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Easter Parade Demonstration

Posted in Announcement, Kobudo, Newsletter, Youth

The Taste of Banzo’s Sword

A Zen Story Matajuro Yagyu was the son of a famous swordsman. His father, believing that his son’s work was too mediocre to anticipate mastership, disowned him. So Matajuro went to Mount Futara and there found the famous Banzo confirmed

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 Whether on the defensive side or striking side, it is important to have a proper method formation of power followed by the technique’s three phases.  The basic formation of power is understood as such: Power is rooted by the feet,

Posted in Kobudo, Newsletter, Original Articles, Traditional

MAAI – Timing/Distancing

With any type of response such as a separate block and counter, as in go no sen, timing is of great importance.  In go no sen you must time your block correctly with the incoming attack. If you mistime the

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Let it go

Posted in Buddhism, Health and Wellness, Kobudo, Life Strategy, Meditation, Newsletter, Niei Chi


AI UCHI The concept in CMAC is to stay out of trouble whenever possible. The best form of self-defence is not to be there in the first place. If that is not possible there is a Chinese dictum – “we

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Hanshi’s Note

Quiet Zen Only when the mind is settled can it become quiet and only when the mind is quiet can it become still; it’s only when the mind is still can it see and when the mind can see then

Posted in Buddhism, Health, Life Strategy, Masters, Meditation, Newsletter, Niei Chi, Note from Hanshi Platt, Traditional, Weapons, Youth

Maestro Urban

Posted in Kobudo, Life Strategy, Masters, Newsletter, Niei Chi, Philosophy

ZANSHIN from Yaku Soku Kumite Volume 1

Zanshin is a term frequently used in CMAC for its importance related to spiritual health and efficiency. It refers to a state of awareness – of relaxed alertness. A literal translation of zanshin is “remaining mind.” Before an encounter, it

Posted in Kobudo, Life Strategy, Newsletter, Niei Chi

How to quit drinking

Posted in Newsletter, Niei Chi, Weapons
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