Tag: Musashi Miyamoto

How Trees Talk. Hard Wood. Swivelled.

The Wooden Dummy That Is No Dummy In Our World. Legends So and Say. That. Research In Our World Legends Means Finds Ways and Means. Herein. Train with Wood, Woodenly Train. Thats May Also Be. Be Found Trees Conversant, Edible, Trees Poisonous, Positive Benefits. Negative Ions. Wood, roots, branches, leaves. So Ons. Herein. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

As i, Shiro Punched, Struck. Wood. Wood Swivelled,..

Struck. Back. Plowing Ons, though with Feelings. Feelings,

Growing So and somewhat, less than Bruce Lee…

... Less;.. not even Happily. I So Punched Ons. Seen

 

in certain Martial Movies and Documentarys: The

Famed Wooden Dummy. That is No Dummy. In Itself. A

 

Trains in Japan oft Given... A Helping... Hand. Gloved.
TRAIN ing… Squash… ing Times, Places. Place Herein Japan. Busy Bodies Homewards Bounds. Made To Fit. By The Gloved Ones.

 

New… ish Design To i, Shiro. Really. A

New Growth, Ways, Branch of that ol’… Tree.  A

sticky Seek and Search. Now Due. Herein

On

How Trees Talk.

Whilst also Working with…

Hard

Wood,.. Swivelled.!?

A Wooden Training Dummy. Swivelled.

 

 

That. Bites Backs. Wood That

Swivels.!?

This One Swivels.?.

What a Dummy.

 

When... Swivelled That is. That is My Research for You

In Our World. Legends of Martialness,

Training, Conditioning, Endurance, Staminas

 

and so Ons. On To

 

 

 

(Video Link)

 

Woodenly so describe Heroes whose Combat

Skills Was so momentarily stilled. Still cut to pieces.

So and confounded by Woodenry Weaponry well

and so utilised in Our World. Legends tell enough

of Wood. Used Well enough on Miyamoto Musashi,

The Japanese Sword Master who was whacked

 

chestily, wantonly by That Wood. Wood… and Weapons

Master Gonnosuke… Holding… The Wood. Too. To such,

 

Pinnochio. He, Who Wouldn’t Lie. His Wood Would

Then and So. So

Would Then Nosily noisily, Multiply. Ply Then. Was a

Wood. Type. So would be

 

Oft and so useful in Targets Manufac... Btw’s. Also

 

Musashi. Gonnosuke. Woodenly Would Wood Battle.
Right And On is Gonnosuke Weapons Master WoodsMan whilst Leftily Be Master Musashi, SwordsSpecialist… Just Prior To The Wood Whacking. Event. Musashi’s Mum,.. Watching The Event Live Ins Actions... Was Later Heard To Mumble… Well, With Wood, Boys Would Be Boys… Or something Epic. Like That. Whilst… Shakings Her Head… Wouldn’t You.?. Anyways… That Full Sticky Tale. Herein Clicks Aways.

 

Benefits. Of

Wood

Dummy and Training Weaponry.

Includes Thus and so.

 

For and When. Raining OutSides.

Places, Times. Of Training. For Then.

 

Otherswise… We Can And Do. Use A Tree.

‘Cept Theys Do Not Swivel. Either. Then

 

Youtube Model... Doing the Hard Wood Works.
This IS NOT i,Shiro. Check The Contact Page. For an Image. Hims. This Be Of and Off Youtubes. A Model modelling well. Well as See The Creds. There. photocredit/thanks:youtube

 

again, Trees do have a special Place. In.

In The Earth

Hearts, Minds, Eyes, Forests.

Our World.

(…We are Not. In... just Ons. Our WORLD…)

 

Legends... and Your Eyes, Minds. Tell so,..

Trees are IN. Deep. Soil. In Our World,

 

Legends Tell Tales of Long Lives, Whys and Hows. How

such Tall bearing Plants do so Speak also. Also…

Sorta’.

 

With Noises, Chemicals Pheromones and Mores. More

Seeds so triggered when Drying Leaves, Barks

so and do Form

in Our World of Summers, Autumns. Getting

ready for That. Spring. Sounds can almost go ultra-Sonics

when the Dry so dries Outs, those Living Woods.

