Tag: Weaponry

Shinsengumi. Team Shogun. Special Weapons + Tactics.

Our World Legends from and of Civil Wars. Are not at All civil. Therein. Herein. Of Yore. Japan. Understanding of Unification of A Nation. A Nation unruly. Unrest abounds along the Main Streets as well. Well as He tries. A Shogun soon faces A Dead-End. Ending such contemplation of A Nation. Pt.1. To try A New Approach. A Shinsengumi. A New Ways in deed. Indeed A Team effort. Shogun Style. Back then.


Too oft’ they sound. Sounds that echo a call. Calls

for those and these. Drums.

Of War.


Civil Wars are not that.

Civil. Civil



Wars are just as hack and heck as any Others that

slash so forth. Forthrightly and wrongly in their Ways. Ways

back in any of the so destructive Times

and thus and then explosive Places of


Our World. Legends

do tell. This still. Still


not as such. Quite yet. Herein. By this and these

below Taiko Drummers. That is. Then. Of


Drums still. Do beat. Did too beat



(Music Link)


at Times and Places. Of Yore. Japan. Of

War. Also.


Then. Of Yore. Herein in deed.

Now. Indeed.




was a need. A need for speed


Team Shogun. Special

Weapons + Tactics.

A Team

Shogun. Per se. To be then and so formed. Formed

then. Say by the

Shogun. A Team for Him. His Team.


His, The A Team. In deed. Per As well. Well as


Herein. Retold Now. Then



’twas War. This

was not and is not a rare event. So. Then. Now. For

this and those

Times and Places. Therein. Of Yore. That is. Then.


At Times of this Tale in such Places of Our World. Legends

too tell of this and these Times 1600-1800’s so as turbulent. Times. In

and of. History. All over Our World. Legends from


Places such and so as. As of

The Thirty Years War. Europe.

The American Independence. America.

The French Revolution. France.

The Napoleonic Wars. Europe.

The Seven Years War.

Maritime Wars. Spain, France, England.

Opium Wars. China, Asia. And more.


Times and Places of and on Lands and Waters. Turbulent.

Black Ships. Trade Wars. Profit over People.


The SlaveryFreedoms of that Times and Places was nomened

oft Feudalism.

So called Medieval. Archaic. In thought and deed. In deed. Which

actually is pretty much. Like. Now. Still. Still not worth slaving over

nor so pretty

in the Real. Also


lotsa lil’ Laws and Petty Punishments for Minor

Misdemeanours. Mishaps perhaps too. To

also find that and the


nomen therein and thereof differs, that’s all. All that to



Ways To Go…

go anyways. Go. Then.

Feudalism slowly obliterated vis Revolution. Wars

too. To also the ponderous burgeoning steps of Finance and Industry. Mining.

Rail-Ways. Sciences Applications thereof. Steam-Ships. Expansionist Doctrines

Treaties and Agreements. Still. Sorta like now. Whereby

Piratical Plundering Gun-Boat


Diplomacy. Empire Building. Drug-Running.



Are still and so. So still loud



Of Wars. Worn and beaten far and wide. To a Beat.

Anyways and anywheres

as well. Well as


Japan at this Times was more akin to Feudalism. Than

this and that Other Ways. Then


Elsewheres. A



Cut Your Ways…

To the Top.?.

Shogun. The Top of their Heap. Therein. Of Yore. Japan

and their Ruling Geo-Political Parties. Warred. Oft. In deed. Indeed

a lot in deed. A propensity for Force. To Kill. In

fact as well. Well as with Swords. Sharp. Cutting


through rumblings and ramblings of such well oiled machinations of

Diplomacy, Politics, Ruling Parties. Party

hard aft’ ’tis seems also. Also thus and so sleep a lot too. To

stop, cease and desist


such and so Parties. Of excess lack. Of Loyalty. To His. He


need to call. Experts. In many Fields. Of

Study. Then Application thereof. In the Real. Teams


Working so and together well as Times and Places go by. By and large

Shogun and by co-extension and co-existence. The Team A. As well. With

Strengths and Weaknesses will and so be soon refined, adjusted to

Work well. Well and too together, to

as well then,

soon enough bond. Bond well


may perhaps more so too. When and If



and wheres Yours and Others Lives are at end so

and that sharply called stake. Tip of Sharp

Sword actually. Then Times and Places. Mostly


Samurai that is. That is very Sharp. Sword. They were. As were

sharp those who as Feudal Rulers

of the Han or Districts and surrounds of these Lands. Then.

