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.
Short video from Bagration Cupu 2023
... 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.