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How To : Build a samurai katana sword out of cardboard

The katana (also known as the samurai sword) originated in Japan's Muromachi period (1392–1573). These curved blades are known worldwide for their elegance and craftsmanship. But if you can't afford your own antique model you can create your own reproduction using junk you've ...more

How To : Tie on obi in a butterfly knot on a kimono

In this tutorial, Akemi Solloway Sensei teaches a young samurai audience how to tie an obi (belt) in a butterfly knot on a kimono. This is a great decorative version of the normal obi tie. Watch this how to video and you can tie an obi in a butterfly knot.

How To : Build your own Japanese katana out of foam

If you're looking to play a samurai or other Japanese inspired character at your next boffer larp, this tutorial is for you. You're shown how to build a foam katana using duct tape, a razor blade, measuring tape, cloth athletic tape, DAP contact cement, liquid craft latex, fab ...more

How To : Batch resize photo in Photoshop

Are your high resolution photos taking too much space on your hard drive? Tired of getting file too large error when emailing photos? Don't worry Photoshop Samurai will help you batch resize your photos as fast as a ninja! You will need: Photoshop (Not Elements version), photo ...more

How To : Do a Hiteo Jiu Jitsu throw

Learn to execute a Hiteo (or samurai) Jiu Jitsu throw. This is a classical Japanese Jiu Jitsu Throw that can be used for modern side arm weapon retention. It was originally used to protect the samurai's sword.

How To : Origami a cool Samurai helmet

Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami Samurai helmet. Kabuto is the Japanese word for a traditional Samurai helmet. You will need one small piece of origami paper to complete this project. Or, fold your origami kabuto out of newspaper so you can really wear ...more

How To : Origami a kabuto samurai helmet

Learn how to make an origami kabuto samurai helmet. Though complicated, the project is not too difficult, so intermediates and maybe even beginners who pay close attention can make the origami kabuto samurai helmet.

How To : Make a 3D origami Samurai hat for beginners

Japanese samurai warriors weren't all ferocious. In fact, many warriors prepared for battle by taking long, luxurious baths in concoctions of steamed rose petals so that in combat, their enemies would be taken off guard by the delightful scent just long enough for the samurai ...more

How To : Origami a Samurai helmet or Kabuto

Follow these guidelines to fold an origami Samurai helmet. Kabuto is the Japanese word for a traditional Samurai helmet. You will need one piece of origami paper to complete this origami project. Or, you can fold an origami kabuto out of a sheet of newspaper so you can actuall ...more

How To : Origami a Samurai helmet

Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami samurai helmet. Kabuto is the Japanese word for the traditional Samurai helmet. You will need one sheet of newspaper to fold an origami hat big enough to wear.

How To : Origami a samurai hat Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper samurai hat Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper samurai hat. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the ...more

How To : Draw the anime character Kenshin

This is a DrawingNow.com video tutorial of how to draw Kenshin from the "Samurai X" anime series ("Rurouni Kenshin" is the title in Japan). The tutorial begins with a blank page and demonstrates, stroke-by-stroke, how to sketch out the basic structure, and then builds on this ...more

How To : Write the Japanese character "ai"

The samurai were half warrior half artist. Learn the first character of the word "aikido" and some Japanese samurai history in so you too can write the name of the Japanese samurai martial art form.

How To : Fold an origami samurai helmet

The kabuto, or Japanese samurai helmet, is a helmet worn by the ancient samurai to protect themselves in battle. It was also used to wordlessly display rank and title on the battlefield. Learn how to fold one of your own in this video tutorial

How To : Bow In Japan

In this tutorial, Akemi Solloway Sensei teaches a Young Samurai audience how to bow correctly in Japan. This is a very important way to greet Japanese people. There are different ways for a man and a woman to bow. Learn how to greet and bow when greeting Japanese friends with ...more

How To : Pick up the samurai army in Black and White 2

In another tutorial from the people at cnet, you'll find out how to pick up the samurai army in the popular PC game, Black and White 2. This little tip will not only ensure that you have some of the most powerful fighters at your disposal, but you'll be able to have an army th ...more

How To : Do the "samurai chop" runner's workout

To do the samurai chop grab a medicine ball with both hands. Put your feet adjacent to each other (keep them very close). Lift the medicine ball up and to the left of your body. Then bring it down and to the right of your body. After this you can do it on the others side, up t ...more

News : Do the Do!

We are embarking upon a new year. As usual, some of us will make "resolutions." There isn't anything wrong with setting goals for the year. It's actually a good idea. It may help focus the energy we bring to life. A karateka may be excused if he or she makes only one resolutio ...more

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