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Kensei refers to a kendō practitioner who was called “Saint of the Sword” (kensei 剣聖) during the Shōwa period (1926–1989). However, it is not an official title established by the Dai Nippon Butokukai or the All Japan Kendo Federation. It … Continue reading

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Online Exhibition: Congratulatory Message

Certificate: Congratulatory message of Nakazato Jōen (Shōrinji-ryū) to Nagamine Shōshin. Date: November 3, 1979. Signed and sealed: Nakazato Jōen (Shōrinji-ryū). Photo: Andreas Quast Date: February 12, 2008. Location: Kōdōkan Nagamine Dōjō, headquarter of Sekai Matsubayashi-ryū Karate-dō Renmei. Naha-shi Kumoji, Okinawa Prefecture. Text: „60 … Continue reading

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