Since the early 16th century, fighting arts were passed down through generations by the farmer-warriors (goshi) around the village of Maniwa. Their fighting systems includes work with the sword, naginata, spear, and blocking arrows in flight with a sword. In addition to the historical overview, this article discusses training methods in detail.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 4 No. 3 (1995): 16 pages.