 

Releasing Chemical Smells that Warn

Others Alike Of Predators

and Pollinators. Buzzing, swarmings

around. That Place. Where too the Sounds

of Running Waters, Sun evoke The Young to turn to,

go to. Face.

 

The Trees. So Be. Be

 

Tree of Oakness... Odinness, Cricket Batsness... Branching Outs In Our World. Legends.
OAK. Tree. Connected In Our World. Legends Of and Abouts God Odin, Mighty Oaks and Cricket Bats. In Our World Legends do and so. Branch Outs Alls Overs. Our World. Just Like Trees. Do.

 

Equipped too and with. That Slower Metabolism... Signalling

just and under 1cm per Min approx imated someswhats.

There. Branching

Out Mores Ins and UnderGrounds. Than Aboves so Shown.

 

This Metab Helps Aid Longevity whilst allows Times

for Nutrients to gets arounds. The Tree.

Mature Trees drink Ups of 100’s of Watery Gallons.

 

The Trees Energy Field is also mostly UnderGrounds though

Kirlian Photogs and such may be of interest. To U. There.

 

To See. That

 

Energy Fields. Plants.

 

Swivel Watchings…

Wooden Dummy Aids well too. Reflexes. Reflectively

Swivellings Arounds and Abouts. Allowing Mores. More

Combat Moves to so Flow. Ons. On to be a useful Training

Aid. Add-on. Addition To Your Routine. Stuff. You Do. There.

 

Usually Well Built enough to and for. For

Works with Some Light Gloves or None.

Allows Combos. Feets included.

Improving Timings, Placings.

 

An Excellent Training Partner. Though...

Don’t Says Much. At Alls.

Swivels well though. Well as

 

Another Types Tips is so and to. To Go. Hang.

Hang a tough ol’ Canvas Gi Arounds.

ScareCrows Style.

For Grabs, Throws.

 

Simply. So.

Enjoy

 

Model... Whacking Woodenly. Well as well.
See Aboves. Simply Reversed. Photo. Image. photocredit/thanks:youtube

 

Sticks and Mores. Trees.
Training. More Wood. Of and Off Trees.

 

Trees. Trees, Forests are One of the Major Producers.

In Our World. Legends

Of Negative. Ions that is. That is that

 

which freshly, breezily so smelleth in your Nose. Like A...

Forest. When

You Walk. Thru The Forest too. To

and akin That, the WaterFalls, Beaches that so erupts in

Negative. Ions. Also. Also

 

with so many Benefits of Health. Yours. There. Therein

etc.

Nature. Basically.

Negative Ions. Positive Benefits.

Of That. Negative nomened so. So

One That Mod. Tech. has developed too. To such,

 

the Elanra Tech Devices. Thereof.

 

Air Ioniser. Elanra Selection.

 

Negativity that atmospherically positively enhances Breathing,

Recovery, Natural Body Rhythms, Sleep

in Our World. Legends of Sciences, Healths. Mores

as well. Well as

 

Many of the Negatives in

You and Your Waters Intakes

can Be Filtered Outs using Plant… Waste products…

The PEEL.

 

Steep In,..

soak in 1 tsp. per Glass-

 

Powdered Edible Fruit/Veggie Peels. Peels of Your

Selection that are

prepped Cleaned, Boiled, Dried, Crushed. Powdered

and Sprinkle Added Prior. 2-3 Mins. Let Sit. Strain. Yums.

Clean er. Waters

 

and so forth. Forthrightly some Ideas,

Portable Modelled, Invented well as Belows. As well

 

 

(Video Link)

 

Tree. Of Life. Alchemical Styled specie.

 

Do some Trees Give Life. Life taken too. To

and by… Death. Death

and by the MANCHINEEL Tree in Our World. In

So Many Ways. Poison in deed. Indeed and so. So

 

Under Rains. Do Not Under… Stand. Standing Under

The MANICHINEEL During Rains… Drips Poison so…

 

Understand. That. That whilst every Part

beautifully Geometrics,

 

A Tree A Maze ing…

 

harmonic and exponential in Growths. Are Trees. Trees

took the Eyes of a growing Genius astutely noting by noted

Da Vinci Leonardo in His branching Outs Notes; Noting

this, Thus

Abouts Trees… That

“…All Branches Of A Tree;..