Did Rule. Sharply. Precisely. Also. Also


With Shogun.

Heap. Top.

Of the Heap.


Once. The Below Imaged Ways. Done. At

least Once. Once such Ways all within



that above Image actioned and that so dusty dust. Had

settled. Somewhat. Some

One was typically Shogun Be so Come. Come so

too out of that winning


War losing won Ones. To Control. What was left. Right.?.

So. On and to. To


Shogun Iemochi of the Tokugawa. 14th Shogun that is.

徳川 家茂  (1846-1866).


Young and inexperienced Diplomatically. His Court

and Advisors uneasily struggled with early foreign influx. Reflected

as well in the Country and Populace. Popular


Nationalistic and Idealistically Xenophobic Groups

surfaced to wreak havoc in Public and Govt. Places. Public

Places, Community Areas and the Emperor’s Court became



Rightly deciding that Anarchy on His Main Streets. Was

not a right good look for the Regime. The Shogun

got His Team. Together. Together as Team Shogun;


with a bunch of sadly eager



(Music Link)


Samurai Sword savvy wielding Experts

and Users. Efficient, experienced, idealistic.

The Shinsengumi.


Warriors. Swords-Men. Proficient Killers. All. All


this combining War, Security and Police Work. This

Work involved All such Work Duties and

much Sword-Work. Was

thus and so.

To be Applied to THEM. Those


deemed thus and then

Criminal. To Country, Society…


AND KingEmperor. All.



On Whose Head The Crown.?.

With Shogun. As the practical

Head. Thereof. Therein as well. Well as

all this. All this.


Now. Ends.

Till Pt 2. Next. That is. Then



Shinsengumi. SWAT Team Shogun. Rules + Regs. As well. Well as

announcing and introducing the Encyclopedia Enigma Post Series.



Our World Legends.

Enjoy Your Times and Places.

Be One.


Be Savvy. Stay Sharp.

When Called.

When Needed. Tempered.



Live Your Dreams. Too.

Drum. Your Ways.


Till next…


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.



12 Legendary Swords.

12 LEGENDARY SWORDS.The clash of swords is not for the faint-hearted. A favored weapon among those using, studying and collecting such items; many have become Legendary. Truth and Myth combined in a blade.Though the true history and usage of each is sometimes unclear they ALL captivate and charm. LEGENDS. ALL. Stuck in a stone…or not. Shiro selects a slice of 12 of Legend from around the world. photocredit/thanks:kenzealand



The clash of swords is not for the faint-hearted.

A favored weapon among those using, studying and collecting such items; many have become Legendary.

Our World Legends.


Truth and Myth combined in a blade.

Though the true history and usage of each is sometimes unclear they ALL captivate and charm.




Stuck in a stone…or not,..

…some may indeed have helped shape Civilisation. (click)




Swords of renown are the seeds of legend.
Fueled by tales of bloodshed and conquest, there have been Swords throughout history that have grown to mythical proportions, blending fact and fiction until the two are all but inseparable.
We’ve found Swords that might in fact be legends brought to life; others have tales so bizarre we have to question their truth.
There will never be another weapon that has left a greater impact on history as the Sword––some more than others.
THANKS Guest Blogger @listverse.com Nathan Willey





While the Arthurian legend is mostly a product of folklore and myth, there is evidence that its Sword in the stone tale might be very real. In a chapel in Monte Siepi, Italy lies an ancient Sword embedded in stone that could be the key to deciphering the origin of the legend.

It’s believed that Saint Galgano was a 12th-century Tuscan knight whom Archangel Michael commanded to give up his sinful ways. Arguing that the task would be as difficult as cleaving stone, Galgano attempted to prove his point by breaking his Sword on a nearby rock. Legend says his blade cut into the stone as if it were butter.
The Sword in the stone still rests where Galgano left it behind, along with his worldly ways.After Saint Galgano was canonized, word of his Holy Sword spread quickly.
The legend of Excalibur predates Galgano, but the addition of the sword in the stone arose shortly after Galgano’s time. It’s theorized that his Sword was the true-life inspiration for Arthur’s Sword in the Stone.
Of course, that all depends on the sword’s legitimacy. Whether or not the Sword in Italy belonged to Galgano has been called into question numerous times. Luigi Garlaschelli of the University of Pavia, however, recently carbon dated the Sword to the 12th century––appropriate for Saint Galgano’s lifetime, if not necessarily absolute proof of the story’s legitimacy.

