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Tag Archives: bushido

Martial Arts Enlightenment: Why the Samurai Warriors Practiced Zen, Part 2

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

What did masters of meditation in ancient Japan have to teach students of the sword? Plenty! Learn the historical connection between Zen and the samurai in this scholarly piece.
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Posted in Japanese Martial Arts History.

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.