Put Together Are Equal In Thickness To Its Trunk..”. Trunks

 

so and thus Balanced. Aboves- + Belows-. Ground. In

Our World. Legends of the Tales Arbory Tell. Tell of The

Rounded of the Largest Width = some 38+ Feet. Arounds.

The CYPRESS so Therein.

Many such and so Large supportive Trunks

 

so used. In the Waters Driven Supports of the City,

Venice as well. Well as

 

 

The MORINGA OLEIFERA that so Tropically Grown. Grown

wherebys Any and Alls Of This Plant. Can be. So Used.

Nutritious, Medicinals, Bee Loving, Water Purifying Plant.

Alls Rounded. So

 

No Needs To Be. Hard. To

Share. Share in deed…

 

What WOULD YOU… Wood Carve.?.

Design.?. Invent.?. Sculpt.?. Model, Create

and Mores. Like That.

 

Weapon.?. Toy.?. Thing in and ‘Tween.?.

Object of veneration, imaginations...

Dreams.?.

 

Would Carve Outs Woodenly. So What.

Would That. Be.?. Please Share. Herein.

 

CLICK FOR WHAT THIS. CAN DO.
GREEK FIRE.?. LET ME AT IT… CLICKS AWAYS.

 

Next… Wailings Ons. That Would Be. A Wave To

Whales, Songs, Warm Ice Caves. Waters Super High-Way.

 

Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

 

Till next…

 

Clicks Aways. Writers Guide. Top Tips. 24.

 

Number 9. The Ninpo Legends.

THE LEGENDARY NO 9. NINPO Study confronts the Student to ensure SELF-DEFENSE Concepts are learnt and applied. There are many of Our World LEGENDS detailing such ideas and Survival Techniques. However… in the background oft hover… the NUMBER 9. Seek and search for special numbers reveals oft forgot links and Training Tools from an age gone by. NIN…NINe. Wordplay… and number play… from the SHINOBI Shadows indeed.

 

 

Our World LEGENDS of this number are enfolded within many other topics and peeps of interest.

 

(Video Link)

 

Numbers… are sorta like that.

 

They show up in dates, ages, names, times, family/enemy numbers and so forth.

Certain numbers… show up more.

 

Songs too, have been written,..

…here’s 1… about the…

 

HAS Our UNIVERSE GOT YOUR NUMBER…? From Start to Fini: from the birth of life to the death of life and sometimes even beyond is seems, we are all just a NUMBER. Shiro searches Our World LEGENDS of SCIENCE and the many NUMBERS therein and ‘tween… LEGENDARY NUMBERS… and his calculating… Calculator… for calculating indeed.

NUMBER 9.

THE NINPO LEGENDS

… of this number… add up indeed it seems.

 

(Music Link)

 

NUMBER 9.

In Japanese… = KU (click).

 

10 = ju

9 = ku/kyu

8 = hachi

7 = nana/shichi

6 = roku

5 = go

4 = shi/yon

3 = san

2 = ni

1 = ichi

0 = rei

 

In general Our World LEGENDS indicate… 4 is a CIRCLE…

whilst… 9 IS A CYCLE.

 

Traditions that use such as the 4 Cardinal Points or the 4 Quarters or N/S/W/E etc… are describing… a Circle or such.

E.g. NOT a CYCLE.

 

For a CYCLE to occur… there MUST BE AT LEAST… TWO CIRCLES (..made…).

Thus… 4 + 4 (…+ THE LINK=) +1 = 9,.. so…

…9 = A CYCLE OF CIRCLE(s).

 

Thus… The Number 9 in Ninpo.

A CYCLE NUMBER.

 

Some refer to this as being Unlucky (click)…

… as with shi… number 4.!.

 

… 4 … and … 9 …

Circles and Cycles.

 

Unlucky to some it seems.

 

ANGELS…CUPIDS…TENGU.?.

(Video Link)

FINDING NUMBER 9

…EVERY…WHERE.

In LEGENDS… and in Training, a number search is fruitful.

 

Part of the Survival Concepts inherent NINPO include the facility or mode of OMINDIRECTIONAL.

