WHO SUPPORTS ALMAREZ BUKI



Almarez Buki

Christian Tissier Shian
8th Dan - Aikikai Tokyo

J'ai énormément de plaisir a utiliser le bokken: 

En effet il va bien dans ma main et est parfaitement équilibré.
Les sensations me donnent l'impression d'etre plus rapide et plus precis.

Le jo a un touché fantastique de douceur et glisse dans les mains sans s'échapper . Très agréable a manier. 

Cela me donne envie de l'utiliser plus que de raison.


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Tristão da Cunha Shian
8th Dan - Iwama Ryu Traditional
(Dento Iwama Ryu)

In my daily practice, I always use heavy bokkens, with a minimum of 800 grams, with the exception of suburito for tanren uchi and other exercises. Upon receiving this specimen, at first it seemed to be lighter than requested. I went to weigh it and it weighed exactly 800 grams! Fantastic!

The reason for not feeling the weight was clear: its balance was perfect. With impressive balance and finish, I was very happy with this weapon. In addition, our practice involves a lot of contact because of the awase, kumitachi and kentaijo practices. After practicing several times over the days, I noticed that the wood suffered very little, which leads me to believe that it is a suitable wood for daily and hard practice.

The jo is also absolutely spectacular, with the ideal weight, thickness and size, and also managed to pass days of hard practice tests without any "suffering" being noticed.
These are truly high quality weapons, as well as being true works of art, of obvious beauty.

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Dany Leclerre Shian
7th Dan - Aikikai Tokyo

J’utilise bokken et jo depuis le début de ma pratique, ceux-ci étaient de qualités forts variées au fil du temps.

João Sabugueiro m’a fait parvenir un Bokken
"Katori" et un Jo, auparavant nous avions eu des
échanges de messages forts intéressants et un a 
retenu particulièrement mon attention:

"Quand je construit un bokken j'essai de me concentrer sur la personne à qui elle est destinée et j'espère que vous pourrez ressentir le même plaisir avec lui dans votre pratique que j'ai ressenti lorsque je l'ai construit" .

Lorsque j’ai pris le bokken et le jo dans mes mains, la perception était immédiatement positive,
ensuite, en maniements, j’ai pu évaluer toutes les
qualités de ces outils de travail : poids idéal, bonne prise en main, équilibrage, touché, qualité exceptionnel du bois utilisé.

Tous ces ressentis m’aideront, j’en suis certain, à améliorer encore mon travail.


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Bruno Gonzalez Sensei
6th Dan - Aikikai Tokyo

Merci João pour ce bokken sur mesure.
Légèrement raccourci ( bout carré ), très bien équilibré et résistant, il optimise de façon certaine votre pratique du buki waza.

Il facilite aussi grandement l’illustration des techniques à mains nues. Son touché très doux en fait une arme extrêmement agréable à manier.

Le Jo quand à lui a toutes les qualités qu’on puisse espérer : un toucher très doux qui le rend très maniable ainsi qu’un rapport densité / légèreté très bien dosé.

Merci pour toute la passion et le professionnalisme que João met dans ses œuvres.


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Stéphane Goffin Sensei
6th Dan - Aikikai Tokyo

Le bokken "katori" que j’ai le plaisir d’utiliser lors de ma pratique quotidienne est plus qu’un outil.


C’est un réel objet d’art qui allie les qualité nécessaires à une utilisation intensive à une esthétique évidente.

Sa texture, son équilibre son poids idéal le rendent particulièrement agréable à manier.

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Mark Jorgensen
Sandan, Kendo
Nidan, Chito-Ryu Karate

The bokken set that João made for me is absolutely, a work of art. The superb craftsmanship was evident the second I took them out of their cases and held them.

The wood itself is of exceptional quality and João mentioned it was wood that he had been holding for many years.
Beautiful grain and colour, amazingly perfect lines and balance.

Both pieces (daito and shoto) have an amazing feel in the hands and are truly inspiring weapons for my kendo kata and suburi practice.

