Katori kendo: Japanese cultural heritage

Founded by Monk Iizasa Ienao in 1960, Katori Shinto-ryu was the first martial art officially recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of Japan.
Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū (天 真正 伝 香 取 神道 流) is one of the three original sects of Japanese martial arts. Katori is one of Japan’s oldest remaining martial arts and is a model of Japanese traditional martial arts.
Katori Shinto-ryu is a comprehensive martial art that has existed and has been handed down since ancient times. Up to now, the tradition of transmission has been kept secret through strict regulations recorded in the blood (keppan) that members who want to join must perform. Over 600 years of existence, this ritual has contributed to preserving the quality of the traditional practice in both spirit and form as it was when founded by Iizasa Ienao.

Complete martial arts

Unlike the modern budo that focuses only on a certain technical school, the tradition of Katori Shinto-ryu is a comprehensive field study of martial arts. The content of this way of learning can be exactly called bugei juhappan (“martial arts practice” – perfecting martial arts study). Although today’s subjects such as suiren (swimming), hojutsu (shooting), kyujutsu (archery) no longer exist in the sect system, the textbook of Katori Shinto-ryu can still be called comprehensive, even even knowledge of ninjutsu (espionage) and noroshi (fire signal) is still taught.
On the battlefield the day before, the warriors dressed in armor and fought with giants and spearmen. If the spear breaks, they will continue to use the handle like a stick. If this weapon is lost, the warriors will fight with tachi (sword). Unless their sword is broken, they will now return to kumiuchi (wrestling) and rely on skills in jujutsu.

Obviously, these warriors live in an era that relying on only one martial arts skill will not be enough for them to survive the battle. Therefore, the diverse knowledge of Katori Shinto-ryu is undoubtedly a result of artistic creation in an era where this type of fighting is still popular.

Truths that not everyone knows about martial arts

1: Right from the name, Taekwondo exists with “hands” and “legs”.

Many people who do not practice Taekwondo often think that Taekwondo only has leg blows. This misunderstanding is not so difficult to understand, since modern Taekwondo has given a lot of priority to foot-kicking techniques in both practice and competition.

However, there is a minimum of knowledge for Taekwondo students: this discipline does not forget the techniques of hand blows. Right from the name, this martial art from the land of Kim Chi had enough tea and tea (Kwon) hands.
2: MMA is not a martial art.

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is essentially not a martial art, but a martial arts school. After the Gracie family challenged martial artists around the world and won the Brazilian Jiujitsu martial arts, most of them won, the martial arts world recognized a comprehensive martial artist as a martial artist who could master many martial arts.
MMA has never existed a unified rule – each MMA award such as UFC, Bellator, One FC … has its own and slightly different rules. The definition of “MMA” itself does not agree how many martial arts it is required.

3: The oldest martial arts in the world does not come from Shaolin Temple
The history of Shaolin martial arts has yet to be determined clearly, most of the documents suggest that the “life expectancy” of Shaolin martial arts system is associated with Bodhidharma and Shaolin Temple – confirmed. dating back to the end of the third century AD, the saying “Martial arts of the Shaolin Temple” should review the following historical evidence:

Archaeologists have found Egyptian stone wall paintings depicting wrestling techniques, and they date … 2000 BC, before the Shaolin Temple was founded … 2300 years.

1800 BC, epic Babylonian Gilgamesh writes about weapons using weapons such as swords, axes, bows …

800 BC, Olympic was held in Greece, and appeared in many martial arts competitions like Boxing, wrestling, and especially the name of the oldest nouns that humans identified. in martial arts: Pankration.

Tour de France – The history of the most famous cycling in the world

Tour de France (French) – also known as Grande Boucle or simply Le Tour, translates as Round the France.

The idea of ​​Tour de France began in the 1900s. At that time, there was a main sports newspaper in France – L’Auto Velo. The fact that L’Auto Velo published an article of support for French soldier Albert Dreyfus accused of selling military secrets to Germany – angered L’Auto Velo’s sponsor and decided to set up a newspaper sports as competitors – Le Velo.  After the Dreyfus affair, in France divided into two camps – those who believed that Dreyfus was guilty and those who thought he was innocent. The sponsor took the first side, and forced L’Auto Velo to change its name to L’Auto.

The competition between the newspapers became fierce and L’Auto quickly lost his place to the opponent. To survive, the newspaper needs to do something stronger.

This idea formed in 1902 by Georges Lefèvre – a journalist of L’Auto. He wants to have a tough, long, scale bike ride and better than any race before. The Tour de France, which took place for the first time on July 1, 1903, started at Montgeron on the outskirts of Paris with 60 riders participating in the competition, the six-stage race totaling 2,428 kilometers from Paris like Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes and return to Paris. There are many holidays between stages. This race has enthralled audiences since 1903 until now, except during the first World War (from 1915 to 1918) and the second world war (from 1940 to 1946) is not progressive. organized organization. The race has been successful and is held every year for 3 weeks in July with the track across France and neighboring countries.

Race

Tour de France is often seen as the most difficult bicycle race in the world and with this race there are a total of 21 tracks, a long route of about 3,360 km over a period of 3 weeks, including routes up and down mountain roads. Not only that, the stamina of the racers is also challenged by the time of the race this year under the hot and hot sun of summer.

American Lance Armstrong has become the legendary figure of the world bike race with 7 times of race racing from 1999 to 2005, so unlike the previous years, this year’s bicycle race is difficult to predict who will win the title. Tour de France champion because there is no truly outstanding person.

Bicycle racing is always a challenging and fierce sport with hundreds of kilometers of races, climbing and dropping ramps, with dangerous accidents and injuries or even death But the world’s largest bicycle tour Tour de France will still be the most attractive annual bicycle race not only for locals, tourists and speed enthusiasts.