Teaching maai 間合い, the ideas of combative spacing and timing intervals in kenjutsu.
剣禅一如 The sword and zen are one. The mind of […]
Nara period. 710-794 We shall begin with the Nara period. […]
What's the difference between bugei 武芸 (martial arts) demonstrations and […]
It's 2016 and I am officially opening the doors to […]
Kamma is a Pali word meaning action. Specifically volitional action, […]
Learning koryū and classical arts is much different than widespread modern arts like kendo and judo.
No matter what, move. Advance. Unceasingly against whatever odds, internal […]
This video describes basic hand grips (tenouchi) for using a […]
In Japanese swordsmanship, there have been many hundreds of schools. […]
I am often thinking about how to learn bujutsu productively. […]
There is a saying, "You get out of it what […]
Good Posture = Efficient Movement A graphic I made for […]
Shu-ha-ri 守破離 is an essential concept in traditional learning. It is the fundamental master-disciple relationship in many traditional arts.
Iaijutsu and iaido are components of kenjutsu 剣術, the arts […]
Learning Japanese sword online is possible.
Why make the distinction between martial art and combat skill? […]
The desire to destroy is within us all. We must […]
Studying the arts of fighting lead to peace. The pursuit […]
Practicing without many excuses not to is a good practice.
You only have a little bit longer to live. The […]
Pardon the pun, but the point of iaido is important […]