Continuing from Part 1 of the Nicklaus Suino Interview: MA: When you visit Japan these days, do you return to Yamaguchi Sensei’s old dojo, or do you travel around to different locations (or perhaps both)? NS: Yamaguchi-Sensei passed away in 2006 and his dojo is actually no more. When I visit Japan, I train in iaido with a few of his [...]
Welcome to a special interview with Nicklaus Suino. Suino Sensei has been kind enough to share some of his story with us and offer up great insights into the world of iaido, kenjutsu, and budo. Iaido is the ancient Japanese art of sword drawing and is renowned for its high level of difficulty. Kenjutsu, iaido’s sister art, is the actual [...]
Hey all, I just wanted to mention that I have a special post coming out tomorrow. I’m pretty excited about it (and hopefully you’ll find it enjoyable!). Check back in with me. In the meantime, here is your ‘karate ouch’ for the day. Please cringe where necessary.
I have some happy news to report. One of my favorite all-time villains is back in the saddle, taking on a new but familiar role. Yuji Okumoto recently developed-and-costars in a web show on Strike.TV called Katana. The story is about a ninja (boo ya!) who’s daughter gets kidnapped. In order to save her, the ninja (boo ya!) has to [...]
I recently had the chance to watch “Power Training” by Morio Higaonna. Higaonna Sensei is very well known (especially in the west) and is renowned for his severe, Spartan training methods. Featured in his dvd were different routines and methods one could use to strengthen the body (Hojo Undo). Take a look at this quick video [...]