Legends from the Japanese Martial Ways with Wood. The STICK was one of our earliest WEAPONS. A rock was the other. So Our World LEGENDS say. This is the 1st part of a pair following in the footsteps of MUSASHI MIYAMOTO who finds his SWORD… missing… but he has a PLAN. His woodenly and… watery lesson is hard fought and earnt. Carving out a name for himself… awe-inspiring craft work applied herein indeed. photocredit/thanks:pinterest
ARTICLE AND BONUS STI CK SLIDE-SHOW.
LEGE NDS from the WAY OF THE WOOD…
work their sticky way herein…via SHIRO.
BRING A STICK…
TO A SWORD- -FIGHT .?.
. THE AWESOME LEGEND
was one of our earliest STICK WEAPONS.
A rock was the other.
say. LEGENDS of two, retold. LEGENDS
Relatively easy to find and use.
Either or both of them.
Most fit nicely in the hands too.
YOUR WEAPON OF CHOICE ?
…is WOOD !
We have also
the concept with bat and ball type games and more. Much of recent production of sport + rec. equipment involved sportified in some manner. WOOD
Simple in action with subtle strengths.(
indeed, is a versatile and somewhat practical useful all-rounder material with a great many uses tag applied indeed. WOOD
Home tool/essential, sport equip and item too fire-starter . LEGEND .
YOU though ?,…bring a STICK to a SWORD- FIGHT..?
LEGENDS the of 2… + the AWESOME are SMASHING
retold herein over
, ( 2 articles click)
who did just that…
and started a trend.
LEGENDS from the WAY OF THE STICK .
JAPANESE OAK TREE; of KYOTO.
THE AWESOME LEGEND…
or aka HOW TO CARVE
A WOODY WINNER.
Some time after the SMASHING LEGEND events… SASUKE, the BOAT-MAN of SHIMONOSEKI had heard the rumors. There was little that happened in the MOUNTAINS of NAGATO and KAZASHI that bypassed his ears. His position as taxi and cargo carrier was prime for information. The figure slowly approaching his boat at 8 IN THE MORN seemed to confirm the dreaded News. A DUEL between two of JAPAN’s MASTER SWORDSMEN had supposedly been arranged. Passage required to FUNASHIMA..,SASUKE soon had the boat at speed. The tide was high and with the wind at his back, gladly informed his PASSENGER they would ARRIVE AROUND 10. Soon enough he turned back to his task.., almost chuckling at the strange ways of some folk. His PASSENGER had.., to pass the time SASUKE thought, asked to have a piece of WOOD from the boats spare/emergency pile… to do some CARVING. The MAN was going crazy, SASUKE thought too. CARVE.?. at a time like this.??. SASUKE turned back to the figure sharply… TWO things were noticed… a largeish pile of WOODCHIPS lay in the boat’s bottom… and the MAN… HAD NO LONG SWORD …that he could see??? The PASSENGER was and had been almost nonchalant… were the rumors wrong.?. or… How could there be a DUEL then .?. has it already been done…or.?. SASUKE’s mind raced. The WOODCHIP pile grew and stray pieces lightly whirled in the wind as the boat streamed into the inlet… The surging tidal water was blue and the bottom clear and visible as SASUKE responded quickly and slowed the boat whilst still some 50+ metres off-shore just as the PASSENGER, tying a HEADBAND, had asked… and coasted to a stop. He turned…to see the PASSENGER… and WOOD-CARVING he still carried, jump into the sea. At the same time, a figure on the shore ran their way – a very long SAMURAI LONGSWORD held prominently in their hands. SASUKE tried to voice a WARNING to his PASSENGER… but, as is the way of such things…a lil’ too late. On the shores of FUNASHIMA. photocredit/thanks:pinsdaddy
The bearer…, SWORD- now recognised as SASUKE SWORD- MASTER of SASAKI KOJIRO province…the infamous and rather long IWAKUNI he carried known as the LONG S WORD flashed quickly several times. The DRYING POLE somehow fended and evaded them all… with his PASSENGER … until WOOD-CARVE PIECE almost screamed a SWORD- MASTER SASAKI shout and sent the KI-AI over-head to cut the DRYING POLE downward stroke. The FINAL reply shout followed immediately… PASSENGER’s though… SASAKI’s LONGSWORD . The struck first .., like the PASSENGER’s HEADBAND earlier, fluttered briefly in the breeze to then settle on damp ground. WOODCHIPS watched, motionless, like the now still figures on the shore…until .?. SASUKE fell onto wet sand and grass and SASAKI KOJIRO ROSE NO MORE . On the shores of . FUNASHIMA saw the SASUKE WOOD CARVING COUNTERATTACK, ..had stayed straight and struck true. The STICK … somehow unhurt…except for the PASSENGER …now headed back… HEADBAND . …the HIS WAY had WOOD it’s carved , through and around even own long way Still trying to comprehend what he had just seen and witnessed… slicing STEEL. just managed to make a SASUKE to remind himself the next time at the mental note … to buy another Wharfs …the previous had seen and done spare OAR to long enough out a name for CARVE and Itself too. it’s WIELDER . PASSENGER MUSASHI MIYAMOTO LEGEND . AWESOME… OARSOME LEGEND INDEED.
SASAKI’s SWORD STRIKE…ONLY MADE IT THIS FAR…THE OAR OF MUSASHI…A LIL’ LONGER THAN EVEN THE DRYING POLE…CARVED DEEPER. gifcredit/thanks: pinterest
MEMORIAL TO TWO LEGENDARY BUDO MASTERS. Sasaki + Musashi. Carved in Stone… Sword + Oar… Awesome Our World Legends. photocredit/thanks:pinterest
WON OVER…WITH WOOD.
After reading of these
LEGENDs you may well do so–
STICK to a Sword- Fight,
that is… next time.
WEAPON-MASTER’s TIPS… photocredit/thanks:pinterest
Following on from this DUEL…
and the earlier with GONNOSUKE of KISO province,
MUSASHI continued to train and work with WOOD.
BRING A STICK…
SO SAYETH WEAPONS MASTER MUSASHI MIYAMOTO. photocredit/thanks:pinterest
A TWIN WEAPONS FORM SYSTEM OF TECHNIQUES was soon developed and then perfected during further training and duels etc… HYOHO NITEN ICHI-RYU. ( click)
MUSASHI btw also continued to WOOD-CARVE many other…non-violent cultural items per se ( click). He went on to become somewhat of a …and certainly… LIVING LEGEND
AWESOME BUDO MASTER. OARSOME LEGEND indeed.
WORKING WITH WOOD .
NITEN or NITO RYU…MUSASHI TWIN WEAPON STYLE TECH. photocredit/thanks:oscarratti
click) here for
or… THE SMASHING LEGEND
stay for a lil’ more-
written in… or on
,.. or WOOD not.
Bring a stick to a sword- figh t. LEGEND .
SOKE DR.MASAAKI HATSUMI. photocredit/thanks:bujinkanprague
DR.MASAAKI HATSUMI, current SOKE OF THE BUJINKAN
) has authored several pic above WEAPONS themed books
(several page pics in slide-show next…)
which may be of relevant interest here incl:
FOR A LOOK AT THE
SLIDE-SHOW…( MARTIAL ARTS LEGENDS click)…
click)…here…FOR A … CLEAR LOOK AT A CRYSTAL OF A LEGEND
or scroll up + learn again how
… THE AWESOME LEGEND
BRING A STICK
TO A SWORD- FIGHT.