Welcome to the Tenshinkai Dojo Köln
Martial arts school in Cologne
The Tenshinkai Dojo teaches authentic Martial Arts. As a martial arts Dojo located in Cologne, Germany we teach traditional japanese swordsmanship in form of Mugai Ryu and Genko Nito Ryu. The not weapon based martial arts Kung Fu Toa and Tai Chi, as well as japanese stickfighting and other weapons in our Tosei Ryu class. We also offer martial arts for children in form of Samurai Kids and Kung Fu Kids.
Luciano Gabriel Morgenstern Sensei established and leads the Tenshinkai Dojo. He is the official Mugai Ryu Meishi Ha representative for the whole of Europa and direct master-student of the Mugai Ryu Meishi Ha Soke Niina Toyoaki Gyokusou in Tokyo and of master Sarafnia. He established the Mugai Ryu Europe federation in 2010, there are around 20 Dojos in Europe under his supervision at the moment.
It is my endeavor to pass on authentic martial arts in all facets. I see martial arts as a way of living and not restricted to the Dojo. A true master is a master of life and an idol in the society. I set the focus to the physical as well as spiritual education.
We offer the following courses:
- Mugai Ryu – Japanese swordfighting with the Katana
- Tosei Ryu – Japanese Stickfighting with the Tanjo
- Kung Fu Toa – Kung Fu in Cologne
- Tai Chi Chen – Tai Chi in Köln Hun Yuan Tai Chi in Köln Nippes
- Samurai Kids – Martial arts for children in Köln
- Kung Fu Kids – Kung Fu for children in Köln
- Genko Nito Ryu – Japanese swordfighting with two swords
- Isshin Ryu – Kusarigama-jutsu sickle and chain
In our dojo varying types of people of different ages come together to train in a respectful and familiar atmosphere. It does not matter, whether you are experienced and physically in shape or untrained and daring to take the very first steps in martial arts. Whether you are just looking for some balancing from everyday life or wish to train professionally or even want to open your own school. We will teach you according to your personal needs.
Mugai Ryu & Genko Nito Ryu
Japanese Swordfighting in Cologne
Mugai Ryu Iaido is the essence of Japanese sword fighting and a way of the Zen. Plain, clear beauty and efficiency. Mugai Ryu Iaido contains no superfluous or pointless movements, every movement has a deeper and practical sense which is also taught.
The art goes back to the 16th century and is still taught in its pure form. Pure and plain beauty and efficiency without any unnecessary movement is the character of the style. Mugai Ryu is the essence of the japanese sword-fight, the Samurai and a way of Zen. Every technique and movement has a meaning and application, which is also taught to the student.
Mugai Ryu Iaido is “Cutting Iai”, all techniques must be able to cut in the use as well as be applicable in a fight. Nowadays other Iaido schools hardly do that.
Components of the Mugai Ryu Iaido trainings are Kata, Kumitachi or Kenjutsu and Tameshigiri. So forms, dueling and the cutting test.
Next to Mugai Ryu we teach Genko Nito Ryu, japanese swordfighting with two swords. Nito Ryu (the use of two swords) got mostly famous because of the Samurai Miyamoto Musashi. But Yamaguchi Ryu, which was the base for Mugai Ryu, also made use of the Katana and Wakizashi at the same time. Genko Nito Ryu is a complete swordfighting style including Kata-, Kenjutsu- and Tameshigiri-training.
Tosei Ryu Tanjojutsu is an extremely effective, Japanese stick-fighting style with the Tanjo, a 90-cm-long wooden stick. The style is suitable purely fight-stressed and thanks to his easy, direct and efficient technique extremely applicative for self-defence purposes. The techniques of Tosei Ryu order themselves also with different everyday objects as for example to an umbrella, belt and many other and the student learns to defend itself against the most common weapons.
Beside the efficient use of the weapon all the understanding for the body, movement, the body-axis and dynamism as well as for distance, fighting and reaction to the opponent is taught. Skilful, agile elusiveness and the use of body weight bring a special strength development with itself, even without being physically sturdy.
Kung Fu Toa
Kung Fu Toa – Unarmed Martial Art in Köln
Kung Fu Toa is a special Kung Fu style which focuses on developing mind and body. Being a very diverse martial art Kung Fu Toa comprises of:
- Qi Gong
Kung Fu Toa is divided into 7 lines. Each of those lines represent the students rank Grad and are linked to a certain form (Kata), as well as a certain principle of martial arts.
Those forms, also called Kata, are complex motion sequences, consisting of attack as well as defense techniques and are common in many martial art styles. The Forms of Kung Fu Toa are long and complex and also present a special character, making them an exception in the world of martial arts.
Sparring is essential for every martial art. Whilst training forms, one works mostly alone, sparring is done with one or more partners.
By achieving the proper technique and the right understanding, as a result from sparring the foundation for realistic self-defense is provided. Fighting is communication with a partner and a expression of ones self.
Besides the physical aspects of Kung Fu training, cultivating ones mind is also a priority. Following each training we will be meditating together.
Tai Chi Köln
Authentic Qi Gong and Tai Chi in Köln
Hunyuan Chen-style Tai Chi Chuan is an outstanding inner martial art, which combines the authentic art of Chen-style Tai Chi with Life Energy Cultivation (Qi-Gong) and important elements from Xinyiquan.
This Tai Chi style emphasizes effortlessness and softness of technique, which is carried out spirally and promotes the flow of Qi (Life Energy). Alongside soft forms there are also more dynamic forms, such as the typical Chen-style cannon-fist. Hunyuan Qi Gong is a fundamental component of every training.
Training on a regular basis has multiple positive effects:
- Inner balance
- Working off stress
- Physical and mental flexibility and softness
- Improvement of motor skills
- Better power of concentrationt
- Extensive regeneration of mind and body
- Increase in creativity
- Steady healthiness
- Prevention and easing of chronic sicknesses