The Book of Five Rings (五輪書 Go Rin No Sho ) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. There have been various translations made over the years
Doug Marcaida demonstrates knife fighting concepts and training methodologies. These concepts cover multiple opponents or targets with one feeder partner, situational awareness leading to escapes from holds,
A documentary film trailer about a group of modern day samurai, who train in a 450 year old traditional style of Japanese swordsmanship – “Hyoho Taisharyu”(兵法タイ捨流）. The Hyoho Taisharyu documentary, film
Aikido descended from warrior traditions designed to defeat an enemy in battle. The purpose of these disciplines was to develop techniques and strategies to kill, maim, and conquer an opponent. Even though we
Toyama Seiko Sensei, Hanshi, 10th dan, Uechi-ryu, was born in 1928. Toyama Sensei was one of the great living legends of Okinawan karate and a personal student of Kanbun Uechi. By the time he was five years
The “Dokkōdō” (Japanese: 独行道?) (“The Path of Aloneness”, “The Way to Go Forth Alone”, or “The Way of Walking Alone”), is a short work written by Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵) a week before he died in 1645. It con
Cult director Takeshi Miike delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from
Norio FURUICHI sensei (8th dan Iaido Kyoshi — 7th dan Kendo Kyoshi — 7th dan Battodo — 6th dan Tankendo — 6th dan Jukendo — 3th dan Jodo). President of Shō Shi Kai Budo Juku. Master of the Iaido Tokai Univ
On a fateful day late in February, 1915 in wintry Hokkaido, Morihei Ueshiba met Sokaku Takeda, the martial arts genius whose technical system would form the core of modern aikido.
In Japanese, “Shun” (pronounced “shoon” and rhymes with “moon”) is the precise moment during the year when any particular food is at the peak of its perfection. Shun is when fruit is at its sweetest, w
In ancient times, there were various restrictions on the behavior of the Samurai. Way of standing, sitting, bowing, and walking, ways of turning streets corners, of entering and leaving gated, and further
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