Kabukimono, The Dregs of Ancient Japan

Samurai of Ancient Japan During the warring period of Japan, the Samurai was one of the most prominent class. Samurai was the cream of the crop, the military men and the ideal warrior that a master could wish for. Samurai was popular for their way of living which adheres honor and loyalty. Who were the […]

The Japanese Martial Art That Uses Bamboo Swords

Kendo Most martial arts originated in Japan, but many of them did not rely on weapons. Meanwhile, there were those that are designed to be done with swords. These ascended from Kenjutsu. Hence, it essentially covered all Japanese sword martial arts. One of these subsets was Kendo. It was different from all the others. Particularly, […]

Is there a difference between Kabukimono and Ronin?

Kabukimono and Ronin What is Kabukimono? What is Ronin? Japanese people are ethnic groups that are native to Japan. They are one of the largest ethnic groups – approximately 129 million people worldwide. Japanese people are divided into different kinds and groups of people. It is also with their various roles and different ways of […]

Hojo Masako, the Prominent Nun Shogun

The Prominent Nun Shogun Shogun were Japanese warlords. They played an essential role in the history of Japan, particularly in the Medieval Period. Most of them came from the Samurai class. It is easy to think of them as all males. However, some of them were females. Among them, there was one who was also […]

The Daisho: The Samurai’s Swords

The Daisho Do you know the importance of Daisho? The Samurai wore the Katana as their life swords. That is true. But what most didn’t know is that Samurai don’t just have one sword with them. There would either be two or sometimes three swords. Daisho is the set of swords that these warriors wield. […]

Arts of Chinese Fighting – A Collection of Various Martial Arts Practiced by the Ancient Chinese

Arts of Chinese Fighting Chinese martial arts is an umbrella of more than a hundred fighting styles. These have developed over the centuries. These go under two categories which are Kung Fu and Wushu. Schools, families, and sects of martial arts separate the fighting styles into categories. In the twenty-first century, people began practising martial […]

The Legendary Tsukahara “Kensei” Bokuden

Kensei In the warring period of Japan when Samurai was prevalent, they had an honorary title “Kensei” or “Sword Saint”. A Samurai who has legendary skills in swordsmanship receives this title. In any martial arts of any time, it is reasonable to aim for the highest rank. Many tournaments were set up, and many joins […]

Who Was the God the Samurai Worshipped?

The God the Samurai Worshipped Also known as Yahata no kami, the name Hachiman can be traced back to a prehistoric place in Kyushu. It means “God of Eight Banners”. These heavenly banners signaled the birth of the 15th emperor of Japan, Emperor Ōjin. Moreover, Hachiman is the syncretic divinity of war and archery. For […]