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Koryu Bujutsu: Classic Martial Arts Schools of Japan – Part I

Photography by Leiv Harstad The martial arts of Japan are well known and earnestly practiced around the world. Few, however, are aware that a number of training schools exist in Japan that date back to the feudal period. I have asked martial arts expert and practitioner of a traditional martial art to introduce us to this little known phenomenon. From the rise of the military at the end of the 1100’s to the overthrow of the Kamakura...

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