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Fudoshin

Fudoshin

The blog image for this post is the Japanese kanji for 'Fudoshin' and this example was written by Yasumoto Soke.

It means imperturbability, steadfastness. The usual translation is keeping a cool head in an emergency, or keeping calm (e.g. during a fight).

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Belt colours and gradings within Motoha Yoshin Ryu UK

Belt colours and gradings within Motoha Yoshin Ryu UK

Within Motoha Yoshin Ryu JuJutsu, the Japanese do not use a coloured belt system or perform gradings until Shodan (Beginner Dan, often referred to as 1st Dan).  Those training start wearing a white belt and transition directly to black if they pass the grading.

The concept of coloured belts and gradings before black belt level is generally a western, modern addition to many martial arts, with each style often having its own different choice of colours and progression between these.

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Parts of the katana

Parts of the katana
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Something which has come up during sessions a few times are the actual terms and words for parts of the katana, or when training, the bokuto (bokken is a Kendo term, bokuto means wooden sword).

This image shows the different parts of a katana and their names:

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