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The Tradition of the Millipede – Mugai’s deep secret

In Mugai-ryū, “The Tradition of the Millipede” is an ancient catalogue of 40 indispensable recommendations of how to practice the swordmanship of this style. Below in the graphic is #1. Another and better translation is “In practice your heart and … Continue reading

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Studying sword fittings at Hamamoto Sensei’s home, February 24, 2011

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Studying sword fittings at Hamamoto Sensei’s home, February 24, 2011

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The monthly Battokai at Okinawa Prefectural Budokan

I started training with Hamamoto Sensei in November 2010 and continued until March 2012. That is, I trained with him while living on Okinawa. For periods it was daily training, sometimes less when I got too busy otherwise. Often Tajima … Continue reading

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Hamamoto Sensei’s sword museum, November 15, 2010

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Cutting Day (battokai) February 25, 2012

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Cutting Day (battokai) December 24, 2011

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Cutting Day (battokai) December 24, 2011

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Cutting Day (battokai) November 01, 2011

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Cutting Day (battokai) November 01, 2011

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