Jakub Zeman                   

The true joys of life are simple                      

Welcome to my personal website!

My name is Jakub Zeman, KEG. For several decades I have been intensely interested in traditional Japanese culture and history, organizing exhibitions, lectures, cultural events and publishing on this topic. Since childhood I have been also practising martial arts which I now teach in my Hakuzan dojo that organizes competitions (Taikai) in Gekiken and Tameshigiri disciplines. Thanks to these activities, I was given the nickname CZECH SAMURAI. I worked as a lecturer and later a curator of the National Gallery. Currently I am also concerned with Asian antiques, for example as a member of the expert committee of the Czech Antique Dealers Association. I specialize in Japanese swords, sword guards, tsuba, netsuke, etc.. Together with Adam Čeladín, five-time knife throwing world champion, we are the creators and producers of the successful YouTube series called "Lords of the blades". Together with Reflex magazine, we shoot the podcast series "Czech Samurai" and "A Day in the Samurai´s Skin". I have been practising Haiku poetry and tea culture. I had the honor to meet and work with a number of inspiring personalities not only in the field of culture and martial arts.

Click on this link to find a small medallion about me called

"Czech samurai"  (only in Czech)


... short footage from Hanami Prague 2023 festival ...


Někdy selžeme, jindy uspějeme, ale nikdy to nesmíme vzdát.


Vše je pomíjivé, každý dříve či později zemřeme. Nesmrtelnost spočívá v tom, zanechat po sobě pro druhé něco, co nás přežije. Láska k lidem je všechno.


Laskavá moudrost je jako podzimní slunce, hřeje, ale nespaluje.


Meeting or cooperation with inspiring personalities not only from the cultural world or the world of martial arts.