Korean paper Joong Ang Ilbo provoked Hapkido issue again.
Title "Is Hapkido a Japanese martial art? Knower doesn't think so"
The purpose of the article is that Hapkido was from Aiki Jujutsu but Korean added kickings'n stuffs so now it's Korean martial art. (Same theory as TKD)
The article sounds like it's wasting to dispute origin of Hapkido but never forget to insert it originated in Three Kingdoms hoax.
Such a theory exists only among Korean ethno centrists.
Another hoax in the article is Choi learnt from Sokaku.
As I said on "Verification of Hapkido History" video, there's no trace that Choi was Sokaku's pupil. Sokaku didn't own a dojo, he taught to people who paid and invited him.
Sokaku left the record and Choi wasn't listed.
The Watanabe Documents(150 pages) was discovered in 2000. Koka city has researched the documents since last year and they released some info.
According to Sankei's report, the documents contain exprosive's recipe, instructions for Musket and horseback riding, and some occult arts.
During Edo period, they were hired as "Oshinobi-yaku" by Owari Tokugawa clan.
"Oshinobi-yaku" was like part time job, they were called only needed.
Otherwise, they were living as common farmer.
Nikkei's report says, Oshinobi-yaku was secret contract.
They found 10 written pledges of keeping it secret from family and friends between 1700 ~ 1829.
It seems the Ninjutsu documents were only 17 pages(include the pledges?)
Koka city is going to publish the documents.
原文は1894年に出版された Problems of the Far East: Japan - Korea - China という本で、作者はジョージ・ナサニエル・カーソン、
Quotes from this book
"This is an old Ninjutsu scroll sold in 8000 Yen. I thought Ninja chain maile was made with iron but this scroll says warp thread is hemp, weft thread is egg plant tree. This is strong enough to block sword and spear. I don't think it blocks spear but probably it prevents sword slashing."
"Ninja scroll usually contains 'no way' technics. For example this says put yam juice around your nose when you are in water then you can breathe. Or write Manji shape on your chest then you won't get drowned."
"Jingu Baseball Stadium (Shibuya) used to be residents for Koka-kumi. There was shooting range."