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  1. Ivan

    The Way of the Samurai

    I wrote an article on the lives of the samurai and their philosophy. It is mainly based off the information in the Hagakure, a book I have read twice and I am reading a third time, although I am mainly using the first two chapters of the book for this, since its writer Yamamoto Tsunetomo didnt...
  2. Zerathim

    Monk (Russian-Chinese movie)

    I have uploaded an interesting movie with English subtitles involving wushu fights performed by Russian martial artist an multiple champion of Russia and Europe Jamal Azhigirey. Enjoy watching! And your comments are welcome. Soon I will make more uploads.
  3. Czlowiekfala

    Tameshigiri (Test Cutting) video guide

    Hi, First of all I apologise for self promotion, however I would like to let you guys now about a small project I am currently running. Every month (starting from February) I am going to post a video showing various Tameshigiri techniques combinations along with the cut patterns. It is quite...
  4. Aiki Lee

    Bokken, bokuto, or both?

    Hey, I have always been under the impression that bokken and bokuto are interchangeable terms, and that both are correct. Recently I have heard that bokuto is actually the preferred terminology in Japan. So I have some questions specifically to those who train in sword arts or in Japan. 1...
  5. Samurai-do

    The beginnings of Japanese Feudalism: The institutions of Jito and Shugo

    The beginnings of Japanese Feudalism: The institutions of Jito and Shugo Feeback, comments, disagreement, as always appreciated! :)
  6. Samurai-do

    On Aikido: Its Origins and its efficacy

    On Aikido: its origins and its effectiveness I hope this might provide something of an insight to those who criticise Aikido for not being prevalent on the MMA scene :) Feedback, comments etc. always appreciated! :)
  7. Samurai-do

    For the Love of the Japanese Sword!

    For the love of the Japanese sword Comments, reactions feedback, always appreciated :) (apologies if you are seeing this for the second time, I realised it was languishing in the wrong category!)
  8. Samurai-do

    For the love of the Japanese sword!

    For the love of the Japanese sword Comments, reactions feedback, always appreciated :)
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