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Battle of Leyte (naval engagement)

The Battle of the Gulf of Leyte was one of the greatest naval battles of World War II in the Pacific and one of the greatest naval battles in history. It took place in October 1944 between the US and Japanese navies off the island of Leyte in the Philippines.

Bujinkan Dojo

Bujinkan Dojo Martial Arts School

Bushido - the samurai moral code

A samurai moral code containing the basic principles of conduct that every samurai followed. Originally, these were unwritten rules, determined mainly by philosophical direction.
The basic principles are: loyalty to the master, respect for ancestors and parents, honesty, truthfulness, courage and sincerity, virtue and self-improvement.


The present of the elite Japanese military academy of the naval defense forces.

Fighting for the Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal, part 1.

At the Arcadia Conference, which took place shortly after the outbreak of the Pacific War, it was stated that the first task for the US military would be to deal with Germany, but far from all senior US officers were of this view. Probably the most important opponent of the defensive strategy in the Pacific was the Commander-in-Chief of the US Navy, Admiral E.J. King. King could not speak openly against the concept of war, accepted by the highest places, it would become unbearable for President Roosevelt as Commander of the Navy. That is why he chose the so-called defensive-offensive strategy in the Pacific. According to this theory, it was not possible to give the enemy time to settle firmly in the newly acquired territories of the South Pacific and build strong naval and air bases there.

Fighting for the Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal, part 2.

On August 7, 1942, in the morning, the Japanese, informed of the American landing on Tulagi and Guadalcanal, decided how to strike the American expeditionary forces. Area Commander Vice Admiral Gunichi Mikawa acted immediately. He hastily assembled a group of six transport ships in the port of Rabaul on the island of New Britain, on which he had several hundred men and supplies embarked, and in the insufficient escort of one destroyer, the group quickly sent to Guadalcanal.

Fighting for the Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal, part 3.

Tokyo's headquarters initially considered the Allied landings in southern Solomon an episodic affair as part of its strategic interests in the Pacific. The situation changed the moment the Americans opened Henderson Airport in a short time, because at that moment Tokyo realized that if Guadalcanal lost permanently, the local air base would significantly weaken Japanese positions throughout the area.

Fighting for the Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal, part 4.

On September 1, 1942, landing craft from the bowels of the transport ship Betelgeuse, which had just arrived from the NoumeΓ© base in New Caledonia at the behest of Vice Admiral Ghormley, commander of the South Sea region, began transporting 390 men from the 6th Sea Bee Battalion, material, two bulldozers and six 127mm offshore guns to the shores of Guadalcanal Island. Many Marines, who helped with the landing or just watched at the dock, watched with interest as soldiers emerged from the boats, who were not exactly young and many already with hair blooming with gray and radiating the confidence of experienced men ...

History of harakiri

The Japanese form of seppuku ritual suicide, harakiri (literally slit abdomen or open abdomen), sometimes also called kusun-gobu (the name comes from a special about 24 cm long sword used in suicide) is still shrouded in many myths and secrets. join me in search and let me say something about the origin and implementation of this voluntary death.

Ju jutsu

Ju jutsu martial art


Martial arts using different types of weapons


Martial art of archery


Ninjutsu martial art


Ninjutsu martial art

The roots of Japanese fanaticism

Fanaticism is characterized as a blind bias associated with intolerance of all different opinions. That was the basis on which suicide units could emerge. It grew from solid roots, from which the structure of the Japanese nation was formed for many centuries.





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