That is…

 

NINPO CAN BE APPLIED FROM/TO ANY/ALL DIRECTIONS.

ANY.. EVERY… WHERE.

 

This factor btw is oft responsible for the inherent huge and great diversity within what has become known as the KIHON KATA… though atypical KATA tis not indeed. The displays of KIHON oft bemuse the non-NINPO due to the flowing, somewhat dance-like… yet obviously vigorous techniques that can be applied here.

 

(Video Link)

 

 

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The Martial Arts that show and delineate their KATA techniques ONLY in one particular direction/style… have one technique to show.

Using KIHON and OMNIDIRECTIONAL… the NINPO Student for example… has 9… and with each of these… able to link… another 9… and so on.

These number values… make THE NO.9…

A LEGEND in deed,.. indeed and in fact too… also.

NINPO CONCEPT OF OMINDIRECTIONAL…THE CYCLE’s 8 POINTS ( THE CIRCLE CARDINALS and DIAGONALS)… + the Centre POINTs UP/DOWN = 1. A CYCLE ABLE TO CIRCLE IN ANY/ALL DIRECTIONS = 4+4+1 =9. photocredit/thanks:etcusfedu

 

The training Tool/Aid oft used is a CIRCLE.

Divided up into eight pizza wedge shapes/lines,..

…e.g. N/NE/E/SE/S/SW/W/NW = The 4 Cardinals AND 4 Diagonals.

8 such = 4 + 4… 2 CIRCLEs/CYCLEs per se.

 

The LINK… THE NUMBER 9 HERE… or the EXTRA 1,..

…IS THE EXTRA DIRECTION = UP/DOWN…= +1 + (4+4)

…fulfilling… OMNI/ALL…

 

…= A CYCLE… = 2 CIRCLES + LINK… = NUMBER 9.

 

THE LEGENDS OF THE NINE.

…are also found elsewhere:

(Using the NUMEROLOGY, TAROT, Music and SCIENCE REFS LISTED AT END OF ARTICLE):

 

number= title = +ve / neutral / -ve  (aspect or characteristic etc).

 

  1. = UNITY  =      creative / SELF / destructive
  2. = DUALITY =  cooperation / OTHERS / conspiracy
  3. = TRINITY =    birth / CREATION / death
  4. = QUAD  =      loyalty / ORGANISE / resistance
  5. = PENTAD =  freedom / PROGRESS / indulgence
  6. = HEXAD =    idealism / HARMONY / tyranny
  7. = HEPTAD =  trust / WISDOM / malice
  8. = OGDOAD =  ambition / JUDGEMENT / addiction
  9. = ENNEAD =  empathy / UNDERSTANDING / immorality
  10. = 1+0=1= UNITY etc

 

9 =  The Sacred ENNEAD , the TRIPLE TRIAD , the synthesis of corporeal , intellectual and spiritual , a LIFE number (…9mths pregnancy…) , the triple ternary of the 3planes of human potentialities = body/soul/spirit which combines with the energy trio of active/neutral/passive , the complete image of the 3 worlds = above/mid/below , the last limitless number before return to unity(…=10=1+0=1…) , the last (step)…before UNITY.

 

…NUMBERS, NUMEROLOGY, NUMBERS IN SCIENCE AND TECH… Herein. Our World Legends.

 

0 = THE FOOL.

1 = THE MAGE.

2 = THE HIGH PRIESTESS/FEM. POPE.

3 = THE EMPRESS.

4 = THE EMPEROR.

5 = THE HIGH PRIEST/MALE POPE.

6 = THE LOVERS.

7 = THE CHARIOT.

8 = FORTITUDE/STRENGTH/JUSTICE.

9 = THE HERMIT/GREAT MAGI.

10 = THE WHEEL OF CREATION/FORTUNE/KARMA.

 

27 = The Triple Ternary MASTER NUMBER; 2+7=9.

…the first odd Cube,

…the Triple Triad (…3 x 3 x 3…note 1 is not considered odd…1 just is…1…),

…the Pythagorean Lunar Circle , the power of 3 multiplied by its Triple aspect,

…vision , power , truism , compassionate humanitarianism , (tarot n/a).

