Chapter Nine

MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY THE HISTORY OF JAPAN IT’S AFFECT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MARTIAL ARTS   Japan from the 10th Century onwards The 47 Ronin The warrior lords and their Ryu The Monasteries and the Yamabushi The martial arts Ryu The Ryu’s Sensei Recognition of martial arts expertise Ryu training methods Secrets of the […]

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Chapter Six

MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MARTIAL ARTS   The connection between the classic martial arts and Yuishinkai Kobujutsu The Japanese connection The Okinawan connection Classical Kenjutsu at a temple in Tokyo The traditional martial arts that are taught in the Yuishinkai Kobujutsu dojo have a very long history in Japan and Okinawa. […]

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Chapter Five

MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY INOUE O’SENSEI – THE HEADMASTER OF YUISHINKAI KOBUJUTSU   What is Yuishinkai Kobujutsu? Is it any different from any of the many other martial arts Ryu or styles? Who was Inoue O’sensei? Why was he so highly respected in Japanese martial arts organisations? Who were his teachers? Inoue O’sensei (1918 – 1993) […]

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Chapter Two

MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY DECEMBER 1989 JAPAN – SHIMIZU A SMALL STEP BACK IN TIME   My first trip to Japan A cold morning in the Shimizu Dojo The Fifteen Kumite – something new Questions – Who made my Bo? The densely wooded lower hills of Shimizu surrounded the Inoue dojo that had been built there […]

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