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Tag Archives: Buddhism

Martial Arts Enlightenment: Why the Samurai Warriors Practiced Zen, Part 1

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

If you’ve ever thought it odd that fearsome samurai warriors were governed by the gentle teachings of Zen, you need to read this post. Prepare to be enlightened!
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Posted in Japanese Martial Arts History.

Southern Shaolin Temple: Searching for China’s Real Contribution to Karate, Part 3

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Continuing their account of their martial arts research trip to Asia, the authors land in southern China and find that two facilities are vying for the name Southern Shaolin Temple.
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Posted in Shaolin Kung Fu.

Learn the Lesson of Compassion From Japanese Swordsman Miyamoto Musashi

Friday, July 17th, 2015

This tale of Miyamoto Musashi and Muso Gonnosuke illustrates the role compassion must play whenever deadly combat skills are being taught. Essential learning for all martial artists!
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Posted in Japanese Martial Arts History.