Martial Arts

 

Fighting Spirit

toukon
Life Giving Sword

katsujinken
Seven Virtues of Bushido

chuugi rei makoto meiyo jin yuu gi
Truth, Goodness, Beauty

shinzenbi

These hand brushed designs by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase focus on the words and phrases of the Martial Arts.

 

Each of our Japanese Calligraphy Designs is carefully researched and comes with independent references. This way you can be absolutely sure our translations are correct. We want you to be as happy with the meaning as you are with Master Takase's beautiful art!

Japanese Calligraphy Designs
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

Along with the immediately downloadable digital designs, we also offer each design as original art on handmade Japanese Paper and, when appropriate, as beautiful Japanese scrolls. Each original work is personally brushed and signed by Master Takase when your order is received.

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10th dan (juudan)

10th dan (juudan)

1st dan (shodan)

1st dan (shodan)

2nd dan (nidan)

2nd dan (nidan)

3rd dan (sandan)

3rd dan (sandan)

4th dan (yondan)

4th dan (yondan)

5th dan (godan)

5th dan (godan)

6th dan (rokudan)

6th dan (rokudan)

7th dan (shichidan)

7th dan (shichidan)

8th dan (hachidan)

8th dan (hachidan)

9th dan (kyuudan)

9th dan (kyuudan)

Aiki (aiki)

Aiki (aiki)

Aikido (aikidou)

Aikido (aikidou)

Always Faithful (tsune ni chuusei wo)

Always Faithful (tsune ni chuusei wo)

Always on the Battlefield (jouzaisenjou)

Always on the Battlefield (jouzaisenjou)

Assassin (ansatsusha)

Assassin (ansatsusha)

Assassination (ansatsu)

Assassination (ansatsu)

Awareness (zanshin)

Awareness (zanshin)

Be Water My Friend (tomo yo mizu ni nare)

Be Water My Friend (tomo yo mizu ni nare)

Beginner's Mind (shoshin)

Beginner's Mind (shoshin)

Belt (obi)

Belt (obi)

Benevolence (jin)

Benevolence (jin)

Black Belt (kuroobi)

Black Belt (yuudansha)

Black Belt (kuroobi)

Black Belt (yuudansha)

Black Dragon (kokuryuu)

Black Dragon (kokuryuu)

Book of Five Rings (gorin no sho)

Book of Five Rings (gorin no sho)

Brave Strength (yuukyou)

Brave Strength (yuukyou)

Bravery (yuuki)

Bravery (yuuki)

Bushido (bushidou)

Bushido (bushidou)

Concentration (seishintouitsu)

Concentration (seishintouitsu)

Correct Shooting, Correct Hit (seisha seichuu)

Correct Shooting, Correct Hit (seisha seichuu)

Courage (yuuki)

Courage (yuuki)

Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield (doujou de naki senjou de warau)

Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield (doujou de naki senjou de warau)

Death Before Dishonor (fumeiyo yori shi)

Death Before Dishonor (fumeiyo yori shi)

Defense (bougyo)

Defense (bougyo)

Do not regret what you have done (ware koto ni oite koukai sezu)

Do not regret what you have done (ware koto ni oite koukai sezu)

Dojo (doujou)

Dojo (doujou)

Effort (doryoku)

Effort (doryoku)

Endurance (nin)

Endurance (nin)

Famous Warrior (meisenshi)

Famous Warrior (meisenshi)

Fighter (senshi)

Fighter (toushi)

Fighter (senshi)

Fighter (toushi)

Fighting Spirit (toukon)

Fighting Spirit (toukon)

Fighting Will (toushi)

Fighting Will (toushi)

Five Elements (chi sui ka fuu kuu)

Five Elements (chi sui ka fuu kuu)

Focus (kime)

Focus (kime)

Form (kata)

Form (kata)

Fortunes of War (buun)

Fortunes of War (buun)

General (shougun)

General (shougun)

Gladiator (kentoushi)

Gladiator (kentoushi)

Goju-ryu (goujuuryuu)

