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July 2019 / 2 posts found

Living the Path of Budo

July 16, 2019 @ 7:39 pm
by Flo Li
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平成28年11月13日 「東日本学生居合道連盟50周年式典」 専修大学理事長 日高義博先生 記念講演 Talk by the Mr. Yoshihiro Hidaka Professor in Criminology, President of Senshu University in Tokyo, President of the Students All Japan Iaido Federation, High Rank Laido Practitioner Translated by Jacques Payet with the authorization of the author, selected section Preface by Payet Shihan: There is fortunately a lot of material available today on Budo and Japanese/Chinese martial arts history, philosophy, and concepts in English, but I feel most of them are filtered through Western ideology and understanding. When I came across this talk by a Japanese lecturer with an Eastern point of view, even though [...]

Huy’s Nidan Essay

July 3, 2019 @ 5:15 am
by Flo Li
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Question: As you have worked to give up using strength, what have you learned about yourself?  How can this apply to others, including children? There was an interesting show on National Geographic the other day on Alpha Animals. It featured two fierce buffalos competing to lead the herd. They were both vigorous and magnificent beasts who stood out from the rest of the herd. They kept on locking horns and crashing heads until one of the buffalos proved itself to be stronger, more perseverant, the rightful leader of the herd; the other turned tail, conceded defeat and returned to be another [...]