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Chong Shin Kwan (true spirit school) is a martial arts system that has it roots in both the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do and the Japanese martial art of Karate Do.
Aikido is a very traditional Japanese martial art that stresses the harmony of mind and body. It is designed to control rather than destroy the opponent.
Iai-Tate Do is a blend of traditional Iaido (a martial art which utilizes the Japanese sword) and the more combative sword art known as Tate Do.
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Beginning, Testing, Kenshu, Instructing This section is especially for new students who may be confused about some of the principles and practices of Iai-Tate-Do training. The intricacies of rank and the shouted instructions in Japanese may add to that confusion. The new student may be mystified about things like when to bow and countless otherContinue Reading The Progression of Iaido Training
How should I fold my Hakama when I’ve finished training? The folding of your Hakama following training can serve as a cooling down period, a time to reflect while performing a repetitive, somewhat meditative task. It also serves to keep your Hakama looking good by sharpening the Hida (pleats), flattening out the Himo (strings) andContinue Reading Folding the Hakama