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The Professor of Budo

Book of Five Rings

When we require a knowledgeable voice to talk about Budo, wether in the past or today, we turn to the Professor of Budo… Uozumi Takashi sensei. Professor Uozumi teaches and researches at the International Budo University (see photo below) and is the director of the Budo and Sports Research Institute. His main field of research…

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One Shot. One LIfe

One Shot. One Life on the web….”I try to bring you a mixture of content here on the website, things that are slightly offbeat for our specific theme, but have an interesting story/concept. I especially enjoy ideas that can be pulled across as inspiration, this post today takes on a spiritual vibe.”   Shockingly I…

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Zen in the Art of Archery

One Shot. One Life. Zen of Japanese Archery

A clip from One Shot. One Life. Filmed at the beautiful Enma Kyudojo in the grounds of the Engakuj Temple is best described by the book title, Zen in the Art of Archery. As Koyama Yasuko sensei states “The method of Kyudo that this dojo practices is that of Standing Zen.”       One…

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Trailer: One Shot. One Life

In traditional martial arts, mastery of the art is not acquired through technical skill alone. In following ‘the way’ one must look beyond technique to become a true master. Yet the teachers tell us that only through technique will we be able to hit the target correctly. This is starting to sound like a Zen…

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