Goju-ryu Karate-do (goujuuryuu karatedou)

Goju-ryu Karate-do (goujuuryuu karatedou)

Goju-ryu (goujuuryuu)

Honesty (makoto)

Honesty (makoto)

Honor (meiyo)

Honor (meiyo)

Iaido (iaidou)

Iaido (iaidou)

Iaijutsu (iaijutsu)

Iaijutsu (iaijutsu)

Inoue-Ha Shitoryu Keishin-Kai (inoueha shitouryuu keishinkai)

Inoue-Ha Shitoryu Keishin-Kai (inoueha shitouryuu keishinkai)

Instructor (renshi)

Instructor (renshi)

International Wadoryu (kokusai wadouryuu)

International Wadoryu (kokusai wadouryuu)

Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do (isshinryuu karatedou)

Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do (isshinryuu karatedou)

Isshinryu Karate-Do (isshinryuu karatedou)

Isshinryu Karate-Do (isshinryuu karatedou)

Japan Karate Association (nihon karate kyoukai)

Japan Karate Association (nihon karate kyoukai)

Japanese Archery (kyuudou)

Japanese Archery (kyuudou)

Judo (juudou)

Judo (juudou)

Jujitsu (juujutsu)

Jujitsu (juujutsu)

Jujutsu (juujutsu)

Jujutsu (juujutsu)

Kamikaze (kamikaze)

Kamikaze (kamikaze)

Karate - China Hand (karate)

Karate - China Hand (karate)

Karate - Empty Hand (karate)

Karate - Empty Hand (karate)

Karate-Do (karatedou)

Karate-Do (karatedou)

Kempo (kenpou)

Kempo (kenpou)

Kendo (kendou)

Kendo (kendou)

Kill with One Blow (ikken hissatsu)

Kill with One Blow (ikken hissatsu)

Killing Sword (satsujinken)

Killing Sword (satsujinken)

Kimura Shukokai Karate-Do (kimura shuukoukai karatedou)

Kimura Shukokai Karate-Do (kimura shuukoukai karatedou)

Kirisute Gomen (kirisutegomen)

Kirisute Gomen (kirisutegomen)

Knight (kishi)

Knight (kishi)

Kyokushinkai (kyokushinkai)

Kyokushinkai (kyokushinkai)

Kyokushinkaikan (kyokushinkaikan)

Kyokushinkaikan (kyokushinkaikan)

Kyudo (kyuudou)

Kyudo (kyuudou)

Life Giving Sword (katsujinken)

Life Giving Sword (katsujinken)

Life Taking Sword (satsujinken)

Life Taking Sword (satsujinken)

Literary and Military Arts (bunburyoudou)

Literary and Military Arts (bunburyoudou)

Loyalty (chuugi)

Loyalty (chuugi)

Marine Corp (kaiheitai)

Marine Corp (kaiheitai)

Martial Arts (budou)

Martial Arts (budou)

Master (hanshi)

Master (sensei)

Master (shihan)

Master (hanshi)

Master (sensei)

Master (shihan)

Maximum Efficiency Minimum Effort (seiryoku zen'you)

Maximum Efficiency Minimum Effort (seiryoku zen'you)

Military Fame (bumei)

Military Fame (bumei)

Miyamoto Musashi (miyamoto musashi)

Miyamoto Musashi (miyamoto musashi)

Mutual Benefit (jita kyouei)

Mutual Benefit (jita kyouei)

Ninja (ninja)

Ninja (ninja)

Ninjas (ninja)

Ninjas (ninja)

No-Mindedness (mushin)

No-Mindedness (mushin)

Okinawa Goju-Ryu (okinawa goujuuryuu)

Okinawa Goju-Ryu (okinawa goujuuryuu)

One Hit Certain Kill (ichigeki hissatsu)

One Hit Certain Kill (ichigeki hissatsu)

Peaceful Warrior (wasenshi)

Peaceful Warrior (wasenshi)

Presence of Mind (heijoushin)

Presence of Mind (heijoushin)

Protective Equipment (bougu)

Protective Equipment (bougu)

