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Tag Archives: bushido

8 Steps That Will Guide You to Mastery of the Samurai Sword

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

No article can magically make you a master of the samurai sword, but the tips outlined here, from iaido instructor Minobu Miki, will put you on the martial path to that destination!
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Posted in Iaido.

Samurai Training: Toshishiro Obata and the Five Rings of Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship

Monday, July 14th, 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.
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Posted in Edged Weapons.

Samurai Code of Bushido: The Roles of Samurai Weapons and Bushido Virtues on the Path to Self-Mastery

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Excellence in swordsmanship demands that one make a conscious effort to learn and execute correct techniques and practical cuts with samurai weapons while living in accordance with bushido virtues — the samurai code for living. With time and experience, and assuming a certain level of physical ability and perseverance in diligent practice with samurai weapons,
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Posted in Japanese Martial Arts.