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The legends of the opening of Togakushi Mountain
The legends of the opening of Togakushi Mountain in Shinshu (Nagano) originate with the myths of “Amano-Iwato”, translated as “The cave of the sun goddess” or “heavenly rock cave”. According to the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters), the devious actions of Susano’o, the Japanese god of storms, drove his sister Amaterasu, the sun goddess, into the Ame-no-Iwato cave and the world was cast into darkness. To get Read More
  Categories : The Hidden Lineage Research  Posted by bkrbudo
Gyokko Ryu
Any time one begins to search for the origins of a martial art that is as old as the Gyokko Ryu, in any country or culture, you will find yourself going deeper and deeper into myth and legends, rather than factual history. Unsurprisingly this is also definitely the case with our art, the Gyokko Ryu of Koshijutsu. As you may already know, the term “Ryu” means “style” or “school”, and these Ryu were Read More
  Categories : The Hidden Lineage Research  Posted by bkrbudo