Recommended Book List

I have been recently asked what books should be read as part of our martial arts training. My answer is: all of Soke Masaaki Hatsumi’s books. We are studying Hatsumi Sensei’s art, so we should read his books. They have been published for a reason. They are part of his transmission and of his legacy. […]

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Arashi/Storm

On my recent trip to Japan for this year’s Daikomyosai, I had the opportunity to attend one of Soke’s Sunday classes. As usual, during the brake, Soke generously set out to paint calligraphy and drawings for everyone in the Dojo. It always amazes me how generous and patient Soke is, preparing works of art for […]

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