 9.  The KUSANAGI .




According to legend, the “Sword in the Snake,” Kusanagi, was found in the body of an eight-headed serpent killed by the God of Storms and Seas. It’s part of the Imperial Regalia of Japan, icons of the ancient Imperial family’s descent from the Sun Goddess––the symbols of their divine right to rule.

The Kusanagi is said to be housed in the Atsuta shrine in Nagano Prefecture, though it isn’t on public display and hasn’t been seen in centuries. The Sword is occasionally brought out for Imperial Coronation ceremonies, but it’s always kept shrouded in wrappings. Even though it has never been seen, and is only recorded in collections of oral history and pseudohistorical documents, authorities have nevertheless succeeded in keeping the world guessing about the Kusanagi by never officially confirming nor denying its existence.The only official mention of the Sword came after World War II—even though the late Emperor Hirohito disavowed any claim to his divinity, he was also recorded as having ordered the divine regalia’s keepers to defend them at all costs.”

 8.  The DURANDAL . 




For hundreds of years, a mysterious Sword had been embedded in the cliffs above the Notre Dame chapel in Rocamadour, France. The monks say it is Durandal, Sword of the paladin Roland. According to legend, Roland hurled the holy blade into the side of the cliff to keep it from being captured by his enemies.

Since the 12th century, the chapel has been a destination for sacred pilgrimages. In 2011, the Sword was removed by the local municipality and given to the Cluny Museum in Paris for an exhibit.But is the Sword actually Durandal? While the battle where Roland lost his life is a well-documented event, the first mention of Durandal was in “The Song of Roland,” composed hundreds of years later––about the same time the Notre Dame monks began claiming the Sword was Roland’s. They likely linked their Sword to Durandal since Rocamadour was the starting point for his journey, even though his final battle happened hundreds of miles away in the valley of Roncesvaux. So unfortunately, unless Roland pitched a really good fastball, the Sword in the cliff is likely nothing more than a story conjured up by the monks of the chapel. Still, where the Sword really came from remains a complete mystery.

 7. The MURAMASAS . 




Muramasa was an ancient Japanese Swordsmith who, according to legend, prayed that his Swords would be “great destroyers.” Because of the exceptional quality of his blades, the gods granted his request and imbued them with a bloodthirsty spirit that—if not sated with battle—would drive the wielder to murder or suicide.

There are countless stories of the Muramasas’ wielders going mad or being murdered. The Swords were believed to be cursed, and were banned by Imperial Edict.The Edict was made by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, who condemned the Swords after they killed nearly all of his family. His grandfather had fallen to a Muramasa, and both Ieyasu and his father had been wounded by the Swordsmith’s blades. Finally, both his wife and his adopted son were later executed by the supposedly cursed Swords.But were Muramasa’s blades really cursed? Likely, Ieyasu’s trouble with the Swords began simply because they were extremely popular. Muramasa was not the name of one man, but the entire school of Swordsmiths he founded. Quality Muramasa blades had been produced for close to a century and Japan’s warrior class used them often. The fact that Muramasa’s Swords were used in so many killings related to the Shogun, while certainly a coincidence, was not exactly remarkable.





In contrast to Muramasa’s cursed Swords are the blades of Legendary Priest and Swordsmith Masamune. Legend has it that Masamune and Muramasa held a competition to decide the superior smith by placing their blades in a stream. While Muramasa’s cut everything it touched, Masamune’s refused to cut anything undeserving, even the air.

While Masamune’s works are valued as Japanese National Treasures, one of the Swords has never been found. Following the  surrender in WWII, the “Honjo Masamune” was given to an American soldier, Sgt. Coldy Bimore, who most likely took it home with him as a war souvenir. As the mysterious G.I. has never been found, the Sword’s whereabouts have likewise been lost.

