Category: Martial Arts

The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part Two)

Guest Post by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah The following is the second segment of a two-part series by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah who, along with Damon Apodaca, co-authored the book Aikido Ground Fighting: Grappling and Submission Techniques. You can read part one here.    The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part …continue

The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part One)

Guest Post by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah The following is the first segment of a two-part series by Walther G. von Krenner and Ken Jeremiah who, along with Damon Apodaca, co-authored the book Aikido Ground Fighting: Grappling and Submission Techniques.   The Martial Arts as a Spiritual Pursuit (Part One) People turn to the …continue

New Release: Heaven’s Wind

For the first time in English, Stephen Earle tells the epic story of Nakamura Tempu. One of Japan’s most inspirational twentieth-century thinkers and teachers, Tempu’s mind-body approach to personal transformation influenced hundreds of thousands, including many of Japan’s most successful and powerful people in business, politics, arts, sciences, sports, martial arts, and more. From his …continue

New Release: Black Ships

Award-winning comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson and manga artist Akiko Shimojima team up for a graphic novel that tells the compelling story of the four American black ships that arrived in Japan in 1853 under the command of Commodore Perry to force Japan to open up to trade. “Black ships” is the phrase used …continue

Aikido: 5 Rules of Fighting Back

Have you ever wanted to go beyond the basic skills of self-defense? Or, have you ever wondered how to prove a point without throwing punches? In honor of the New Year festivities, we celebrate one of the disciplined forms of Martial Arts: Aikido is the Japanese art of self-defense that uses the principle of nonresistance …continue

New Release: The Lost Samurai School

Secrets of the Mubyoshi Ryu Antony Cummins’s The Lost Samurai School is the first exposure for western readers to the teachings of Mubiyoshi Ryu. Cummins contextualizes the many expertly translated documents with a history of the era, the school, and its grandmaster, Hagiwara Juzo. Mubiyoshi Ryu literally translates to “school with no rhythm.” Such a …continue

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