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Qing dynasty sabres – Exceptional weapons for Chinese soldiers

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Culture, Featured, Weapons | 1 comment

The Qing dynasty of China, sometimes called the Manchu dynasty,  lasted from...

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Cord, rope and combat

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Cord, rope and combat

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Culture, Featured, History, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

The use of rope or cord on the battlefield is most often thought of in terms...

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Interview with a Jigen Ryu attack sword instructor

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Culture, Philosophy and Theory, Videos | 0 comments

“One cut, one kill… We have no defensive techniques. We...

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Some thoughts on spears and cutting: the universal weapon

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Some thoughts on spears and cutting: the universal weapon

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

Spears are the universal weapon, and one of the earliest tools mankind...

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UK Royal Armouries YouTube series: “Behind the scenes at the Royal Armouries”

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Culture, Featured, Video Slider, Videos, Weapons | 0 comments

While conducting research for a number of upcoming articles, I ran across the...

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Japanese horseback archery hits Australian beach for world first

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

Dateline Australia, via ABC Far North Queensland “Think either horse...

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Japanese man-cave, circa 1890’s

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Japanese man-cave, circa 1890’s

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Featured, History | 0 comments

Just for a bit of historical comic relief:  A Japanese man-cave, photograph...

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