INTRODUCTION

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Welcome everyone!

I am Tibor Balogh, a lover of Japanese culture and arts. I have been practicing and studying martial arts since I was 13 years old. I have been collecting antique Japanese swords for years, which I have exhibited many times. I would like to share this passion with others here. In the meantime, I’ll post here on the site some pictures of the pieces in my collection, my ever-expanding collection. The site also has its own translations, which I share for people who do not understand English. I am not a professional English translator, so I take this opportunity to apologize if my translations are left to be criticized. I do all this just for leisure activities and to help others. I have been living in England for a decade, where I started studying Muso Shinden Ryu, under my master Bruce Scrivens Hanshi. I am a member of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, one of the oldest and one of the largest martial arts communities in Japan. I have the great honour of having excellent friends in the world of Budo in Hungary and with related collectors, restorers and exhibitors. The friendship of all of them is dear to me.

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