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The Lost Art Of Dueling

A duel is a type of arranged combat between two males who have matched weapons, in accordance to agreed-upon rules. Duels were frequently based after a certain code of honor.  They were fought not in order to slaughter the rival, but to actually gain plenty of ‘satisfaction’, which meant restoring one’s dignity and honor by […]

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Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi was a great figure in Japanese history. He was an effective military leader, for his great strategies. Musashi was also a great artist, being able to produce paintings, sculptures, and calligraphy which have become one of the finest among others in Japanese history. Musashi however, is best known for his great skill as […]

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4 Steps To Buy Your Own Castle, Fortress Or Mansion – For Less Than You’re Paying For Rent

As some of you may know – I’ve got a serious building fetish. A big part of that is that I plan to come back to the USA in the next couple of years, and open up a full-time residential training center for The Four Elements of personal high performance – martial arts, leadership, strategy […]

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Recognising A Victim Mentality And Your Locus Of Control

The problems with a VICTIM MENTALITY! A victim mentality is one where it is always someone else’s or something else’s faults for the bad or undesired things that happen to you in life. Going beyond this, a victim mindset will grow to expect that things will go wrong, because bad things have happened in the […]

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6 Steps To Buy A GREAT Japanese Sword Or Katana Without Getting Ripped Off

An Overview Of Japanese Blades The history of Japanese swords can be traced back to the year 900 A.D. Ever since the ancient times, the Japanese considered the sword as a main weapon used by warriors in the battlefield. During those times, and even up to the present, swords presented a hierarchy of power. The […]

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Nietzsche for Beginners

This article aims to discuss the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s works. Nietzsche’s life, although short, was truly unorthodox, and so were his ideas. He painted a clear picture of those ideas in his books and poetry, ending up becoming a revolutionary philosopher. He managed to rub elbows and discuss philosophical ideas with some of his fellow […]

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Ronin Warriors

How a Samurai Becomes a Ronin The word “ronin” is a term popularly used in Japan for samurais who have no masters. This also pertains to vagrants or wanderers. It was mainly used during the Nara and Heian Era for runaway serfs who decided to abandon their master’s land to live on their own.

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Let Me Show You The Secrets Of Kaizen Philosophy

Kaizen’s five primary elements Kaizen is a philosophy, with origins in Japan, which is oriented at taking incremental steps towards improving business processes, products, and quality. Kaizen is founded upon five primary elements: Quality Circles: A quality circle is a group of people who work on the same or similar project, who meet on a […]

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