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Tag Archives: Japanese Martial Art

Martial Arts of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Part One)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Any martial artist who watches the films of the Star Wars franchise will spot the references: Japanese swordsmanship, gi tops, chi energy in the form of the force, and so on. Find out where these components came from and how they all fit together.
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Posted in Martial Art Movies.

The Life and Times of American Martial Arts Pioneer Donn F. Draeger, Part 1

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Learn how this iconic martial arts researcher was introduced to judo, jujutsu, kendo, iaido and other budo and bujutsu — and how he immersed himself in each discipline.
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Posted in Western Martial Arts History.

The True Meaning of Aiki in Aikido and Aikijujutsu, Part 2

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Dr. Nick Hallale concludes his analysis of how the concept of aiki fits into aikido, which is often viewed as a nonviolent martial art, and aikijujutsu, which is regarded as more aggressive.
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Posted in Aikijujutsu.