Interview with Ninja Historian Antony Cummins: The Ninja, Samurai, and Japanese Swordsmanship

The ninja struck a chord with many Western admirers and Antony Cummins was no exception. When he got his chance, he enrolled in the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Noda, Japan, but some things were not adding up correctly. This skepticism ultimately led him to finding his research team and researching deeply into the historical ninja, … Continue reading Interview with Ninja Historian Antony Cummins: The Ninja, Samurai, and Japanese Swordsmanship

Some Thoughts on Aikido and Budo by Walther von Krenner

Every time I look at an Aikido dojo webpage or dojo advertising, I see O-Sensei‚Äôs sayings and ideas quoted, in most cases, out of context and without understanding of the real meaning. Since I was there and had sixty years to train and practice in this art, I feel entitled to an opinion and would … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Aikido and Budo by Walther von Krenner