 

 

THE LEGENDARY POWER OF THE 9.

 

  • The 9 RYU of the BUJINKAN (click).

 

TOGAKURE RYU

  • Togakure Ryū Ninpō Taijutsu ( 戸隠流忍法体術 )

KOTO RYU

  • Koto Ryū Koppō Jutsu ( 虎倒流骨法術 )

GIKAN RYU

  • Gikan Ryū Koppō Jutsu ( 義鑑流骨法術 )

GYOKKO RYU

  • Gyokko Ryū Kosshi Jutsu ( 玉虎流骨指術 )

KUKISHINDEN RYU

  • Kuki Shinden Happō Bikenjutsu ( 九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術 )

SHINDENFUDO RYU

  • Shinden Fudo Ryū Dakentai Jutsu ( 神伝不動流打拳体術 )

GYOKUSHIN RYU

  • Gyokushin Ryū Ninpō ( 玉心流忍法 )

KUMOGAKURE RYU (click)

  • Kumogakure Ryū Ninpō ( 雲隠流忍法 )

TAKAGIYOSHIN RYU (click)

  • Takagi Yoshin Ryū Jūtai Jutsu ( 高木揚心流柔体術 )

 

(Video Link)

 

 

  • Many of the priestly type STAFF WEAPONRY FORMS (JO) that utilise Metal Rings,..

…use combos of 3, 6 and 9.

 

photocredit/thanks:oldphotosjapan

 

photocredit/thanks:japanache

 

  • The LEGENDS of KISO YOSHINAKA (1154-84) include mention of the Family Crest use : The NINE LUMINARIES.

 

KISO YOSHINAKA (1154-84) photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

(…As the following predominantly requires Kuden (= oral teachings),

…only nomen and numerology basics will be discussed herein.)

 

TRAINING…KUNOICHI STYLE. Photo Credit/Thanks:youtube/kunoichigr

 

  • KU…NO…ICHI.

 

Of NINPO;

…NINJA = MALE.

…KUNOICHI = FEMALE.

 

A number mystery within this Name and Title.

Of the 9… and then… this balance… eventually.

 

KU…(  )…ICHI.

KU = 9.

ICHI = 1.

 

KUNOICHI = 9 + 1 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1 = Unity…

 

PhotoCredit/Thanks:youtube/hoshoryuninpo

 

PhotoCredit/Thanks:youtube

 

In and within the NINPO LEGENDS and co., this Name/Title does not appear overly ancient (click). The usage appears concurrent and consistent (click) with the realisation of the female equality within the NINJA clans over the last several centuries (click).

 

(…For those with an interest,

…such and further number play can also be found in the Densho and Writings provided by Takamatsu Toshitsugu and contained in such as M.Hatsumi’s excellent series of books (click).

 

An example taken from Shiro’s Library copy of…

”  THE COMPLETE NINJA…” Pg 183.

 

SHICHIHO SANPO GATA:

There is In-Yo yin-yang in Shichiho Sanpo,..

… Seven Ways, Three Methods.

 

If woman’s strength is 3… man’s is seven.

If man’s wisdom is 3… woman’s is seven…)

 

So these LEGENDS say indeed.

 

photocredit/thanks:renderosity

 

 

NINPO MUDRA- HAND SIGN OF KUJI-KIRI. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

Back to the… first 9 herein it seems… (click)

 

  • KUJI-KIRI… of KUKISHINDEN ryu.

 

KU = 9…

KU…JI-KIRI = 9 x/of 9 = 81 HAND-SIGNS (MUDRA- KETSUIN).

E.g. A 9 Set of such as : rin, pyo, toh, sha, kai, jin, retsu, sai, zen.

 

 

九鬼神流

KU… KUKISHINDEN ryu.

 

  • 九  = KU = 9.
  • 鬼  = KI…(kami).
  • 神  = SHINDEN = Spirit Tradition.
  • 流  = ryu = school/clan/family etc.

 

THE TEACHING AND PRACTICE OF KETSUIN. photocredit/thanks:hiramekidojo

 

A SET OF 9 KETSUIN. photocredit/thanks:borilacke

(vis Wiki🙂 )

The KUKISHIN ryu is still contained within several olden and modern MARTIAL ART WAYS.

