Category: Budo Articles

Kendo Kata demonstration with Biwa(loquat) bokken wooden stick

Waxing Wooden Weapons

Tozando How To’s -How to apply wax to your wooden weapons- One of the easiest methods to make sure your wooden weapons are protected from the elements is by applying a wax. In this article we will explain one method for applying paraffin wax to your bokken. The reason we Read More

Caring for Wooden Weapons

An introduction to taking care of your wooden weapons An introduction to taking care of your wooden weapons A large part of being a modern Budoka is the ability to take care of your own equipment. This is especially true for wooden weapons. Proper upkeep is vital and can help Read More

– Jacques Payet Sensei – Part. 6

An Interview with a Master: Part 6. A: Well, there are many stories. Many of them are in the book. He loved to party and anytime there was an opportunity to party he would and sometimes for no reason he would just ask us to bring beer. He did not Read More

– Jacques Payet Sensei – Part. 5

An Interview with a Master: Part 5.   Q: Uchi Deshi is not your first book, you have also translated two other books Jinsei and Shugyo. What made you translate these two books? A: Two things, first it was my way to study Japanese, so that was my personal training, Read More

– Jacques Payet Sensei – Part. 4

An Interview with a Master: Part 4. Q: Do you think the training you did has had a big influence on your life? A: Yes, because you don’t think too much, you just do. It teaches you how to concentrate, to focus and to put everything into whatever you are Read More

– Jacques Payet Sensei – Part. 3

An Interview with a Master: Part 3.   I changed the way I was thinking and training to just focus on him and what he was doing. To really focus on him; how he was walking, what kind of personal training he was doing, and so on – instead of Read More

– Jacques Payet Sensei –

An Interview with a Master: Part 1.   We have had the great opportunity here at Tozando to interview one of the great masters of Aikido. This man’s name is Jacques Payet Shihan, and he holds the rank of 8th dan in Yoshinkan aikido. Jacques Payet Sensei has been practicing Read More