author: musasi miyamoto
target people who are recommended to read
- sword man who desire to develop kendo skill
- people who desire to be tough guy
This book consists of five rolls “earth roll” “water roll” “fire roll” “wind roll” “sky roll”.
Main paper are summarized to “earth roll” “water roll” “fire roll”. Earth roll explains style of classical Japanese swordsmanship involving use of two swords. Water roll explains self training to overcome enemy. Fire roll explains various tactics with battle. Wind roll mainly criticize other style. sky roll is added to this book for appearance.
gorinnosyo water roll
Heart of style of classical Japanese swordsmanship involving use of two swords is based on water. In advantage of military art it is important to think in perspective to know which I wrote down about one on one battle is as same as advantage ten thousand on ten thousand battle. You should know that what is contained in this book is what I wrote down for yourself and always put yourself in my place and think better to practice and find out advantage from the bottom of your heart not only look at and mimic.
about body change to long sword
In case you strike all enemies, you should not strike enemies by both long sword and his body at same time. According the chance to strike enemies, you should make your body set up strike opponent at first and strike enemies by your long sword while you do not cautious of your body. There are cases you should keep your body as it is and strike enemies only by long sword. but in many cases, you should make your body set up strike enemies and strike them by your long sword after that.
about difference between strike and hit
To strike and to hit are completely different. To strike means that however strike it is you should know that sufficiently and strike certainly. To hit means about to hit occasionally and even if about you hit enemies strongly and then enemies are dead instantly, it is also to hit.
To strike is the situation that you know that sufficiently and strike enemies. you should examine that. Whatever enemies’ hand or his leg, to hit is hit enemies at first. It is for you to strike enemies strongly after you hit enemies. Therefore to hit is about touch enemies and if you acquired strike and hit very well, you would understand both words are completely different. you should think better them.
about autumn monkey body
Autumn monkey body is the mind not to put out your hand. It is the mind that if you make a move on opponent’s distance, you do not put out your hand and you get your body in close to opponent quickly before he strike you. If you try to put out your hand, your body would be far from opponent certainly so that it is important for you to have mind to get your whole body in close to opponent quickly. In case there is distance both man can reach opponent’s body by hand, you are easy to get your body in close to opponent.
about body of lacquer and glue
Body of lacquer and glue is the mind that you do not apart from opponent while he stick his body to opponent. When you make a move on opponent’s distance, you should stick your head and body and leg to opponent strongly. Most people stick his face and leg to opponent quickly, but he stick his body to opponent later. It is important for you to stick your body to opponent’s body quickly and do not make distance a little.
To compare heights with each other
To compare heights with each other means that in any case you make a move on opponent’s distance, you should not shrink your body. You should extend your leg and waist and neck and make a move on opponent’s distance strongly and compare your face with opponent’s face. It is important for you to make your body taller than opponent and make a move on opponent’s distance strongly.