Despite the Sword’s doubtless worth (it is potentially worth millions), sword collectors are no closer to finding the legendary lost Masamune than they were the day it disappeared.


 5. The JOYEUSE .


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Joyeuse, King Charlemagne’s Legendary Sword, was said to change colors 30 times every day, and was so bright it outshone the sun. Since as early as 1271, two Swords called Joyeuse have been part of French Coronation Ceremonies. But since both Swords can’t be the famed Joyeuse, the mystery of which one is the true Sword of the Holy Roman Emperor has lingered for centuries.

The Joyeuse residing in the Louvre has suffered heavy modification over its considerable lifetime. The oldest section is the pommel, which recent tests place sometime between the 10th and 11th centuries. Since Charlemagne died in 813, this puts it just outside the Holy Roman Emperor’s lifetime.

The other contender is the “saber of Charlemagne” housed in the Imperial Treasury in Vienna. It is unknown how the Sword became part of the French Imperial Regalia, but the Saber is dated to the early 10th century—closer than the Joyeuse, but still just after the time of Charlemagne’s Legendary Sword.

The Saber was probably fashioned by Hungarian Swordsmiths, which opened the door for additional legends of it being the famedsword of Attila,” which was said to have been given to Attila the Hun by Mars, the God of War. Sadly, this isn’t really historically plausible either.






There are several legends about the Sword used by Saint Peter when he cut off the ear of the servant to the high priest in the garden of Gethsemane. English lore has it brought to England by Joseph of Arimathea along with the Holy Grail.

In 968, however, a Sword was brought to Poland by Bishop Jordan—a Sword which he claimed was the actual Sword of St. Peter. The Bishop’s sword, considered the true relic, remained in Poland and was eventually moved to the Archdiocese Museum in Poznan.

Did the mysterious Sword belong to Saint Peter?

There are claims that the Sword could have been made in the Eastern borderlands of the Roman Empire in the first century, but there is little evidence to substantiate them except the (perhaps misplaced) faith of those who want to believe the sword is a genuine relic. The Sword in Poland is a falchion—a type of sword likely not in use during Saint Peter’s time.

Metallurgy tests have also dated it to long after the saint’s death.






Legend has it that William Wallace––the titular character of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart––used human skin for his Sword’s scabbard, hilt, and belt. The flesh’s donor was said to have been Hugh de Cressingham, treasurer of Scotland, whom Wallace had flayed after defeating him in the battle of Stirling Bridge.

One version of the legend speaks of Wallace using one strip of Cressingham for his Sword belt. Other accounts say Wallace and his men used Cressingham’s skin for saddle girths.

The legend spread even further when King James IV sent the Wallace Sword to have its scabbard, belt, and pommel replaced with something more befitting a Sword of such stature. The Sword as it is now, in the National Wallace Monument, bears the replacement parts.

Did Wallace have a Frankensword? While Cressingham was most definitely flayed, accounts have Wallace using the unfortunate tax collector’s skin only for his Sword belt, not the actual Sword. The story also came from the English side, and was likely embellished to make the Scottish hero look like a barbarian.

Still, we can certainly understand Wallace’s grudge against tax collectors. It might not be a stretch to say he used the skin from one to decorate his Sword. As with many legends, the truth has been lost to time.






In 1965, a remarkable Sword was found in a damp tomb in China—despite being over 2,000 years old, there wasn’t a spot of rust on it.

The blade was so untouched by time it even drew blood when one archeologist tested its edge on his finger. Besides its unearthly resilience, the craftsmanship of the etchings was also unbelievably detailed for a Sword forged so long ago. It was, for the time, a complete mystery.

Further study of the etchings concluded that it was a Sword belonging to the Yue king, Goujian, and is believed to be the legendary blade mentioned in The Lost History of Yue. According to the text, when King Goujian had his Sword collection appraised, there was only a single Sword of merit. This Sword was so magnificent it was said to have been made with the combined efforts of Heaven and Earth.

How did the Sword stay in such excellent condition for over 2,000 years? Tests show the Swordsmiths of Yue had reached such a high level of metallurgy they were able to incorporate rust-proof alloys into their blades. Their Swords were also treated with rust-resistant chemicals, helping them survive the ages relatively unblemished.

