03. 01. 2012. by: admin

At the invitation on his friend Shihan Dean Rostohar, Alex Esteve Shihan 15. Dan Kugyo Menkyo,  from Spain will hold a seminar in Zagreb, Croatia, from February 25th – 26th, 2012.In Bujinkan, Shihan Alex Esteve has been very highly regarded as a teacher. We warmly invite all the interested Bujinkan students to join this seminar!

Shihan Alex Esteve Calero from Spain has been awarded with 15. Dan Kugyo Menkyo. He has been practicing martial arts for more than 30 years. He started with Judo in age of 4. At Judo competitions, he had achieved excellent results, and therefore he started to teach Judo in Sports Center Barcelona very early – in age of 14. At the same time he was practicing Jujutsu, Kenjutsu and boxing. Soon he has heard for Bujinkan Dojo, and in the age of 15 he totally devoted himself to Bujinkan Budo.

Studying Bujinkan Budo, Alex has been travelling all over Spain and across the Europe. He has participated at many Tai Kai and he has been learning from various teachers. Being such a devoted student, he has met many Bujinkan teachers, with whom he make some good friendship. He met Soke Hatsumi in 1989, at Tai Kai. For the last 18 years Alex regularly makes study trips to Japan, sometimes 3 times per year. In Japan, he learns from Soke Hatsumi and from others Japanese Shihans.

Alex has a special relationship with Someya Shihan, who holds the title of Menkyo Kaiden inKenjutsu, and who has been teaching Alex after the request from Soke. With Someya Shihan Alex has been learning and practicing Kenjutsu. Also, from 2000. Alex has been learning Batto Jutsu, Tameshi Kiri and other things related to Japanese Katana.

In collaboration with Hatsumi Soke, Shihan Alex has written and published two books: Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu – Exploring the Essence of the Martial Arts and AIPS System – Comprehensive Self Protection for Health Care Workers. For his knowledge, efforts and dedicated work in promoting Bujinkan skills, he has been awarded with two ‘Golden Dragon’ Bujinkan Medals.

During his service in military police, Alex Esteve was a self-defence instructor. He is also a FBI instructor, and therefor he has been studying with FBI in California, USA. He regularly hodls and leads seminars and courses for the members of police, armed forces and security guards.

Shihan Alex Esteve divides his teachings into two ‘directions’. One consists of philosophy, psychology and ‘feeling’ of combat. The other is based on the Kihon techniques through the various Bujinkan Ryu Ha techniques.

We invite all the interested participants to apply for this seminar as soon as possible! This is an excellent opportunity for studying from different high level Shihans!


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