The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

8th Dan Kyudo Exam

In many Japanese martial arts, 8th Dan is considered recognition of full mastery.

I had previously posted about what might be the hardest black belt grading in the world, the 8th Dan test in Kendo.

Below is an excerpt from a documentary on 7th Dan preparing for his 8th Dan exam. Enjoy.




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