  • Kukishin-ryū Bojutsu. Soke Fumon Tanaka.
  • Hontai Yōshin-ryū. Soke Kyoichi Inoue.
  • Motoha Yoshin ryū. Soke Yasumoto Akiyoshi.
  • Takagi ryū. Soke Kusuhara Juhei.
  • BUJINKAN teaches a branch called Kuki Shinden-Ryū Happō Biken under Soke M.Hatsumi.
  • and Soke Unsui Manaka of the JINENKAN and Soke Shoto Tanemura of the GENBUKAN have their own respective branches also.

The KUKI family which contains the family line, is called “Kukishinden Tenshin Hyoho”, led by Eichoku Takatsuka under the supervision of the current 28th Soke, Ietaka Kuki. The Kukishinden Tenshin Hyoho is a different Line. Kogenshakai teaches a branch called “Kukushin-ryu Tenshin Hyoho” under Fumio Hirokawa and David Alonso.

These branches maintain their own lineages, techniques and histories, usually stemming from the main family line.

 

A SET OF 9 AS BEFORE… photocredit/thanks:ninjutsumextl

 

 

  • KUMOGAKURE ryu.

 

雲隠れ流

 

This Tradition is oft referred to as a Hidden School of the nine (click).

The transmission is mainly oral (kuden) to Students of.

 

Our World LEGENDS indicate such as the relatives of the renowned HATTORI HANZO

( click pic below to view HIS SPEAR… though it be broken now…),..

were active in their participation of this venerable school of thought and action.

 

Simply more hints and peeks into the LEGEND OF THE 9.

 

 

ADDING UP NO 9

There is lil’ doubt in the LEGENDS… that the number 9 has a place.

A LEGENDARY NUMBER… just adds up indeed.

TILL NEXT…

 

 

John Lennon later said of the track and its production:

“…Revolution 9 was an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it happens; just like a drawing of a revolution. All the thing was made with loops. I had about 30 loops going, fed them onto one basic track. I was getting classical tapes, going upstairs and chopping them up, making it backwards and things like that, to get the sound effects. One thing was an engineer’s testing voice saying, “This is EMI test series number nine.” I just cut up whatever he said and I’d number nine it. Nine turned out to be my birthday and my lucky number and everything. I didn’t realise it: it was just so funny the voice saying, “number nine”; it was like a joke, bringing number nine into it all the time, that’s all it was…”

 

(Music Link)

 

 

POSTS ON NUMBERS REFERENCE LISTING:

…includes,..

The Great International Math on Keys-UNIV.DENVER & TEXAS INSTRUMENTS:ISBN 0-89512-002-X

Your Child’s Numerology-ROBIN STEIN:ISBN 0-909104-82-4

Your Days Are Numbered-FLORENCE CAMPBELL:ISBN 0-87516-422-6

Tarot of the Sephiroth guide booklet-U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS INC.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot-ARTHUR E. WAITE:ISBN 0-09-109370-8

Dictionary of the Tarot-BILL BUTLER: BF1879.T2B87  74-9230

The Tarot-ALFRED DOUGLAS:3579108642

The Secret Teachings of All Ages-MANLY P. HALL:ISBN 1-58542-250-9

CHAMBERS Science and Technology Dictionary:ISBN 0-85296-151-1

The World Treasury of Physics , Astronomy and Mathematics-ed.TIMOTHY FERRIS:QC71.W67   90-45693

 

( REFERENCE SITES THAT MAY AID NUMBER ANALYSIS…)

 

NINPO IKKAN.

Till next…

 

 

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

 

SOKE TAKAMATSU TOSHITSUGU…NINPO LEGEND. photocredit/thanks:bushindojo

 

ARTICLE AND BONUS STICK SLIDE-SHOW.

LEGENDS from the WAY OF THE WOOD.

 

WALL OF WOOD. gifcredit/thanks:youtube

 

 BRING A STICK…

 TO A SWORD--FIGHT.?.

 THE SMASHING LEGEND.

 

A STICK was one of the earliest WEAPONS.

The Rock was another.

So Our World LEGENDS say. LEGENDS of two, herein.

