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Mirror, Jewel, Sword: Some Thoughts on the Purpose of the Modern Japanese Martial Arts

By John Donohue, Ph.D.




Mirror, Jewel, Sword: Some Thoughts on the Purpose of the Modern Japanese Martial Arts

The Japanese Imperial family is said to have been given three symbols of authority by the gods: a mirror, a jewel, and a sword. The author uses this symbolic structure to discuss varying perspectives on the Japanese martial arts. Each aid in our understanding and appreciation of the multifaceted dimensions of the martial arts.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 12 No. 1 (2003): 6 pages.


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