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Tag Archives: kenjutsu

Master the 4 Inner Principles of Japanese Samurai Swordsmanship

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Breath control, footwork, stance and posture are the key points that seventh-degree black belt Russell McCartney, founder of ishi yama ryu battojutsu, discusses in this tutorial on the Japanese sword.
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Posted in Kendo.

The True Meaning of Aiki in Aikido and Aikijujutsu, Part 1

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Aiki is a key component of aikido and aikijujutsu, two martial arts that have very different fighting philosophies. Journey back in time and find out how that came to be.
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Posted in Aikijujutsu.

Haruo Matsuoka on Steven Seagal and Aikido’s History in America

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Black Belt contributing editor Dr. Mark Cheng explores the history of modern aikido relative to the martial paths of the respected Haruo Matsuoka and his former sensei, action star Steven Seagal.
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Posted in Aikido, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Martial Art Movies, Steven Seagal Movies, Traditional Martial Artists.