Bujin Soke

Bujin Soke Spray paint on canvas. 12″x12″. This piece is based on a photo that appears in Soke Masaaki Hatsumi’s book “The Essence of Budo”.  There are many talented people who provided photos for this book, and it is not clear to me who provided this one, so I am sorry that I cannot give…

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Tengu (天狗)

Tengu (天狗) are creatures of the Mythology of Japan. The following text has been taken from http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/tengu.shtml. “Tengu 天狗 are mountain and forest goblins with both Shinto and Buddhist attributes. Their supernatural powers include shape-shifting into human or animal forms, the ability to speak to humans without moving their mouth, the magic of moving instantly from place…

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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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