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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 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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    The 53rd edition of the All Japan Aikido Demonstration took place on the 23rd of May at the Nippon Budokan. As always, I shot a small number of videos in order to document the event. These are presented below. Please note that being a one-man operation, I was not able to film every single demonstration ...
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    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 other major one being the demonstration taking place in March at Meiji Jingu ...
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    Every year, the Nippon Budokan holds one of the most important events in the Japanese Budo world: the Kagamibiraki (鏡開き). The demonstration is usually scheduled at the end of the winter break and this year, the date was set to January 10. It also marks the resuming of training in most dojos that had closed ...
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    The Tokyo Budokan (not to be confused with the Nippon Budokan) is a sports facility that primarily hosts martial arts exhibitions and competitions. It is located in the Higashi Ayase Metropolitan Park in Tokyo and it is run by the Sport Benefits Corporation. It was recently closed for renovation and its reopening was celebrated with ...
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    Video and photo report on the 50th All Japan Aikikai Aikido Demonstration held in Tokyo at the Nippon Budokan.