he bōjutsu called Yonegawa no Kon 米川の棍 emphasizes left-sided cudgel techniques. That’s why it is also called Hidari-bō 左棒, i.e. left-sided cudgel. Left sided means that here in the regular posture the left foot and left hand is in front, … Continue reading
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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ere’s one snippet from my archives. It’s one of the oldest newspaper articles on Karate, from Ryūkyū Shinpō, January 21, 1914. I copied it some years ago at Okinawa Prefectural Library. Bushi Higa When this newspaper published the article series … Continue reading
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atsumi Masaaki: Bojutsu. Shashjin de oboeru (Bojutsu. Learn it by photographs). Tsuchiya Shoten, Tokyo 2005. 223 p., 21cm. This book is really more than just useful and if you’ve learned the basics of the Bo previously, you will actually be … Continue reading