In addition, and in a stroke of brilliant luck, the scabbard of this particular blade was nearly airtight, which prevented oxidation and allowed the Legendary Sword to be found in such pristine condition—even two millennia after it was enclosed in the tomb.






In 1945, a mysterious Sword was found in Japan’s Isonokami shrine. The Sword was of exceedingly unusual make, with six protrusions branching out from its sides (the tip is considered its seventh).

The Sword was in poor condition, but a faded inscription could be made out along the blade. The exact translation has been questioned numerous times, but what is clear is that the Sword was a gift from a Korean king to a Japanese monarch.

This matched a Sword found in the Nihon Shoki, a folklore-infused historical document cataloging the early history of Japan. If this was the same seven-branched Sword given to a semi-mythical Shaman Empress, Jingu, it would serve as an important keystone marking where legend became fact.

The dating on the blade matched reliable sources in China, Korea, and Japan. The Isonokami shrine itself was also mentioned in other documents dating from the time of the Nihon Shoki, so the Sword could well have been left there since ancient times.

Scholars now believe the seven-branched Sword is the actual Sword from the legend, giving the shaman Empress Jingu an authentic place in history.


 +. The LA TIZONA . 




La Tizona was the Sword of legendary hero El Cid, who fought for both Christian and Muslim armies in Spain. In a museum in Burgos, Spain, there is a controversial Sword which the museum claims is none other than El Cid’s own blade.

The Sword was said to have been given to the Marquis of Falces by King Ferdinand in 1516. It was then passed down through his family until it was given to the Madrid Military Museum in 1944. There it remained, its legitimacy unchallenged, for sixty years until the current Marquis sold it to the Castile and Leon region for display in the Museum of Burgos.

Upon its sale, the Culture Ministry––which is connected to the Military Museum––launched a scholarly attack against the Sword, saying it was forged centuries after El Cid’s lifetime. Castile and Leon launched a counterattack, upholding the Sword’s authenticity in a different study and saying the Ministry was only jealous because it lost the Sword.

In the epic poem, the “Lay of El Cid,” La Tizona was said to have terrified unworthy enemies into a swoon at mere sight. The Sword in Burgos may not have made any museum visitors swoon, but it certainly seems to have the power to spark controversy.

The Sword’s authenticity remains a fierce debate.


 +. The ULFBERHT . 




Though mostly forgotten in modern times, there was a type of Sword prized by Vikings that far exceeded any European weapon of its day. The Ulfberht Swords were a thousand years ahead of their time, and wielded only by the elite of Viking Warriors.

What made the Ulfberht blades so advanced? While most Viking blades were found to have been composed of slag-ridden, low-carbon steel, these blades’ metal was comparable to the strength of modern steel. They were inscribed with the signature “+ULFBERH+T,” and their like would not be seen again in Europe until the industrial revolution. The mystery was how the Vikings created these blades while the rest of Europe was still making steel that could shatter like glass.

Scholars now believe the secret to the Ulfberht blades was crucible steel, which the Vikings imported from Iran and Afghanistan. We can’t be certain who Ulfberht was––or even if he was just one man––but he was the only European smith of his time to work crucible steel.

And that made his swords arguably the most advanced weapons of their time and place, ever.


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SHIRO’s 7 FINAL WAYS TO SPEAK LIKE NINJA… GLOSSARY: T–Z. SHIRO’s NINPO ALPHABET SOUP… another piece in Shiro’s struggle with… another language altogether. Shiro emptied his mind… and look what happened.!. Terms and meanings… everywhere. Speak like NINJA indeed. This GLOSSARY… getting GARGANTUAN indeed and in fact too.




SPEAK-terms/word glossary:

  • SHIRO’s… 7 ways to speak like ninja glossary… a–g.
  • SHIRO’s 7 more ways to speak like ninja glossary… h–n.
  • SHIRO’s 5 ways to speak like ninja glossary…o–s.
  • SHIRO’s 7 final ways to speak like ninja glossary t–z…herein below.


