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7 Reasons All Martial Artists Should Visit Japan

Japan is the original home of marital arts.  Many arts, now practised all over the world, have their origins in the warrior traditions of the samurai.  Judo, karate, sumo, kendo, laidȯ, akido, kyūdȯ and shorinji kempo all have roots in Japan. As you know, succeeding in any martial art is down to dedication and continual training. […]

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7 Amazing Facts About Samurai Warriors (That You May Not Know)

Who Were the Samurai? Students had to learn and pledge to live by a moral code known as bushido.  Bushido placed utmost importance on respect and loyalty for a warrior’s masters, justice, courage, honesty and adopting ethically-based behaviour at all times.  If a samurai broke the bushido code, it was considered a huge dishonour.  A dishonoured […]

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The Yakuza Movie Review

The Yakuza came to the Office today.  The Mad Swede followed.  He paused and asked, “what now?”  The Intern said, “The Yakuza.”  Mad Swede smiled, “all mine.”  The next day he reappeared reeking of Hawaiian Tropic, Spearmint gum and Sake.  He placed a Rune and writing scarred sheet of paper, smeared with blood on our desk. […]

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5 Reasons You Need To Take Ninjutsu Seriously

When I was at school (in the 80’s) Ninjutsu was all the rage. Everyone thought Ninja’s were real, and they were deadly and later we loved the idea, even more, when the world’s best Ninjas were giant mutant turtles. Perhaps it waa the massive film influence of the 80’s action films that we watched on […]