My experience with João has been excellent from the initial conversations through to delivery of the finished bokken.
I would highly recommend Almarez Buki to other martial artists looking for the perfect bokken. 

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Jordy Delage
Seido Co., Ltd. CEO



As the founder of Seido, a great amateur of craftsmanship and especially woodwork, I've had many opportunities to see and work with various weapons.
  
Although we're the only company working with all Japanese craftsman simultaneously, it still wasn't enough for me, so I've started a quest: find all good weapons craftsmen in the world.

And I must say, João is one of the very few I was able to discover. 

What I like the most in his work is that he has a very rare approach: craftsmanship as a Budo practitioner.
 
His work make me think about one of Miyamoto Musashi's quote, in which he explains that craftsmanship as an art is very much like martial practice as as art:

- Like a soldier, the carpenter sharpens his own tools. [...] When the carpenter becomes skilled, he works efficiently and according to correct measures. When he has developed practical knowledge of all the skills of the craft, he can become a foreman himself.


I've always believed that craftsmanship can be a very good way of polishing one's human and martial skills, and João proved me right with his work.
Showing his work to Japanese craftsmen was also a very good way to show them that craftsmanship is something that defines us as human, beyond borders and cultures, exactly like Budo and Aikido practice. 

I am really happy with the weapons I have received from João, they fit perfectly my occasional Tanren work, and they do fit very well in my collection, helping me to remember why I do the work I do on a daily basis.

I wish him the best in his quest of perfection. 

 

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Leonardo Pereira Sensei
6th Dan de Karate Goju-Ryu
2th Dan de Okinawa Kobudo

Quero começar por agradecer ao João Sabugueiro a mestria demonstrada na construção do Bo.

No primeiro dia que tive a oportunidade de utilizar o Bo no meu treino pessoal, deu-me a sensação de total equilíbrio e harmonia, foi fácil tornar-se uma extensão do meu corpo.

No Okinawa Kobudo a arma é a razão da nossa evolução e quanto mais perfeita for, mais exigente se torna, é nela que reside a nossa Arte.

Obrigado por me dar o privilégio de poder usar uma arma construída pela Almarez Buki. 

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Fernando Sarmento Sensei
5th Dan Karate Do Shotokai

Caro João Sabugueiro
É uma bela "arma de madeira" 

Só é possível fazer uma peça desta natureza
com muita Força de Vontade, Engenho e Arte

A Arte é um sentimento complexo... que, neste caso, vai da Raiz à Forma, da Simetria ao Equilíbrio e por fim chega à Eficácia no Gesto. 

Saliento: 
- a madeira apropriada à função.
- o design indicado para o trabalho.
- a dimensão consensual.
- o equIlíbrio específico.
- o acabamento Premium.
- o sentimento que a impregna... o do João Sabugueiro.  
 
Como sabe sou um aprendiz apaixonado por madeiras... por isso sei, que quando entrega a um praticante uma "arma de madeira" feita por si, junto com ela vai um pouco de "João".
Imagino que se sinta "roubado" nesse momento .

Por isso, meu caro João, quero, dentro do possível, tranquiliza-lo, pois tudo farei para trabalha-la arduamente na esperança que um dia ela me aceite e passe a ser de ambos. 

Obrigado
Abraço
Fernando Sarmento 

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Fernando Morgado Sensei
5th Dan - Goju Ryu da Jundokan Internacional do Sensei Teruo Chinen

O Bokken Almarez Buki é uma arma perfeita, muito equilibrada e com alma de guerreiro, um previlégio manejar uma obra de um grande Mestre. 

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Camilo Carneiro
2nd Dan - Aikikai

Caro amigo João. 

Estou grato pelo privilégio de poder praticar com as armas Almarez Buki. 

Sem pretensão de fazer uma análise, permito-me em jeito de destaque, salientar uma de entre inumeras caracteristicas unicas que as podem definir: o equilibrio. 

Este é transmitido pela conectividade imediacta com o praticante, efectivamente são armas soberbamente equilibradas.

Um grande bem haja.