Revenge of the Ninja!

I like to write action-oriented Japanese fantasy, so I watch (in the name of research) lots of videos of battles, duels, and various shenanigans. In doing so, I came across this super-awesome clip from a movie I thought was one of the best movies I’d ever seen back in the 1980s. It doesn’t age well, […]

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Fighting with a naginata – how not to do it

Be warned, writers, this is a martial arts-related post (for a change). I’ve been practicing a lot of Chanbara techniques lately, and in particular, my spear and naginata techniques. I know Chanbara is a combat sport rather than a true martial art, but even so, the techniques I’m practicing are direct, practical, and above all, […]

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