10 = ju

9 = ku

8 = hachi

7 = nana/shichi

6 = roku

5 = go

4 = shi/yon

3 = san

2 = ni

1 = ichi

0 = rei






  • KOTO RYU  


  • TACHI = a large samurai sword type.
  • TACHIDORI = a standing defense.
  • TAI CHIKARA = concept of earth, physical strength/power.
  • TAIDO = a jap. style of unarmed combat.
  • TAIDO JUTSU = tech./methods of above combat applic.
  • TAIHEN JUTSU = tech./methods combat applic. unusual/awkward body movements.
  • TAIHOSAMA = castle wall gun/cannon placement hole.
  • TAI JUTSU = tech./methods combat applic. natural unarmed defense.
  • TAI BASHIGO = a 2man ladder.
  • TAI NEJIRU = combat applic.body twist/turn tech./methods.
  • TAI SABAKI = combat applic.body movements.
  • TAISHO = title/name for a field general equiv.
  • TAI UCHI = combat applic. body strikes.
  • TAKANOTSUME = a claw/talon kakute type.
  • TAKE BASHIGO = a bamboo ladder.
  • TAKEBO = a bamboo stick/staff.
  • TAKEKAN = a hollow bamboo breathing tube/stick.
  • TAMABO = wood staff/stick with end balls.
  • TAMAZUE = alternate name for above.
  • TANBO = a short stick.
  • TAN/TANDEN = alternate name for concept/doctrine of hara.
  • TANDOKU RENSHU = self training, solo training.
  • TANJO JUTSU = tech./methods combat applic.short staff/stick.
  • TANOSHIMA = concept of pleasure/reward.
  • TANSAIBO = a short thin stick.
  • TANTEI JUTSU = espionage tech./methods.
  • TANTO = a knife/dagger type.
  • TANTO GATA = a shuriken type.
  • TANTO JUTSU = tech./methods for combat applic. knife work.
  • TANUKI NOBORI JUTSU = tech./methods for climbing, squirrel style.
  • TARIKI = a hit and thrust type weapon.
  • TASHIN = a shuriken type.
  • TE = the hand.
  • TEBO = alternate name for jutte.
  • TEGATANAGANE = a small atemi type.
  • TEGIRIBO = a short wood stick type.
  • TEGUSARI = alternate name for ryofundogusari.
  • TEKAGIJUTTE = a tobiguchi variation type.
  • TEISATSU JUTSU = recon tech./methods.
  • TEKAGI = set of combat hand claws, also climbing aid.
  • TEKKAN = a knuckle duster type/also alternate name for jutte.
  • TEKKEN/TEKEN = a restraining weapon type.
  • TEKKOKAGI = a spiked hand band type.
  • TEKUBI = the wrist.
  • TEMANRIKI = a restraining weapon type.
  • TENARASHI = iron truncheon type.
  • TENCHI = heaven to earth, also densho scroll names/titles.
  • TENCHI GIRI = tech./methods for combat applic. heaven to earth strike/cut.
  • TENGU = ancient legendary ninja instructors/mentors/trainers.
  • TENGU = shiro style overview here (click).
  • TENGU GIRI = tech./methods for combat applic. strike/cut, tengu legend style.
  • TENKETSUBARI = a suntetsu type.
  • TENKI = alternate name for jutte.
  • TENKO ASHI = area scan pivot/turns tech./methods.
  • TENMON JUTSU = the study of meteorology and associated factors.
  • TENOUCHI = a small hand held type weapon.
  • TEPPAN = a shuriken type.
  • TEPPO = a gun/firearm.
  • TEPPOSAMA = castle wall gun placement hole.
  • TESAKIGIRIBO = a stick/staff type.
  • TESSEN = a small metal/wood rod type.
  • TESSEN JUTSU = combat applic. above weapon tech./methods.
  • TESSENJUTTE = a tenarashi with addon type/combo.
  • TESSHAKU = a jutte type.
  • TESSHO = a small atemi weapon type.
  • TESSUN = a suntetsu type.
  • TETOBIDASU = a vault/handspring.
  • TETOBIDASU WAZA = tech./methods for above combat applic.
  • TETSUBISHI = small, usually metal foot spikes/calthrops.
  • TETSUBO/KANABO = a metal/wood club/war-club, usually spiked.
  • TETSUBO JUTSU = combat applic.tech./methods of above weapon.
