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Martial Arts of Japan

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September 2021 — “Long Stance Stepping”

August 2021 — “Shinrai — Principles of Trust”

July 2021 — “Problem Solving in Programming and Budo”

June 2021 — “The Dojo Compared to an Embassy”

May 2021 — “Kata in Koryu Bujutsu — The Physical Embodiment of Edo-period Samurai Philosophy”

April 2021 — “Introduction to Aikijo — The Four-foot Staff in Sanshu-ho Aiki-budo”

March 2021 — “Kata and Application in Sanshu-ho Aiki-budo”

February 2021 — “Budo Culture” an excert from Budo Mind and Body

January 2021 — “Reigakudo Retrospective”

November/December 2020 — “The Conditioning Set”

October 2020 — “Lessons from Joe Lewis”

September 2020 — “Deflecting Strikes (Part Two — Modern Applications; Aikijutsu and Aikido)”

August 2020 — “Deflecting Strikes (Part One — Traditional Applications in Aikijutsu)”

July 2020 — “Kenjutsu and Movement (Part Four — Gyaku-tai)”

June 2020 — “Kenjutsu and Movement (Part Three — Tsugi-ashi)”

May 2020 — “Kenjutsu and Movement (Part Two — Fundamentals and Applications)”

April 2020 — “Kenjutsu and Movement (Part One — The Foundation)”

March 2020 — “Kihon Suburi (Suwari-ho)”

September 2019 — “What’s the Point?”

June 2019 (PDF) — “Ukemi 201 — Teaching the Solo, ‘Aerial’ Breakfall”

May 2019 (PDF) — “Tachi-dori Ude-garami”

February 2019 (PDF) — “Ukemi 101 — Applying Lovret Sensei’s Method”

September/October 2018 (PDF) — “Tachi-dori Kiri-age”

August 2018 (PDF) — “A Weekend with JMAC”

July 2018 (PDF) — “Breathing and Bowing”

June 2018 (PDF) — “21st Century Kenjutsu”

April 2018 (PDF) — “Myths of Self-defense”

March 2018 (PDF) — “Benefits Beyond Technique”

February 2018 (PDF) — “A Habit of Achievement”

January 2018 (PDF) — “Fight, or Quit!”

December 2017 (PDF) — “You Can Do This — And Why You Should”

November 2017 (PDF) — “Why Train?”

October 2017 (PDF) — “Prep 101 — Self-defense is More than Fighting”

September 2017 (PDF) — “The Traditional Ways”

August 2017 (PDF) — “Giri — The Burden of Obligation”

July 2017 (PDF) — “Why Form Matters”

June 2017 (PDF) — “Aphorisms — Perspectives and Observations”

May 2017 (PDF) — “Stupid, Stupid, Stupid...”

April 2017 (PDF) — “Be the Change...”

March 2017 (PDF) — “What You Bring and What You Surrender”

February 2017 (PDF) — “Spiritual Budo”

January 2017 (PDF) — “Transformation in the Traditional Martial Arts”

December 2016 (PDF) — “Why Martial Arts are Good for Women”

November 2016 (PDF) — “Reishiki: Wellspring of Mindset”

September 2016 (PDF) — “Ukemi — The Most Useful Self-defense”

August 2016 (PDF) — “Breathing: You’re Probably Not Doing It Correctly”

July 2016 (PDF) — “The Gold Watch”

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