Waraku Budo video
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Waraku Budo is a martial art arising from ancient Shinto beliefs and practices. Waraku focuses on the eight fundamental spiral movements that the human body can make. The spiral is the path that planets, stars, and galaxies traverse. In tracing these cosmic spirals, we align ourselves with the constructive forces of the universe. Each of these movements is related to one of the primal Shinto sounds (in ancient Japan it was believed that sounds and words have spiritual power).
The eight basic spiral forms of Waraku are deceptively simple and at the same time highly complex to master. Through practising the basic forms make a profound change in your day-to-day life.
Waraku was developed by Master Hiramasa Maeda and is based on the many techniques and philosophies he has studied. Master Maeda first started studying Budo when he was in his early teens. He started studying full contact Karate when he was in High school, and was a very talented student, worked extremely hard, and learned very quickly. By the end of high school he had already started teaching and competing, but several incidents in his life made him feel that there was something else that he was looking for. In the 1980’s he discovered and began studying kototama tsurugi at the Oomoto (a school of the Shinto religion) complex in Kameoka, Japan. From Kototama tsurugi, Master Maeda began to develop his own techniques and philosophies, which became Waraku. In 2000, Waraku began to spread throughout Japan with new branches still forming today.