  • TETSUKAGI = metal pick-lock devices.
  • TETSUKIYA = a hand thrust arrow type.
  • TETSUMARI = a spiked iron ball type.
  • TETSUNIYOI = a metal truncheon type.
  • TETSUTSUBUTE = an iron tsubute type.
  • TETTEI = alternate name for jutte.
  • TETTO = a metal truncheon type.
  • TEYARI = a short/hand spear.
  • TOAMI = a net, multiple use tool/item.
  • TOBI = to leap/jump.
  • TOBI ASHI = tech./methods for a leap/jump step, any direction.
  • TOBIGAKURE JUTSU = tech./methods for flying jumps/gliding etc.
  • TOBI GERI = tech./methods for combat applic. leap/jump kicks.
  • TOBIGUCHI = a fire ax weapon type.
  • TOBI KUNAI = wedge shaped, usually metal climbing aid.
  • TOBI WAZA = tech./methods for leap/jump combat applic.
  • TO IRI = concept/doctrine of long range deception strategy/tactics.
  • TOIRI NO JUTSU = combat applic.tech./methods of above.
  • TO JUTSU = combat applic. sword tech./methods.
  • TOKEN = a shuriken type/alternate name.
  • TOMOZUKA = a short knife/dagger type.
  • TONKI = collective name for small weaponry.
  • TORAE = an immobilizing move/strike/action etc.
  • TORA KAITEN = tech./methods for rolling, tiger style.
  • TORA SHUKO = a set of  ‘tiger’ hand claws.
  • TORA SHINOBIYORI = strategy/tactic of battle formation, stalking tiger style.
  • TORA TSUKI = tech./methods for a thrust/strike, tiger style.
  • TORA YARI = a long staff/spear type with a tiger-forked blade.
  • TORI = title/name for the defender during training/tech. etc.
  • TORIGARAMI = alternate name for sodegarami.
  • TORINAWA = silken cord/rope.
  • TORINAWA JUTSU = combat applic.tech./methods of above tool/weapon.
  • TORINOKO = a flash incendiary device.
  • TORITE = a jap.style unarmed combat special restrains/escapes.
  • TORITE JUTSU = tech./methods for restrains/escapes combat applic.
  • TOTEKIBU JUTSU = old/alternate name tech./methods for combat applic. weapon/item throwing.
  • TSUBA = the sword guard.
  • TSUBATSUKE = a jutte type with handguard.
  • TSUBOKIRI = a turnscrew/boring implement/tool.
  • TSUBUTE = a clubbing projectile type weapon.
  • TSUCHIBOKO = a mace/spiked ball device type weapon.
  • TSUE = a staff/walking stick type.
  • TSUGI ASHI = combat applic. movement/advancing step tech./methods.
  • TSUKA =  the pommel section.
  • TSUKA ATE = combat applic.tech/methods for pommel strikes/work.
  • TSUKI = thrusting movement/action.
  • TSUKUBO = a polearm type, t shaped.
  • TSUNE = a shaken type, talon/claw shaped bladed.
  • UCHI = a strike, also inside postn.
  • UCHIBARI = a shuriken type.
  • UCHI DESHI = title/name for trainees/apprentices.
  • UCHIGATANA = a striking/piercing sword.
  • UCHIHARAI = a jitte/jutte type.
  • UCHIHARAI YARI = a jitte/jutte type, thick pointed tip/blade.
  • UCHI KOWASHI = popular movement/protest/rebellion.
  • UCHINE = a throwing arrow/javelin type.
  • UCHINE JUTSU = combat applic. tech./methods of above weapon.
  • UCHI OTOSHI = tech./methods for a dropping strike/defense.
  • UCHIYA = a thickened arrow like weapon type.
  • UKE = attacker/training partner, also a block.
  • UKEMI WAZA = tech./methods combat applic.breakfalls.
  • UKENAGASHI = parry/deflect.
  • UKENAGASHI WAZA = tech./methods of combat applic. above.
  • UKE WAZA = tech./methods of combat applic. blocks.
  • UKIGAKURE JUTSU = tech./methods/system for levitation.
  • UJI = title/name for clan.
  • UMABARI = a small sturdy knife/dagger, usually 2 cutting edges.
  • UMAYAGAMA = a kama type/variation.
  • UMEBI = a land mine type device.
