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Yoseikan Budo (養正館武道)

Yoseikan Budo (養正館武道) may be classified as a sogo budo form (lit. “composite” or “comprehensive” martial art), but is used here to indicate a martial art into which various martial ways have been integrated. It is probably most widely known for its connection to a pre-war style of aikido; however, it has important connections to […]

Koga Ryu Ninjutsu

In Japanese history, a ninja (忍者 ) was a warrior specially trained in a variety of unorthodox arts of war. These include assassination, illusion, and espionage. The exact origin of the ninja is a matter of debate. It is known that ninja appeared in 14th century Japan and remained active from the Kamakura to the […]


Mochizuki (望月町 Mochizuki-machi) was a town located in Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan. On April 1, 1961 The town of Asama and the village of Azuma from Kitasaku District merged with the towns of Nozawa and Nakagomi from Minamisaku District to form the (old) city of Saku. On April 1, 2005 The city merged with the […]