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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.

Ninja History 101: Ninjutsu Training

Friday, April 4th, 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.
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Ninjutsu.

From Hapkido to Kuk Sool: Exploring Korea’s Martial Arts

Monday, January 20th, 2014

“Adults from abroad may have trouble keeping up with Korean martial artists, especially those who started training when they were kids — which pretty much includes everybody,” says our correspondent regarding training in Korea.
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Posted in Hapkido, Korean Martial Arts History, Kuk Sool, Taekwondo.