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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. ...