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Kiai

Gorin no sho In this inspiring book written by Musashi Miyamote (17th century) there is section about the shouts during a battle. The phrase ‘sen go no koe’ (before and after voice) 前後の声 is used to describe how to use shouts in a fight. He… Read More

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Creative copying

  Japan is well-known for the skill of copying. In the West, copying has a bad flavor, but what about creative copying. “The original doesn’t exist!” When a performance is done, the kata or randori doesn’t exist anymore. Even if it is on videotape, the… Read More