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Tempu Nakamura (Japanese: 中村天風 July 20, 1876 - December 1, 1968) was a Japanese martial artist. He was the first to bring yoga to Japan and founded his own art called Shin Shin Toitsu-do (Japanese: 心身統一道), the Way of Mind and Body Unification. July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Japanese martial arts refers to the enormous variety of martial arts native to Japan. ... A woman practising hatha yoga Yoga (Devanagari: योग) is a family of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. ...



Born in Tokyo, Japan, his original name was Saburo (Japanese: 三郎). He was the son of Nakamura Yuusuke (born 1853), who introduced the use of paper money in Japan when he served as the bureau director of the Japanese Ministry of Finance. Tempu Nakamura later moved to Fukuoka-shi (福岡市, Fukuoka City), Fukuoka-ken (福岡県) to live with a relative. Once there, he took private lessons from an Englishman and enrolled in the Shüyükan (Japanese: 修猷館, now Fukuoka Prefectural Shüyükan High School in Sawara-ku) school where English was the medium of instruction and where he became proficient in judo. After a violent encounter, he left the school and joined Genyosha ultra-nationalist secret society, forming a friendship with Toyama Mitsuru. Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... The Ministry of Finance (財務省; Zaimu-sho) is one of ministries of the Japanese government. ... Masanobu Fukuoka, author of The One Straw Revolution, is the pioneer of No Till grain growing (see also permaculture) Fukuoka is also the name of two towns in Japan, Fukuoka, Toyama (in Toyama Prefecture) and Fukuoka, Gifu (in Gifu Prefecture) Central Fukuoka View of Momochi, Fukuoka. ... A city ) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Fukuoka Prefecture ) is located on KyÅ«shÅ« Island, Japan. ... Sawara-ku (早良区, Sawara Ward) is one of the seven wards of Fukuoka-shi (福岡市, Fukuoka City), Fukuoka-ken (福岡県, Fukuoka Prefecture), KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... Medium of instruction is the language that is used in teaching. ... Judo , gentle way) is a martial art, combat sport, and philosophy which originated in Japan. ... The Genyōsha (玄洋社) (Dark/Black Ocean Society) was a Japanese ultranationalist group formed in 1879 by Toyama Mitsuru. ... Ultra-nationalists are extreme nationalists or patriots. ... Mitsuru Toyama was born in 1855 in the Fukuoka prefecture in southern Japan. ...

At the age of 16, he joined the Imperial Japanese Army and served as a covert agent in Northern China, which was then the puppet state Manchukuo. He was one of only nine out of 113 military affairs investigators to return to Japan alive from the Russo-Japanese War, after which he suffered a severe attack of tuberculosis at the age of 30. The Imperial Japanese Army (: 大日本帝國陸軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Japan from 1867 to 1945 when it was Imperial Japan. ... A puppet state is a state whose government, though notionally of the same culture as the governed people - owes its existence (or other major debt) to being installed, supported or controlled by a more powerful entity, typically a foreign power. ... Manchukuo (1932–1945), Manchu country, was a former state in Manchuria and eastern Inner Mongolia created by former Qing Dynasty officials and Imperial Japan in 1932. ... Combatants Imperial Russia Empire of Japan Commanders N/A N/A Strength 500,000 Soldiers 400,000 Soldiers Casualties 134,817+ KIA/POW, 170,000 MIA etc. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for Tubercle Bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, genitourinary system, bones and joints. ...

Seeking a cure for the illness, he studied the autonomic nerves at Columbia University, and traveled to England, Germany, Belgium and France. For a period of time he lived with the family of Sarah Bernhardt. In 1911, on his way back to Japan, he met a philosopher in Egypt named Kaliapa, who took him to Kangchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, located between Nepal and India. He remained there for two and a half years of yoga study and practice, which incidently cured his illness. Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Sarah Bernhardt (portrait by Nadar) Sarah Bernhardt (October 23, 1844 – March 26, 1923) was a French stage actress. ... Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2) with an altitude of 8,586 metres (28,169 feet). ...

After finally returning to Japan, he served as president of Tokyo Industrial Bank, among other business activities. He established his own medical and philosophical organization, renaming it Tempukai (Japanese: 天風会) in 1940. He taught Shin Shin Toitsu Do to Koichi Tohei, who later founded Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido. Koichi Tohei (藤平光一) (born January 1920) is a 10th Dan aikidoka and founder of the Ki Society and its style of aikido, officially known as Shin-Shin Toitsu Aikido - aikido with mind and body unified, but commonly known as Ki-Aikido. ... Ki-Aikido is the style of aikido developed by 10th Dan aikidokaKoichi Tohei. ...

In Japan, Tempu was a prolific writer of philosophy and books dealing with business.

Published works

Published works by Tempu Nakamura include these Japanese titles:

  • ISBN 4-930838-55-X 成功の実現 (The Realisation of Success)
  • ISBN 4-930838-59-2 盛大な人生 (A Prosperous Life)
  • ISBN 4-930838-80-0 心に成功の炎を (Setting Fire to the Heart for Success)
  • ISBN 4-06-263739-1 運命を拓く (Altering Fate)
  • ISBN 4-06-208263-2 叡智のひびき-天風哲人箴言註釈 (Resounding Wisdom - the Annotated Maxims of Philosopher Tempu)
  • ISBN 4-06-207695-0 真理のひびき-天風哲人新箴言註釈 (Resounding Truth - the Annotated Maxims of Philosopher Tempu)
  • ISBN 4-930838-97-5 いつまでも若々しく生きる (Living Youthfully)
  • ISBN 4-89101-020-7 君に成功を贈る (Building Your Success)

See also

The Ki no Kenkyukai, sometimes called Ki Society, was founded by Koichi Tohei in 1971, while he was still the chief instructor at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. ... Ki-Aikido is the style of aikido developed by 10th Dan aikidokaKoichi Tohei. ...

External links

  • Nakamura Tempu Foundation (in Japanese)
  • The Life of Nakamura Tempu article



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