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    Donn F. Draeger was a military veteran of WWII and Korea, a pioneer of physical training methods and a practitioner of modern Japanese martial ways (budo). He was also the first non-Japanese to study a number of classical martial arts (koryu), the author of definitive books on those arts, and the founder of a study ...
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    The 42nd edition of the Nippon Budokan’s annual kobudo demonstration took place last weekend. The event also marked the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Nihon Kobudo Kyokai (日本古武道協会, Old Japanese Martial Arts Association). The Nihon Kobudo Kyokai organization was founded on December 7, 1979 (54th year of the Showa era) and it is ...
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    The japanese word budo is omnipresent in popular culture and yet, it is one of the most misunderstood, including by budoka themselves. I would like to briefly explain the origin of this term and describe its fundamental intrinsic contradictions. Those are mostly due to the fact that budo consists in the study of ancient warfare techniques, but ...
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    The 41st edition of the Kobudo Demonstration took place at the Nippon Budokan on Sunday, February, 4th. this year also marked the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, which is also, perhaps, an opportunity to reflect upon the nature of budo (martial way), and the elusive notion of bushido (warrior’s way). Like every year, 35 ...
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    Ellis Amdur is one of the most prominent and prolific writers in the martial arts world. He has spent many years living in Japan and learning traditional japanese fighting systems, and he is one of the few westerners who hold teaching certificates, in not one but two koryu (traditional schools), namely, Araki-ryu and Toda-ha Buko-ryu. ...