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Cultural Study Choice

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We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training

Black belts pick a cultural study and write a full report on it as part of your black belt test.

  • Bushido - The traditional military code observed by the samurai warriors
  • Chado - Chinese tea ceremony, Links, StashTea, Japanese tea ceremony Chaji, more about the Tea Ceremony
  • Kodo - Incense ceremony, Nippon kodo Incense
  • Bonsai - More links, miniature Trees, the bonsai web
  • Bonkei - Miniature landscape on a tray
  • Shodo - Calligraphy, more links
  • Art of Sushi
  • Yoga - Hindu art of stretching your muscles and your mind, link
  • Ceramics/Pottery - Japanese pottery making
  • Kabuki, Japanese drama and theater
  • Mahjongg - History and how to play
  • Feng Shui - The art of perfect placement and harmony
  • Hiaku - 17-syllable poem's
  • The History of Ikebana - The oldest anthology of Japanese poetry through flower arranging. From the fifth to the eighty century
  • Kado - The way of flower arrangement
  • Kagura - Shinto dance and music
  • Sensu Logi - Fan Folding
  • Ori-Gami - links - Paper cutting and folding Origami page.
  • Sumi-e - Black and white painting drawn using India ink
  • Art of war - By Sun Tzu
  • Buddhanet - buddhist Information
  • Seppuku - INFO 1, How and why it was done, and the differences in styles
  • What is Zen
  • Uses of Herbs their in health and medicine - Index of links, info
  • What is Chi, Ki or Qi
  • Mythology, Folklore and Legend
  • Meditation - other than Zen...info
  • Zen and the Gateless Gate - A dozen stories. There are myriad of fascinating Zen stories which recount actual experiences of Zen teachers over a period of five centuries.
  • The Art of Breathing - The different styles, methods and techniques, info
  • Go Rin Nosho (a book of five rings) by Miyamoto Musashi
  • Yin-Yang - The original meaning of yin-yang was the sunny side-shady side of a slope. Yang is the sunny side of a slope and Yin is the shady side of a slope. The Chinese describe and explain everything in the world with Yin-Yang. The way it is related to life, how it is used in health and medicine