 

STICK TERMS-JAP. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

 

Having sportified this concept with bat and ball type games and such like. Much recent production of sport + rec. Gear and Equipment has involved WOOD in some manner and function therein.

Simple in action with many strengths.(click)

WOOD is a rather versatile and practical all-round material with a great many uses.

Home essential, Tool(s), Sport equip and such as fire-starter item too. LEGEND.

 

FIRE-PIT = FIRE-TRAINING & LEARNING.

 

However… even so and thus;..

 

Would YOU though ?,…bring a STICK to a SWORD FIGHT..?

 

LEGENDS of 2 , the AWESOME + the SMASHING

 

Our World Legends retold over 2 articles, (click)

2 Heroes of Japan’s Martial Traditions

who did just that…

and started a Training trend.

 

LEGENDS from the WAY OF THE STICK.

Njoy.

 

JAPANESE OAK TREE; KYOTO. WOOD…NATURALLY STYLED.

 THE SMASHING LEGEND.

 aka MUSASHI LEARNS-

 NOTHING HE DID…

 WOOD WOULD WORK.

 

…Some time before the AWESOME Our World LEGENDs was CARVED… near the Shiojiri Pass and the Shrine of Sengen, where,.. from the pinnacle, one can see FUJIYAMA many miles away… on a clear day;                                                                                                                        THE WAY OF THE WOOD…smashed into MUSASHI’s chest.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              He did not SEE OR KNOW HOW the WOODEN JO of some 4 foot in length had penetrated his SWORD laden defences… but the WOOD knew… and MUSASHI had now felt it’s inherent POWER. This DUEL… or rather TRAINING DUEL was done as far as MUSASHI was concerned. Done. NOTHING he did… wood would work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Encouraged by his opponent’s Mother as well as opponent MUSO GONNOSUKE KATSUYOSHI… the training session was not however, well thought out. Eager to see her son train… after some 10 years of SOLO… and a fellow WARRIOR arriving locally… she had sought out MUSASHI herself to get his agreement. He, MUSASHI tentatively agreeing as ALL SAMURAI MUST… replying,.. she announced it was to be then an here… NOW.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Two young and eager WARRIORS OF A WAY… SWORD v WOOD … such training them days quite rare it seems. MUSASHI AND GONNOSUKE however… were now both facing the reality of COMBAT. And it’s resultant loss. Each had no reason to hate or wish death on the other.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A simple friendship and camaraderie had developed even after just a week… as long as you don’t ask about the incident with the stray cow whilst both are around… but that is altogether, another LEGENDARY tail Tale indeed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             THE WAY OF THE WOOD… smashed into MUSASHI’s chest…                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NOTHING he did WOOD WOULD WORK. gifcredit/thanks:youtube

 

MUSASHI’s brow creased, in concentration and frustration. The SWORD and He were working in unison, as one unit, smooth and balanced. CARVING only Air molecules the result. NOTHING he did would work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Moreover, his opponent carried NO SWORD and by all accounts had never done so. GONNOSUKE carried a STICK…a big STICK, longer even than MUSASHI’s SWORD.  Little MUSASHI did was of consequence…the STICK was leading the WAY. Winning with WOOD…over STEEL.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grown somewhat used to the WAY OF THE SWORD and the cutting power required for combat, MUSASHI quickly realised this Opponent and WEAPON were different. Twas not only Death being faced in these moments for his combatant here was worthy  indeed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A WARRIOR from KISO province; one whose immersion in BUDO was fuller than his at this stage. MUSASHI felt it before the fight and now… as an intense Force, another he had to contend with. NOTHING he did would work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Abandoning Fate to his beloved BUDO,.. MUSASHI relentlessly moved, attacked and struck, bringing concentration, focus and understanding into his analysis of this DUEL. The STICK had extra length and reach, was moved and manipulated fastersafer too. Both ends could be used to defend, attack and strike… consecutively… repeatedly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Polished smooth WOOD, angled defences and small movements negated his SWORD’s steel sharp edge. Counterattacks came with strong percussive force, from any angle and position… with GONNOSUKE safely staying behind a defensive wall of WOOD.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MUSASHI’s SWORD-WORK was soon smashed and wrappedin WOOD.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nothing he did would WORK with this miracle WOOD workerthe WARRIOR of WOOD from KISO.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

