Bring A Stick To A Sword–Fight.?. The Smashing Legend.
Legends from Japanese Martial Ways with Wood. The STICK. So Our World LEGENDS say. This is the 2nd part in the series concentrating on this rather plain and basic Weapon form that so easily and confidently… even… woodenly indeed- can help our Self-defence. A few fun facts and a Legend retold. MUSASHI MIYAMOTO finds his SWORD of lil’ use against an enigmatic WOODEN WARRIOR indeed. His lesson is hard fought and earnt… yet ALL… including a mother-in-law… lived to retell their STICKy Tales. photocredit/thanks:braindancingsmorgasboard
also it involves one of Japans greatest combo of martial heroes where the winner is…
not important…cos there wasn’t one really.
Both men had learnt very valuable lessons in BUDO, regarding both the WEAPON WAY they strove to perfect, each other and themselves. Still living, they were able to translate their experiences into their ART.
Warriors who went on to become MASTERS.
From hereon in, Musashi begins to see the immense value of alternative weaponry. As a SAMURAI steeped in the WAY OF THE SWORD, it’s failings and disadvantages were oft. overlooked. Musashi realised during this training the folly of such a stance.
One’s Sword is no guarantee of survival. There are many forms.
Musashi too began WOOD-CARVINGand other contemporary ART forms, as a pastime and alternative study subject, realising LIFE was more than just Combat. According to the LEGENDS many of these were fine pieces of the ART examples…eventually. (click)
point THE WAY OF THE WOOD, GONNOSUKE Style as being referred to as SHINTO MUSO RYU in the chronicles.
A Koryu school of JOJUTSU that continues a current Legacy. (click)
GONNOSUKE continued to appreciate the WOODEN WAY developing further Self-defencetechniques and methods using a variety of STICK lengths and types.
he stuck to his guns per se…
stick at it…so should you.
THE WINNER IS… WOOD…
THE WOODEN WAY.
This training DUELand the LEGENDS it inspires is now an essential part of the ongoing Japanese Tradition andHistory.
Many oldenBUDO and MARTIAL WEAPONRY ARTSwill, as a matter of course, expose the Student to the exploits of such as MUSASHI and GONNOSUKE + co… (click) incorporating concepts and ideas into the associated techniques and methods of Self-defence. Experience utilised.
The result was accepted eagerly, for more oft. than not,..
in a training DUEL such as this-
one or both ended their WAY… and ended their dayper se too…
in a wooden box.
A martial situation/event turned LEGENDARY more as a training tool, that can work it’s way on many levels… celebration of a stalemate per se i guess where the woodenly knowledge for ALL ensures
everyone’s a winner = where they ALL learnt the value of WOOD— (click)
well…they both survived for another day and duel anyway,..
A long-time Martial Art student, motorcyclist crash-test dummy, book-lover + sometime research scribbler. Shiro is my research persona...wise in the ways of security + self-defence yet with the naive enthusiasm of a new student... of Our World Legends retold. Past and Present. Articles, Intel Reports, slide-shows, videos and more. Research into a wide variety of Topics and Legends. Simply enjoy.
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