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– July 21, 2014
Japanese swordsmanship master Toshishiro Obata founded his art of shinkendo in response to the incompleteness he found in other samurai training. Learn how he set out to develop his own art rather than change those already in existence.
– July 14, 2014
In this new FREE download, Samurai Weapons Philosophy: How the Samurai Sword Can Enhance Life Rather Than Simply Take It, the Black Belt Hall of Fame’s 2006 Instructor of the Year — the late Masayuki Shimabukuro — and his senior student, Carl E. Long, introduce you to a path for exploring a meaningful practice of training with the samurai sword. Learn the benefits of living by samurai principles, the four defining elements of battojutsu, the concept of the life-giving sword and much more!
– July 9, 2014
Tree climbing and throwing stars aside, ninjutsu encompasses principles of psychological self-defense that even the military use. Such valuable skills are readily available to you, too. Start changing your design for living right here!
– May 12, 2014
Samurai Weapons Video: Behind the Scenes of Masayuki Shimabukuro’s Advanced Samurai Swordsmanship 3-DVD Set
In this EXCLUSIVE video, we take you into the studio, behind the cameras, for a glimpse of a true sword master in action! This is some of the last footage of Masayuki Shimabukuro shot at Black Belt magazine — and perhaps anywhere.
– April 16, 2014
Masaaki Hatsumi, one of Japan’s few remaining ninja practitioners, describes the ninja of old as the perfect all-around athletes of their day. Learn about the intense regimen that produced such well-rounded warriors.
– April 4, 2014
Hwa Rang Do Weapons: Taejoon Lee and the Korean Martial Art’s New Spin on Traditional Sword and Stick Fighting (Part 2)
Taejoon Lee concludes his discussion of hwa rang do’s sword-fighting modifications which led to the terms “gumtoogi” (sword combat) and “bongtoogi” (stick combat). As a bonus, he demonstrates a technique using double short swords!
– January 28, 2014
Hwa Rang Do Weapons: Taejoon Lee and the Korean Martial Art’s New Spin on Traditional Sword and Stick Fighting (Part 1)
Grandmaster Lee’s task at hand: modernize hwa rang do’s sword method for more modern appeal while preserving expression, uniqueness and safety. No easy task, surely — but Lee is no ordinary martial artist.
– January 27, 2014
Are you getting adventurous today and thinking of carving the Thanksgiving turkey with a samurai sword? Let’s hope the turkey’s tender as can be this Thanksgiving so you don’t bend your blade cutting through it!
– November 28, 2013
Watch the late Masayuki Shimabukuro use a short samurai sword for swift and graceful cutting of a single-roll tatami mat!
– August 21, 2013