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Kanji Translation - help please

Musume

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Hi, I am new to the site. I have taken one of my father's old martial arts gi's and had a couple of pillows made to remember him by. Looking at the Kanj's on the gi's I cannot tell what they mean. I've tried to no avail on some of the kanji sites to decifer them. It is an old gi' and I don't know if someone can make out the characters as some of them are a little blurred. Photos are attached. Any help is greatly appreciated. Sincerest thanks
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Don't know exactly. Hopefully someone else will fill in the blanks.

In the first picture, the first two kanji are 宗家 which probably refers to a particular school/style of whatever martial arts your father was practicing. I can't read the third kanji of that set.

In the second picture, the kanji are 慈眼必誅. Unfortunately I don't know what it means. I thought it might be an ateji for your father's name, but it seems to be some buddhist-related term. A bit too cryptic for me.
 
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In the first picture, I agree with Majestic. The first two kanji appear to be 宗家. The third could be 普 perhaps?
In martial arts, 宗家 (souka) refers to the originator of a particular style. Not sure how 普 could play into that (could be the name of a person or style), but then again, I'm not sure I'm reading that last kanji correctly. It's pretty tough to make out.

In the second picture:
慈眼 (jigen) is a Buddhist term that refers to the merciful gaze of a higher being upon the world.
必誅 (hicchuu?) doesn't appear to be a word. But its meaning can be easily deciphered, as 必 means certain, and 誅 means the death penalty.

After looking around a bit, I found a thread on a Japanese Shaolin Kung-Fu (or Shorinji Kenpo) website where this term 慈眼必誅 was knocked about. Apparently, it refers to a brand of self-defence that relies on pre-emptive strikes to remove a threat before it even becomes one, all in the name of the greater good.
 

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Thank you. The souka maybe means Soke? The head of my Dad's martial art possibly. That would make sense... I believe this was a gi my Dad first used to train in when he was much much younger. Thank you at least I have some idea as to the meanings behind the kanjis
 
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