Way Of The Samurai

‘ The Way of the Warrior’ is a documentary shot by the BBC and aired in the 70s. The last part of the series was called: ‘The Samurai Way’ . It was never to be released on DVD and has become rare collectors footage for martial artists all over the world. A young(er) Risuke Otake [...]

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admin on January 30th, 2010

“The tramp of warriors sounded like a thousand convulsions of the earth. ” “The shouts of warriors, the whistling of arrows, the thunder of the feet of foot soldiers and the hooves of chargers did not cease. ” According to historical chronicles, that was the sound of Japan during much of the five hundred years [...]

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admin on September 18th, 2009

Iaido is the art of drawing the sword and striking an armed opponent at lightning speed. It is the art of strategy, achieving precision in all aspects of mental and physical ability, including accurate footwork, balanced posture and crititcal timing. Live blades are razor-sharp and experienced practitioners are the only ones permitted to use them. [...]

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