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Download Your New FREE Guide to Hoplology — The Science of Fighting and Martial Arts Weapons!

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Have you ever wondered if — beyond authoritative martial arts publications such as Black Belt — there was a scientific endeavor to study how humans fight? Well, there is. And it’s called hoplology — the behavioral science that examines and catalogs the entire spectrum of conflict.

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Posted in General Martial Arts History.

Samurai Weapons Video: Sword Master James Williams Shows You the Basics of Handling Japanese Samurai Swords

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Self-defense expert James Williams is the founder of Bugei Trading Company, a renowned source for quality Japanese samurai swords and armor. James Williams runs his own school in Encinitas, California, and oversees a network of samurai weapons instructors and students who carry on his nami ryu system around the United States.

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Posted in Weapons Videos.

How Sen No Rikyu Used the Japanese Tea Ceremony for Samurai Training

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

I’ve sat in the tiny space of Tai’an, the tea hut in Kyoto, Japan, that was among the last places Sen no Rikyu performed the Japanese tea ceremony. His descendants, more than 400 years later, continue to carry on the art. Sitting alone in that shadowy two-mat space where he once sat, I felt the
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts, Japanese Martial Arts History, Martial Arts Nutrition.