Is Compassion Important In Martial Arts?

What is compassion? Compassion is a concern for the suffering or problems of others. Coming from its latin roots it means to suffer together. You are in pain, in turn so am I. Think about that for a minute please. Your hand gets stung by a bee. You feel pain. You get offended or yelled at or smacked in the face. You feel pain. …

Classical Japanese Warrior Training Methods: The Kata

Bujutsu Kata Training in martial arts can be done in some different ways. One of the tried and true methods in Japan is the Kata. Combat systems in Japan have used the kata for centuries as a way to train the bushi or samurai among their domains and armies. There are many combat oriented schools from the time of the …

How To Avoid Martial Arts Training Pitfalls in Iaido Judo Karate Kendo

Training In Iaijutsu Japanese Swordsmanship Beware The Rabbit Holes I would like to talk about the pitfalls of practice. Training troubles. Waza woes, if you may allow me. I guess mostly students have this problem. Teachers might also have this issue. There is a problem of, What am i doing? Why am I doing it? I was asked, “How do …

Iaido Kenjutsu Practice

Learning Iaido: Art of the Sword

Learning Iaido online and Kenjutsu of the Japanese sword is a challenge. Iaido or Iaijutsu can be deceptively simple in its movements but like anything simple in nature there is profound depths to explore. In nature a block of green color, a leaf. Moving closer and inspecting further we can find the details. Drawing the sword, cutting with the sword …

The Start

Beginning Shin Munen Ryu Kenjutsu. I want to spread good teachings of Japanese swordsmanship around the world. Everyone that wants to should be able to enjoy this.