Budo/Martial Arts · Kyudo

What is Budo?: The Budo Charter

 , the Japanese martial ways, have their origins in the age-old martial spirit of Japan. Through centuries of historical and social change, these forms of traditional culture evolved from combat techniques (jutsu) into ways of self-development (). Seeking the perfect unity of mind and technique, has been refined and cultivated into ways of physical training and… Continue reading What is Budo?: The Budo Charter

Aikido training in Japan

Aikido Seminar in Toyama Part I: Ukemi

2 days. 4 featured teachers. About 50 participants. The main event of this seminar was a 7th dan (degree blackbelt) named Kuribayashi Takanori (栗林孝典) from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. With him came Oyama Yuuji (小山雄二) a 4th dan. This seems to be the normal case for such seminars, at least in Japan: a main… Continue reading Aikido Seminar in Toyama Part I: Ukemi