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Why do Yudansha wear hakama?

February 08, 2013 Articles about the practice of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu Guillaume Erard
This article is my examination paper submitted for the promotion to Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu Shodan at the Takumakai. It addresses the origin of the hakama in martial arts and tries to distinguish facts from fiction as far as its use and meaning are concerned.…

Events

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37th Kobudo demonstration at the Nippon Budokan

February 12, 2014 Reports on the latest Takumakai events Guillaume Erard
On Sunday February 9th 2014, the Nippon Budokan welcomed representatives of 35 schools of traditional Japanese martial arts during the 37th Kobudo Embutakai. This annual show is one of the most important events related to Koryu that take place in Tokyo, the…

Videos and documentaries

Episode 5

Documentary on Chiba Tsugutaka, the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master of Shikoku - Part 5

This is the fifth part of our exclusive documentary on Chiba Tsugutaka Sensei, the last Daito-ryu master of Shikoku. In this section, he explains the concept of Aiki that is central to the practice of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu and describes its origin.

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