Real Sword (shinken)

Real Sword (shinken)

Rectitude (gi)

Rectitude (gi)

Remaining Mind (zanshin)

Remaining Mind (zanshin)

Respect (rei)

Respect (rei)

Returned Soldier (kikanhei)

Returned Soldier (kikanhei)

Ronin (rounin)

Ronin (rounin)

Samurai (samurai)

Samurai (samurai)

Sanchin (sanchin)

Sanchin (sanchin)

Semper Fi (tsune ni chuusei wo)

Semper Fi (tsune ni chuusei wo)

Serious (shinken)

Serious (shinken)

Seven Virtues of Bushido (chuugi rei makoto meiyo jin yuu gi)

Seven Virtues of Bushido (chuugi rei makoto meiyo jin yuu gi)

Shadow of Leaves (hagakure)

Shadow of Leaves (hagakure)

Shito-Ryu (shitouryuu)

Shito-Ryu Karate-Do (shitouryuu karatedou)

Shito-Ryu Karate-Do (shitouryuu karatedou)

Shito-Ryu (shitouryuu)

Shogun (shougun)

Shogun (shougun)

Shorin-Ryu (shourinryuu)

Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do (shourinryuu karatedou)

Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do (shourinryuu karatedou)

Shorin-Ryu (shourinryuu)

Shotokan (shoutoukan)

Shotokan Karate-Do (shoutoukan karatedou)

Shotokan Karate-Do (shoutoukan karatedou)

Shotokan (shoutoukan)

Shukokai (shuukoukai)

Shukokai (shuukoukai)

Shut Up and Train (damatte keiko)

Shut Up and Train (damatte keiko)

Soke (souke)

Soke (souke)

Soldier (senshi)

Soldier (senshi)

Sparring (kumite)

Sparring (kumite)

Spear (yari)

Spear (yari)

Spirit of Battle (senki)

Spirit of Battle (senki)

Spirit of Perseverance (osu no seishin)

Spirit of Perseverance (osu no seishin)

Spiritual Warrior (reisenshi)

Spiritual Warrior (reisenshi)

Sword (ken)

Sword (ken)

Teacher (kyoushi)

Teacher (sensei)

Teacher (kyoushi)

Teacher (sensei)

Technique (waza)

Technique (waza)

The Body and Mind are One (ken zen ichi nyo)

The Body and Mind are One (ken zen ichi nyo)

The Path of Aloneness (dokkoudou)

The Path of Aloneness (dokkoudou)

Training Camp (gasshuku)

Training Camp (gasshuku)

True Victory is Victory Over Oneself (masakatsu agatsu)

True Victory is Victory Over Oneself (masakatsu agatsu)

Truth, Goodness, Beauty (shinzenbi)

Truth, Goodness, Beauty (shinzenbi)

Two Heavens One Style (niten ichiryuu)

Two Heavens One Style (niten ichiryuu)

Uniform, Martial Arts (dougi)

Uniform, Martial Arts (dougi)

Valor (yuu)

Valor (yuu)

Wadokai (wadoukai)

Wadokai (wadoukai)

Wadoryu (wadouryuu)

Wadoryu Karate-Do (wadouryuu karatedou)

Wadoryu Karate-Do (wadouryuu karatedou)

Wadoryu (wadouryuu)

War (senka)

War (sensou)

War and Peace (sensou to heiwa)

War and Peace (sensou to heiwa)

War (senka)

War (sensou)

Warrior (musha)

Warrior (senshi)

Warrior Princess (oujo senshi)

Warrior Princess (oujo senshi)

Warrior Spirit (bushidamashii)

Warrior Spirit (senshidamashii)

Warrior Spirit (bushidamashii)

Warrior Spirit (senshidamashii)

Warrior Training (mushashugyou)

Warrior Training (mushashugyou)

Warrior (musha)

Warrior (senshi)

Way of the Warrior (bushidou)

Way of the Warrior (bushidou)

Weapons (buki)

Weapons (buki)

White Dragon (hakuryuu)

White Dragon (hakuryuu)

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