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Koryu Arts
In Koryu arts, any ancient martial art from Japan that pre-dates the Meiji restoration in Japan in 1868, the training is done a bit differently than in the Gendai systems, or modern schools of marital art and sport fighting. Don Roley wrote a great blog pos...

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Whoever fights monsters...
There is a famouse quote, "Whoever fights monsters should see to it  that in the process he does not become a monster . And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche One of Hatsumi Soke's well known quo...

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Article Link: New Millennium Ninja
A Bujinkan Shidoshi named Sean Askew once interviewed Hatsumi Soke for the Tokyo Journal. The interview is really cool, and covers a lot of things. Read it by clicking on the link: Click Here

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How is your Kihon?
In the book Tetsuzan, Nagato Sensei is talking with Hatsumi Soke and he comments that after his last trip to the US (this conversation took place nearly three decades ago at the time of this posting) he felt those studying the art in the US did not know our...

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Kamae are not Bonsai
Japanese Bonsai Tree I often get asked by new students or potential students, "How does this art compare with (Karate, Aikido, Taekwondo, Judo, Jujutsu)." This can be a difficult question to answer because they obviously have an idea of what martial arts sh...

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Knowing the Difference
Many people, probably most, don't know the difference between the different martial arts. They think of Karate or Taekwondo as generic terms for martial arts, but they aren't. They are specific to those styles and often those aren't what people are looking ...

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International Women's Day
I learned that today was International Women's Day and just last night I was reading in the book, Understand? Good, Play! a collection of Soke's quotes, several quotes from Soke on women in training. I felt it was appropriate to share them since the timing ...

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Yamato Damashii
In Hatsumi Soke's book, Ninpo: Wisdom for Life, there is a section towards the back called Do Not Forget Yamato Damashi. Yamato Damashii, he explains, means Japanese Spirit. There is more to it than just that, though. It is the essence of what give Japanese...

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Shared Blog Post, Jutsu vs. Waza
I wanted to share this great blog post from Don Roley on the difference between Jutsu (art) and Waza (technique or form). Often Waza and Kata are used interchangeably, so if that is a word you are more familiar with, you can somewhat substitute Kata for Waz...

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Top Martial Arts School
So, exciting news. Our dojo was named one of the best martial arts schools in the area by Expertise.com https://www.expertise.com/id/boise/karate-taekwondo-martial-arts
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