Category Archives: budo

Master Craftsmen: knifemakers Trevor Ablett and Reg Cooper © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

master knifemakers: trevor ablett & reg cooper

Remember stories you read when a boy The shipwrecked sailor gaining safety by His knife, treetrunk, and lianas for now You must escape, or perish saying no. Philip Larkin, Ultimatum …paring the apple With a human stillness. The cool blade … Continue reading

dessin from ballad by ikasama4 © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

ballad: samurai, spear and halberd

I’ve written about a time travel movie before in time takes. I saw another ‘time slip’ movie recently. This one didn’t sound very promising. A time travel movie starring a member of an aging boy idol pop group. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi … Continue reading

I do not sleep. I wait. by thedalogs © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

ww2 spy school taught ninjutsu skills | The Daily Yomiuri

WWII spy school taught ninjutsu skills | The Daily Yomiuri This interesting article was in today’s newspaper. Some documents have been found about the secret training school for military intelligence operatives run by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War … Continue reading

Fu Rin Ka Zan by Kars Alfrink © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

wind forest fire mountain

Wind Forest Fire Mountain 風林火山 (furinkazan) was the motto of Takeda Shingen. Takeda was a Daimyo in the warring states period of Japanese history. He was also known as the Tiger of Kai. He had a legendary rivalry with Uesugi … Continue reading