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Japan has long been the hub when it comes to samurai and martial arts training. In fact, a number of foreigners who want to master a specific art would visit the country to train under the best schools and mentors teaching various fighting types such as Aikido (合気道) and...

The word "mushin" is comprised of two kanji characters - "無" (mu), meaning "nothingness", and "心" (shin), meaning "heart," "spirit," or, in this case "mind." In this way, mushin can be roughly translated to "nothing mind" or "no mind." It comes from a longer phrase used in Zen Buddhism,...

In 2012, in an attempt to foster patriotism, the Japanese government made it compulsory for junior high schools across the country to teach its students one traditional Japanese sport during P.E.; kendo, sumo, or judo. Previously, 'budo' or martial arts were merely one of the sports boys could study...

Japan is home to many martial art traditions where some are only recognized within Japan. One example of this is "kyudo," a Japanese martial art originating from the samurai class. For most practitioners in Japan, Kyudo is an art form and literally means "way of the bow" which is...

Niseko in January (or Japanuary as the local powder lovers like to call it) is a mecca for 'international powder' lovers but now there is another great reason to plan your trip to Niseko in January. The Festival of Japan is a small weeklong festival that has been created...

Isao Machii is a Japanese Iaido master who also holds several Guinness World Record titles. Iaido is a traditional Japanese Sword Martial Art so you could call Isao Machii a modern day samurai. Isao learned this sword art from the age of 5. thehypedgeek.com/ "Most martial arts sword cuts to one...

If you want to try a different and exciting cultural experience in Japan then why not spend a day learning to shoot a bow from horseback just like a samurai? You can do this by taking a Yabusame lesson! ikke.hatenablog.jp// Author's photo Yabusame is a traditional form of mounted archery where...

Do you know that mounted warriors have existed in Japan for more than 1,500 years? Yes, it has been a long time indeed, dating back to the Kamakura period. The need for it arose when Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder of Kamakura Shogunate, became concerned with the skill levels of...

Boxing as Medicine from clinical cases Anger It's interesting when one notices that a perfect way to bring an angry person back to reason is to touch him. It is linked to the principle of the "courtesy of the touching hand", that makes them realise that what is feeding the anger...

Whether you're just a beginner or avid practitioner, Japan is a wonderful place to study the martial arts. With a variety of systems to choose from, the traditional fighting styles of Japan have something for every interest! Judo and Karate hinode-sekkotsu.com/ blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ Are you an athlete who enjoys a good workout and the...

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