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Beillevaire on Gutzlaff

atrick Beillevaire: The Western Discovery of Ryûkyû: from the first contacts to the eve of Perry’s expedition. In: Beillevaire, Vol. I, p. 17-18. But there was another kind of danger lurking in the contacts with Westerners that was threatening the … Continue reading

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Albrecht Duerer’s “Book of Fencing”

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till on of my favorites, Duerer’s work dates back to the year 1510 and is – except maybe Paulus Hector Mair’s compilation of half a century later- unparalleled in it’s combination of technical excellence and artistic implementation. I made this … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Budo

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udo, the martial ways of Japan, have their origins in the traditions of Bushido — the way of the warrior. Budo is a time-honoured form of physical culture comprising of Judo, Kendo, Kyudo, Sumo, Karate-do, Aikido, Shorin-ji Kenpo, Naginata and … Continue reading

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The Budo Charter for Young People

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udo, the martial ways of Japan, are forms of traditional culture that hold in esteem a traditional martial spirit passed down since ancient times. Through the practice of Budo, the student learns correct manners, refines his or her technical skills, … Continue reading

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