Monthly Archives: March 2011

Kinjo Akio: Karate Denshin-roku, vol. II

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ere are some pictures of Kinjo’s book, which is full of the finest research on Karate’s history and development, much of which is still not known or understood in Karate’s Western adaption. Please follow and like us:

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Nagamine Shoshin: Shijitsu to Kuden ni yoru Okinawa no Karate, Sumo Meijin-den. Tokyo, Shin Jinbutsu Oraisha 1986.

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ust got hold  of copy of the book and had it signed for a friend by Sôke Nagamine Takayoshi… Please follow and like us:

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Watatani Kyoshi and Yamada Tadashi: Bugei Ryuha Daijiten, 1978.

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Seal for Dojo

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colleague from Germany reminded me about a request he  made earlier this year about a custom-made dôjô-seal with his name and style and stuff. And guess what, I am the man to ask! If you choose the regular seal-manufacturing shop here … Continue reading

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Someya Chikatoshi: Shuriken-jutsu Nyumon. Jissen Kobudô, 1980

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ut of print. Although only a paperback, this book is a MUST for practitioners of the style. In terms of contents and way of descriptions it is outstanding and would be a Grade-A book in any serious Bujutsu library. Please follow … Continue reading

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Kanji-Art

reated these Kanji for a colleague in Germany. It’s a famous Dôjô-motto called Ômyô zai Renshin. If you’d like to get custom made calligraphies – either digital works like the above, or handmade – please let me know. I can manufacture … Continue reading

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Kuroda Tetsuzan: Iaijutsu Seigi.

Kuroda Tetsuzan: Iaijutsu Seigi. Sôjinja, Kawaguchi 1991. 266 pp. 27cm. nprecedented masterpiece on old-style traditioned Iaijutsu,  more then 510 photographs showing master Kuroda Tetsuzan performing excellent Iaijutsu.   Please follow and like us:

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Small World Okinawa

oday I had my weekly German-Japanese language exchange course with Akamine san, a physicist. As he is also training in the Shinbukan Dôjô, instead of learning we talked about Budô and stuff and came about Mr. Kinjô Akio in my … Continue reading

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Launch of new site

oday I decided to launch this new site as an info service for those up for books on technique, history, tradition and culture of Japanese Budō & Bujutsu. I collect rare Japanese books on martial arts. More than once I experienced … Continue reading

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