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Complete Illustrated Book of the Teaching Methods of Tying, Resuscitation, and [the Jūjutsu method of] Kenpō

The title of the book is Hayanawa Kappō Kenpō Kyōhan Zukai Zen 早繩活法拳法教範図解・全. It is situated in the middle of the title page and printed in big letters. The title translates to: “Complete Illustrated Book of the Teaching Methods of Tying, … Continue reading

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Seiryoku Zen’yo Kokumin Taiiku no Kata – The Form of national physical education of maximum efficiency

This article sheds some light on the possible influence of karate on the establishment of the “Seiryoku Zen’yo Kokumin Taiiku no Kata”. The “Seiryoku Zen’yo Kokumin Taiiku no Kata” (in the following SZKTK) is a collection of combative movement exercises, created … Continue reading

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“Bo” and “Ken” 1866

s another snippet of Ryūkyūan martial arts history during kingdom times, the scene of this short post are the laws in Ryūkyū. I guess most people are unaware that there were actual laws that regulated physical violence, the use of weapons etc. … Continue reading

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Fujita Seiko (1899-1966)

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ne of the most intruiging persons in the more recent history of Japanese martial arts. After having immatriculated himself into Waseda and Meiji Universities, where he dropped out of, he worked for a Newspaper company. Afterwards he started his career … Continue reading

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