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Iwama Embu 2018

Iwama Aikido Embukai 2018

Iwama Aiki Shurenkai 2018 Embu The Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shurenkai, led by Kaicho Saito Hitohira, conducted their annual public “embu kai” demonstration in Tomobe, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan in June 2018. The video of Saito Kaicho conducting a variety of paired sword practices and sword takeaways illustrates the precise nature of aikido as practiced under his […]

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Attack Cop Steal Gun

Toyam Police Officer

An attack where least expected Japan is considered one of the safest countries in the world, yet a recent case highlights that an attack can emerge when least expected. A 21-year-old former Ground Self Defense Force member surprised a police officer in Toyama, stabbed him, and took his revolver.  The attack continued as he went […]

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Europeans Evolve On Gun Rights

The civil unrest of the 1960s threatened many Americans, particularly those living in major cities, and the urban population was exploding. Rising crime and particularly armed violent crime shocked and scared voters, and for more than two decades the Second Amendment was the scapegoat — an anachronism, “misinterpreted” by “gun nuts,” deserving of repeal. Draconian […]

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Hear One, Know Ten

Hear One Know Ten

Hear One, Know Ten Anyone familiar with Japanese culture or has taken a course on doing business in Japan may be familiar with the phrase: hear one, know ten. This is normally stated as: 一言えば十をしる (ichi ieba ju wo shiru). The statement alludes to the situational awareness and social attentiveness, characteristic of Japan, that allows […]

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Secret Sword Of Tama

Shinsengumi Prepare To Attack In The Moonlight

Not much is known about the origins of Kondo Kuranosuke Nagamichi (近藤内蔵助長裕), the founder of the Tennen Rishin Ryu (天然理心流) samurai martial system.  He is believed to be from the rural part of Totomi province west of the Kanto plain, in what is now known as Shizuoka Prefecture and his date of birth is unknown.  However, […]

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Death and Goal Setting

Spirituality is not necessarily a required skill for the warrior.  Neither is it necessary for goal setting or goal accomplishment. However, being grounded in a philosophical framework that helps one understand the nature of who they are, and what they want to accomplish in this lifetime, allows for accepting the inevitable mortality of human experience. […]

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Kaizen-Improvement

改善 (Kaizen) – Improvement Lean production processes made famous by Toyota and the books describing their kaizen philosophy have become mainstream in the business world, as well as within personal growth teachings. Success gurus including Tony Robbins and Jack Canfield describe how the path of mastery includes a commitment to the CANI principle: Constant And Never-ending Improvement.  […]

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8 Points For Realistic Aikido Training

Origin and Intent Aikido and other samurai derived martial arts are properly referenced with the understanding that everyone is armed, or has the potential to be so.  For this reason, authentic aikido training is ideally suited for military, law-enforcement, and high-risk security personnel. Aikido was chiefly informed by Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu, which was a descendent curriculum […]

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