As part of my Karate we use various weapons in our training such as bo, nunchuck and Tambo. As part of my grading I need to know the history/origins of the Tambo, I need to find out as this is the ...
As far as I am aware, there are no left handed sword techniques in Japanese sword arts. At least, I am not aware of there being such. If it is true, does anyone have a good explanation as to why? If ...
A Katana must be used with both hands. But why that must be on the left side? I read in the Samurai schools they don't care much about the student are left hand or right hand. Based in the ...
Osoto gari translates to "large outer reap". That makes perfect sense as it is a large reap on the outer leg. Osoto guruma translates to "large outer wheel" and the "wheel" part eludes me. What ...
The above sentence has been attributed to O'Sensei and I'd like to use it as a motto for my dojo's website. Problem: I can't find a reliable source about when/where he said this. Or a proper Japanese ...
I find it extremely difficult to memorise all terms - there is no connection to me with them. Is there a good german or english translation for all terms used in AiKiDo?
Are there any school/style of Japanese swordsmanship that teach blocking (a parry or deflect is fine as long as there is contact between them) incoming attacks with the sharp edge of the blade of a ...