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Eishin-ryu's Poetic Tradition for Transmitting Secrets of Swordsmanship

By Andrew J. Bryant, B.A.




Eishin-ryu's Poetic Tradition for Transmitting Secrets of Swordsmanship

This article focuses on poems passed down within the Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu School of Iaido. These poems correspond to techniques contained within the system created in the 17th century. The author presents each poem and offers provides textual descriptions of their corresponding applications with each sword technique illustrated.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 18 No. 4 (2009): 8 pages.


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