  • URA = moving rear/backwards, at back of/behind, outside hidden postn.etc.
  • URA GYAKU = tech./methods for above grapple turn/takedowns.
  • URA WAZA = tech./methods for above combat applic. opposite = omote.
  • USHIRO = the rear postn.
  • USHIRO KUKI UKEMI = central rear breakfall.
  • USHIRO HAKOBUTO = a sword draw postn. from behind back.
  • USHIRO TSUGI ASHI = combat applic. movement withdrawing step tech./methods.
  • UWAMUKI TOBI = a leap/jump upwards.
  • UZUKUMARU SOTO NI = a recovery crouch postn.
  • UZURA NOBORI JUTSU = tech./methods for climbing in/between/along two surfaces/objects.
V and X not used.
  • WA = concept/doctrine of accord/harmony/smooth fluidity.
  • WAI CHIA = hard and powerful ch.boxing style(s).
  • WA JUTSU = a jap. unarmed combat style.
  • WAKIGATANA = alternate/olden name for below.
  • WAKIZASHI = the shorter samurai sword.
  • WAKIZASHI TEPPO = deceptive short sword, gun combo type.
  • WAKO = title/name for pirates/mercenaries.
  • WANJIN = concept/doctrine of man in harmony/balance.
  • WATA TABI/TABI = ninja style split toed shoe.
  • WAZA = tech./method(s).
  • YA = the arrow, also a projectile name.
  • YADOME JUTSU = tech./methods combat applic. blocking above.
  • YAGYUZUE = a specially constructed deceptive cane weapon.
  • YAJIRI = an arrow head/barb.
  • YAJIRIGI = a small y shaped hand held atemi type.
  • YAMABUSHI = mountain warrior/recluse.
  • YAMAHOSHI = alternate/olden name for above, partic. priest/warriors.
  • YARI = staff/spear type.
  • YARIHO = a jutte type.
  • YARIHOGATA = a shuriken type.
  • YARI JUTSU = tech./methods for spear combat applic.
  • YARIOREBO = broken spear?…now a staff!
  • YATATE = metal stationery(set)…now a hand held weapon!
  • YATATEJITTE = a jutte type.
  • YAWARA = a jap.unarmed combat style.
  • YO = alternate name for chinese concept of the force/energy yang.
  • YOJI = a toothpick/sliver.
  • YOJI NO JUTSU = tech./methods for combat applic. minor deceptive entry methods/infiltration.
  • YO JUTSU = tech./methods of deception/illusion/magic.
  • YOKO = the side.
  • YOKO ASHI = a side step.
  • YOKO GERI = a side kick.
  • YOKO KAITEN = a sideways roll.
  • YOKO NAGE = a side throw.
  • YOKO TOBI = a sideways leap/jump.
  • YOKO UKEMI = a sideways breakfall.
  • YON = 4 alternate name (shi).
  • YORIBO = a staff weapon type.
  • YOROIDOSHI = a small knife/dagger type.
  • YOROIDOSHI NO JUTSU = tech./methods combat applic. of above.
  • YOROIDOSHI TANTOGATA = a throwing knife/shuriken type.
  • YOSEBO = a staff weapon type.
  • YUBI JUTSU = tech./methods for combat applic. below.
  • YUBIKOPPO = pressure point tech./methods, using bony hand/knuckle/body areas.
  • YUBI WAZA = tech./methods of finger locks/locking.
  • YUKI = snow.
  • YUKIGAKURE JUTSU = tech./methods for snow hiding/cover/concealment etc.
  • YUMI = the bow/arrow weapon.
  • YUMIOREZUE = a short bamboo whip type.
  • ZA = title/name for a local ward/district/area.
  • ZANKANJO = concept/doctrine of virtues and laws.
  • ZANSHIN = concept/doctrine of total relaxed alertness/awareness.
  • ZAREI = a seated formal bow/greeting.
  • ZAZEN = a seated meditation, dignified non action/thought etc.
  • ZEMPO/ZENPO = the forward direction/movement.
  • ZEMPO KAITEN UKEMI = forward rolling/falling breakfall.
  • ZEN = virtuous, goodness, a concept/doctrine of such.
  • ZENSHIN = concept/doctrine of integrated/wholeness of life.
  • ZUI = a metal truncheon type.
  • ZUKIN = the ninja head/hood piece.



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