigors of today’s demanding society.
Successful attainment of the requisite standards prepares the gakusei of the Tamanegi Do arts to meet every obstacle and challenge with the tools to totally focus on success and not belts of many colors.
It’s the attainment of uncommon knowledge, skills and abilities that attracts “uncommon” warriors to the arts of the Tamanegi Do. The broad spectrum of Tamanegi Do Martial Arts prepares the gakusei to “uncommonly” persist…until they win.
Tamanegi Do budokans were established by culturally historic design to incorporate academics with the arts. This tradition continues with all Tamanegi Do ryu as evidenced by the progress checks and written exams the gakusei regularly experience.
Infused within each, academic elements of K-12 grade questions act as way-point benchmarks to gauge academic development and retention. Written exams contain questions which help the high school aged gakusei with future ACT and SAT success along with major preparatory studies for college and university level elective achievement.
The 60 arts of the Tamanegi Do are supported by additional KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Ability courses) which are designed to introduce our youth to the vast world of life that lies before them, developing the total person not only as a warrior, but as an individual capable of self-sufficiency in many arenas.
The Tamanegi Do arts are below:
1. Kobu-Aikijujitsu ~ Combat while minimally armed
2. Taijitsu ~ Art of the Empty Hand
3. Suieijitsu ~ Art of Swimming
4. Senkougaku – Underwater Navigation / traveling incognito
5. Ashigari ~ Art of Grappling in the water
6. Tojitsu (Kenjutsu) ~ Art of the Sword
7. Iaijitsu ~ Art of the Draw
8. Bokkenjitsu ~ Art of the Bokken
9. Shinai Kyogi ~ Art of the Shinai
10. Kendo ~ Art of Japanese Fencing
11. Fencing (Euro) ~ Art of the Sword
12. Hojitsu ~ Art of Firearms
12a. Kakuu Hojutsu ~ Art of Aerial Gunnery
13. Kobujitsu ~ Okinawan Weapons Arts
14. Bojitsu ~ Art of the Staff
15. Saijitsu ~ Art of the Sai
16. Nunchaku jitsu ~ Art of the Nunchaku
17. Kama jitsu ~ Art of the Sickle
18. Kuwa jitsu ~ Art of the Garden Hoe
19. Ieku jitsu ~ Art of the Oar
20. Gusari jitsu ~ Art of the Chain
21. Kusarigama jitsu ~ Art of the Sickle and chain
22. Filipino Martial Arts ~ Escrima ~ Kali ~ Arnis ~ (Ceballos Style)
23. Chikujojitsu ~ Art of Field Fortifications
24. Igaku ~ Art of Medicine
25. Senjojutsu ~ Art of Tactics
26. Shinobi iri ~ Art of Stealth and Reconnaissance
27. Naginatajitsu ~ Art of the Naginata
28. Sokuseki ~ Impromptu Versification
29. Ryoto ~ Tojitsu with Daito & Shoto
30. Jojitsu ~ Art of the Short Staff
31. Nito ~ Tojitsu with two swords
32. Yarijitsu / Sojitsu ~ Art of the Spear
33. Tantojitsu ~ Art of the Staff
34. Torioi ~ Art of Hunting
35. Bajitsu ~ Art of Horsemanship
36. Temmon ~ Art of Astronomy
37. Kyujitsu ~ Art of Archery
38. Tessonjitsu ~ Art of the Fan
39. Shurikenjitsu ~ Art of Blade throwing
40. Hensojitsu ~ Art of Disguises
41. Jinkaisenjitsu – Art of Infiltration Tactics
42. Heigaku (Bo ryaku) ~ Art of Strategy
43. Juttejitsu ~ Art of the Iron rod
44. Nige jitsu (Inton) – Art of Escape and Evasion
45. Kishougaku – Art of Meteorology
46. Chimongaku ~ Art of Geography
47. Hojojitsu ~ Art of Tying with ropes
48. Jukendo ~ Art of the Bayonet
49. Senben ~ Art of Pioneering
50. Goshinjitsu ~ Art of Self-Defense
51. Bonsai ~ Art of the Small Tree
52. Tonfajitsu ~ Art of the Tonfa
53. Gakujutsu ~ Art of the Science*
54. Kagakugijutsu ~ Art of Science and Technology*
55. Ougonjutsu ~ Art of Alchemy*(changing something ordinary into something special)
56. Kijutsu ~ Art of Magic**(magic; conjuring; sleight of hand; legerdemain)
57. Shiatsu ~ Art of Massage
58. Feng Shui ~ Art of Creating Balance
59. Yojimbo ~ Art of Executive Protection / Body Guard
60. Tameshiwari ~ Art of Breaking and Cutting
61. Nakayoku – Art of Peace
“Enter in Love to Practice the Techniques of War
in order to better understand the Art of Peace”
~ Shimahito Ichi-o Yarinage Sensei. 1977