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Gichin Funakoshi | 150 Years

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"The young masters are respected, but the old masters are venerated."
- Peter Urban

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Does the original Shotokan Karate continue to be taught?

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​Almost every story has heroes and eventually we get acquainted with little-known cases of people who decide to stick with tradition and oppose the mainstream, trying to preserve, as far as possible, what had been learned at its origin.

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Ninjutsu: History & Popular Perception

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All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used.

Sun Tzu
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Karate Masters: Masataka Mori, 1932 - 2018

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Master Mori Masataka was born in 1932, in Kyushu, the Land Of Fire - Fukuoka Prefecture located in southwest Japan. 

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Women's empowerment: Onna-Bugeisha • From the past to the present day.

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Lately, more than ever, we've heard the term "women's empowerment." As a definition, we have: "a process in which women elaborate and recreate what it is that they can be, do and accomplish in a circumstance that they previously were denied." (Wikipedia)

That said, let's take a look at ancient times in Japan. Let's start with mythology.
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Why don't most of the Shotokan dojos practice Kobudo?

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This is a common question that frequents the mind of many Karatekas, since there are many images of the very creator of modern karate, Funakoshi Gichin, using weapons.

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Kyudo Demonstration in Tokyo

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Based on Kyūjutsu (the art or technic of the bow), considered for centuries as chief weapon of the fighting man in Japan, Kyūdō (way of the bow and arrow) was born by the time the Tokugawa had unified the nation and Kyūjutsu had involved into a discipline of mental and spiritual coordination.

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About Martial Connection

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It all started when extraterrestrials abducted the founder of the site and taken him to the past to live side by side with Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Oh, no! Wait!

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