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Funakoshi picture

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ell know picture of Funakoshi Gichin and students from his book Ryukyu Kenpo Tode (Karate). Funakoshi himself is seated middle row, second from left. The picture is taken from Funakoshi Gichin (1868-1956): Ryukyu Kenpo Tode (Karate). Ginowan, Yōjusha 1994. 300 pp. Introductory notes: Miyagi … Continue reading

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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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