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Okinawan Samurai — The Instructions of a Royal Official to his Only Son

By Aka/Ōta Pēchin Chokushiki (auth.), Andreas Quast (ed./transl.), Motobu Naoki (transl.). Print edition: US | CA | UK | DE | FR | ES | IT | JP !!!Translated from Japanese for the first time!!! “I think it is epoch-making that Quast sensei decided to translate the ‘Testament of Aka Pēchin Chokushiki,’ and not one of the famous … Continue reading

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Some points of contact between Taoism and old martial arts in Ryukyu

Recently the topic of Taoism in martial arts was raised by quoting Kai Filipiak PhD, stating that while “there is evidence for martial practice in many Buddhist locations […] historical evidence for Daoist practice of martial arts is rare.” (Academic … Continue reading

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On the Gusan

hen speaking of Okinawa Kobudō, here and there the term gūsan appears. The gūsan is a specific stick weapon. Not much is known about it and and it can perhaps be called a niche method. In the western understanding it … Continue reading

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