Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year; a single day's work an achievement for eternity. [ Gabriel Heatter ]
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Not all combat is like karate or kendo. At a newly built "castle" in Tokyo, Western martial arts are on the move. Cofounder Jay Noyes offers insight into what goes on behind the walls of Castle Tintagel. Read Article
Martial arts are one way to work out, and traditions from the East are one way to fight. But Western martial artists with medieval armor and long swords - from the SCA to fabled Avalon - are forging a new path. In Tokyo, it Read Article
In August a team of riders sets out to ride the length of Japan exclusively by bike - and save the world while doing it. Bicycle for Everyones Earth sets out on the 11th annual BEE all Japan tour.
Every summer, Bicycle for Everyone’s Earth (BEE) Japan hosts a two-month cycling trek from Hokkaido to Kyushu, educating about the environment along the way. BEE ride coordinator Maria Pacana explains why - and extends an invitation. Read Article
Why just ogle powder on far-off slopes from a lift wondering, "what if ... ?" If off piste is where you want to be, consider the backcountry. Backcountry Powder Tracks’ Chuck Olbery explains off-piste skiing and boarding in Japan. Read Article
There’s more that packs a punch in Parisian culture than fine wine. French boxing one-ups kickboxing with shoes, few restrictions and deft moves. Yann Sanchez, co-founder of MultiDou, tells Fitness Japan about this rare gem also known as savate. Read Article