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The Spirit Behind Japanese Martial Arts

An aikido practitioner throws his counterpart during his test to rise in “belts”.  Aikido,

like Karate, is one of the martial arts to have emerged from the older fighting schools of Japan.  

(Used with permission from the Butoku of North Georgia Facebook page)

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

March 8, 2016

A flow of tradition has opened wide across the ocean between Japan and America. Since the time of the Shogunate’s fall in World War II, their foods, their stories, their art, countless things have melted into our culture from our island brothers. Beyond the many superficial ideas, however,...

Brother’s Battle

My brother and I designed and made our own practice swords and said that we would make them real…

Jacob Blodgett, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

“That,” an old man said, “Is a very unique design for a sword. Are you going to the Smith’s to have it made?” The young soldier turned to the old man. “No, sir.” he replied, “This is not a design, but what I use in battle.” The soldier unhooked the wooden sword from his back...

Friday Links: What’s Happening in the World?

Junior Deborah Welch glues over the red, white, and blue of the American flag, morphing the top superpower’s national symbol into its close competitor’s flag.

Lacy Hamilton, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

Syria Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the refugee crisis within the country has become an international matter. In July, the United Nations declared that the crisis is so horrendous that it nears the refugee crisis of Rwandan genocide in 1994. Because of the drastic results of the c...

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