Monthly Archives: June 2011

Takeo Yabusame 武雄流鏑馬

Although samurai are now closely associated with swords and swordsmanship, as a distinct class the bushi (武士) were originally defined by their equestrian and archery skills. This origin leaves its legacy today in the arts of kyudo (弓道) and yabusame … Continue reading

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Jigen-ryu Hyoho 示現流兵法

Dojo Name: Jigen-ryu Center for Swordsmanship Arts Practiced: Jigen-ryu Hyōhō 示現流兵法 (koryu kenjutsu 古流剣術) Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima-ken, Japan Current Headmaster: Togo Shigenori 東郷 重徳 Summary: A famous four centuries old swordsmanship school with an earthen floor dojo and striking … Continue reading

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Muku Flooring 無垢フローリング

After seeing the post on Yushinkan, George McCall of kenshi247.net sent me a link to Muku Flooring’s blog. The blog features several dojo flooring projects and is full of mouth watering photos. There is also some technical explanations about wood … Continue reading

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