On this page, the Budo(martial arts) which Akira Hino practices are introduced and it is shown clearly how it has amazing influence on a “contact improvisation dance”, other dance, all kinds of human activity.
I have been studying Japanese traditional martial arts=Budo.
The masters of the days of yore were a rare breed of people who sought to explore the potential of the human body.
■I put up videos on Facebook and YouTube not to show the labeled techniques and forms that can exist independently to achieve something.
They are about the elements of action the traditional BUDO(martial arts masters) in Japan had attained.
For example, I often show weight shift and reflex act in my videos, but they are not the means to achieve a certain end result such as throwing the opponent to the ground.
They are the elements of the whole movement that happens between people who are facing one another.
■March 2005, the eye-opening body' movement and the concept were brought into contemporary dancers in Germany by a Japanese Budo-ka.
Those dancers who are affiliated with the Forsythe company and William Forsythe himself. Hino had held a workshop according to the invitation of the company.
（ Publication of the translation version is planned. ）
Akira Hino has shown me the most significant example of human awareness that I have ever witnessed. He has mastered a degree of perceptual unity so profoundly fundamental, that is almost incomprehensible to our contemporary sensibilities.
Akira Hino has devoted his time, his care, and his expertise to the training of my dance ensemble. His influence on our work has been of inestimable value. The source of his work resides in the heart of the most profound aspects of the danced.
The dancers who have the opportunity to work with Hino San will be fundamentally changed. This work brings the body into an intimate and articulate relationship with the phenomenal world; a world that rejoices in the perfect and miraculous present.
(by William Forsythe)
An article about me is introduced on a web page in French.