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Brush painting of Musashi versus Yoshioka Seijuro

Yoshioka Seijuro: who did Musashi really fight?

“Miyamoto Musashi,” a novel written by Eiji Yoshikawa, was published as a serial by Asahi Shimbun from 1935 to 1939. Since then it has been made into movies, TV series, and comic books, making Musashi a legendary swordsman not only in Japan, but worldwide. As Musashi traveled around the country Read More

Tozando 2017 Essay Contest Winning Article

The Relevance of Budo in Modern Life

by Nicholas Wilson “From youth my heart has been inclined towards (swordsmanship).” –Miyamoto Musashi For as long as I can remember, swords have fascinated me. If there was a movie to watch, a book to read, or a game to play where swords were involved, you had my attention. Martial Read More

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Just a Round Bar, Yet Still a Round Bar – The Man who Won against Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi is legendary Japanese swordsman known not only to all in Japan but even to many around the world. He has been appeared as the main character in many novels and movies. He is possibly the most well-known swordsman, and the strongest swordsman. He himself wrote in the Gorinsho Read More

Kendo Kata demonstration with Biwa(loquat) bokken wooden stick

Biwa – the tree that even Musashi loved

Of the many woods used when making bokuto and other wooden weapons the Biwa (Loquat) tree is perhaps the most beloved by craftsmen and practitioenrs for its distinct and unique qualities. In this article we take a close look at the tree itself and its conenction to budo. The first Read More

Musashi Rules

The last six months of my life has been pretty much all about Miyamoto Musashi. When I’m not doing my real job, Musashi is sure to be there giving me a hard time. He has even been haunting my dreams of late. The reason for this obsessiveness is a recent Read More

Kendo’s Philosophy behind Non-Olympic Sport’s Worldwide Growth

On November 3, the 65th Japanese National Kendo Championship was held at the Nippon Budokan. This year, 5th dan Hidehisa Nishimura of the Kumamoto Prefectural Police, defeated 7th dan Ryoichi Uchimura of the Metropolitan Police with a double kote, claiming his second title which he first one two years ago Read More

2016/10/07 – BioClean Dry-mesh Kote with free Musashi Charm!

In October over 400 hundred years ago, Miyamoto Musashi was said to have participated in the Sekigahara Battle on the side of the Toyotomi family, after this big battle Musashi started his travels around Japan and dueled many famous swordsmen the following years. One of the most famous bouts he Read More