Thus… the WAY OF THE WOOD… smashed into his chest.                                                                                                                                                  GONNOSUKE’s strike and movement though had taken him past MUSASHI, who was saved only by fitness and reaction when WOOD struck, body recoiling in pain, raising his arm instinctively and reflexively, yet almost belatedly,.. SWORD swinging at the fleeting figure of the WARRIOR and WOOD … that had smashed it’s own WAY through.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 His SWORD,.. though moving at speed, almost whistling and cutting the air, could not find or bring it’s own killing edge to bear so easily. Angled all wrong, positioned out of place.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Only the broad rear edge of the BLADE ridge, slapped rather solidly into GONNOSUKE’s back, stumbling, then spilling him somewhat untidily on the ground a ways away.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MUSASHI too,.. his chest stunned and blazing in pain, lungs laboring to settle breathe,.. sword stance and balance smashed, legs struggling to upright maintain.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Decided sitting on the floor… wood would indeed be a great idea.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This DUEL… was done.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Won over with WOOD. WOOD,… over STEEL. photocredit/thanks:braindancingsmorgasboard

 

 MUSASHI…WON OVER…

 WITH WOOD.

 

After reading of these AWESOME + SMASHING

LEGENDs you may well do so–

Bring a STICK to a Sword-Fight,

that is…next time.

 

SELF-DEFENCE…WOODENLY… THE POWER OF WOOD… OVER STEEL. gifcredit/thanks:youtube

 

 A STICKY SITUATION

 OF A STALEMATE.

 

GONNOSUKE… the LEGEND who brings a STICK to a SWORD-FIGHT. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

This Japanese epic…is quite epic…of course;

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.

LEGENDS. Both.

 

 MUSASHI…

 THE WOOD WORKER.

 

STICK/SPEAR v SWORD…NITO RYU STYLE. photocredit/thanks:oscarratti

 

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.

A true Warrior forsakes no weapon. (click)

One’s Sword is no guarantee of survival. There are many forms.

Musashi too began WOOD-CARVING and 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)

 

IT’s A WAY TO START… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

WAY OF THE SWORD… WAY OF THE WOOD. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

WAY OF THE WOOD… WAY OF THE SWORD. …A STICK TO A SWORD-FIGHT…LEGEND. SMASHING. WAY OF THE WOOD… WAY OF THE SWORD. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

 BRING A STICK

 TO A SWORD-FIGHT.?.

 THE SMASHING LEGEND.

 

GONNOSUKE (click) and his LEGENDS

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-defence techniques and methods using a variety of STICK lengths and types.

he stuck to his guns per se…

stick at it…so should you.

 

THE MOTHER OF GONNOSUKE STUCK BY HER STICK WIELDING SON…another LEGEND INDEED. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 THE WINNER IS… WOOD

 THE WOODEN WAY.

 

This training DUEL and the LEGENDS it inspires is now an essential part of the ongoing Japanese Tradition and History.

Many olden BUDO and MARTIAL WEAPONRY ARTS will, 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 day per se too…

in a wooden box.

 

photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

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,..

such is the WAY OF THE WOOD.

 

gifcredit/thanks:eyeless

 

so…(click) here for THE AWESOME LEGEND or…

stay for a lil’ more-

 

written in… or on WOOD,..or not.

Bring a stick to a sword-fight. LEGEND.

 

SOKE DR.MASAAKI HATSUMI. …NINJA TRAINING AND STUDY… photocredit/thanks:bujinkanprague

 

DR.MASAAKI HATSUMI, current SOKE OF THE BUJINKAN

(pic above) has authored several WEAPONS themed books

(several page pics in slide-show next…)

which may be of relevant interest here incl:

 

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FOR A LOOK AT  THE MARTIAL ARTS LEGENDS SLIDE-SHOW…(click)…

or (click)…here…FOR A CLEAR LOOK AT A CRYSTAL OF A LEGEND

or scroll up + learn again how 2 LEGENDS

 BRING A STICK

 TO A SWORD-FIGHT.

 

TWIN SWORD…SHINOBI STYLE… Musashi also. gifcredit/thanks:giphy

 

Till next…