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Kindred Spirits: The Art of the Sword in Germany and Japan

By Matthew Galas, M.A.




Kindred Spirits: The Art of the Sword in Germany and Japan

This article compare and contrast sword arts in Germany with the classical Japanese martial traditions. The period covered by this inquiry will reach from approximately 1350 until 1600. The focus is on general principles and combat philosophy. The study reveals that German sword techniques were as effective as the counterparts in feudal Japan.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 6 No. 3 (1997): 28 pages.


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