By Jeff Broderick. To students of the martial arts, one of the best things about living and training in Japan is the opportunity to immerse oneself in traditional Japanese culture. Although the modern landscape here, with all its concrete, traffic jams, Pachinko parlors, and fast-food restaurants, does nothing to conjure up the spirit ofbushido, we are occasionally given the opportunity to attend cultural events that remind us of Japan’s illustrious warrior past. Shindō Musō Ryū Jōjutsu One such event is the annual Nihon Kobudō Embu Taikai, a gathering of many of the recognized traditional styles of martial arts in Japan. The event is held onRead More →