Lexus IS-F

The Lexus family is replenished with a car equipped with a 5-liter 8-cylinder engine with a V-shaped arrangement of cylinders. Its place is in the model IS, the distinctive line is the additional letter F in the name, the character is sporty. In other words, we have a new Premium Sport car. How well she …

Toyota Supra Fourth generation (A80; 1993)

The A80 program was launched in February 1989 under the leadership of Isao Tsuzuki, various design, engineering and engineering teams. By the mid-1990s, the final design concept of the A80 was approved by Toyota Aichi Technical Center and frozen for production in the late 1990s. The first test mules were hand-assembled into A70 bodies in …

Nakamichi 1000 ZXL Limited

Nakamichi was founded by Etsuro Nakamichi in 1948 as Nakamichi Research Corporation Ltd (株式会社 研究所 株式会社 Nakamichi Kenkyujo Kabushiki Kaisha) in Tokyo, Japan. He specializes in the production of portable radios, audio signals, speakers and communication equipment. It was later headed by the younger brother of the founder, Niro Nakamichi. Initially, the company was founded …

SEPPUKU AND KAISHAKU

Seppuku should never be considered suicide, and similarly kaishaku should never be regarded as murder: both are rituals of bushido. Seppuku was committed only by warriors-commoners were deemed unworthy. There were several circumstances under which seppuku was carried out. One was to take personal responsibility for a grave error. A samurai would also commit seppuku …

Higaonna Kanryo, the founder of Naha-te

After becoming a disciple of Master Ryu Ryuko, Higaonna Sensei helped his master at his trade during the day as a craftsman of bamboo. Training look place after dark starting with the practice of Sanchin. Then, lifting the Nigiri-game (heavy ceramic jars), by their rims, a student would practice Unsokuho (a pattern of stepping movements). …

Miyamoto Musashi – The Samurai Legend

Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese samurai and swordsman who became a legend. Musashi is known for his remarkable skill as a swordsman and the many duels he has won since his early teens. He is the founder of the Ni Ten Ichi Ryu school and the author of Go Rin No Sho (“The Book of …

Muso Gonnosuke – The Man Who Defeated Musashi

Muso Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi, samurai of the early 17th century, launches a system that elevates the simple stick to one of Japan’s favorite martial arts weapons called Jojutsu. He practiced in Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, then studied Kashima Jikishinkage-ryu, practicing their secret techniques called “ichi no tachi”. According to legends, Gonnosuke took part in a large number of …

Kano Jigoro – the creator of Judo

Kano Jigoro is the creator of judo, the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to be recognized as an official Olympic sport. Educators of the new innovations presented to Jigoro Kano should be used on white and black belts and be introduced to the dans to show the relative …

The Japanese Short Sword – Wakizashi

Wakizashi is a short traditional Japanese sword. Mainly used by samurai and worn on the belt. The length of the blade is from 30 cm to 61 cm. The blade is sharpened on one side, slightly distorted. It is usually worn with a katana in the samurai’s belt. In ancient Japan, a sword with a …

Tanto – the Samurai’s dagger

Tanto is a samurai dagger, which was designed and used primarily as a stabbing weapon but also for finishing off opponents, cutting off heads, etc. and never as a knife. The edge can be used for slashing as well. Sometimes tanto was worn in daishho as a second sword. Tantos were used mostly by samurai, but they were also …