gorinnosyo water roll(2)

books concerned with kendo

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 critisize 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.

how to do foot movement

How to send foot is that you should float his toes a little and step on his heel strongly.
How to do foot movement is change every places but you should bear in mind to walk all the time. You must not do three types of foot movement, “jump foot movement” “float foot movement” “fixed foot movement”. In the way of military art, most important foot movement is called Yin- Yang foot movement. Yin-Yang foot movement is that you move not only one leg. You should step on your right and left leg alternatively in all case that you cut opponent, step back, receive opponent’s attack.

how to do stance to five positions

How to do stance to five position are stances that are called “jyoudan” “cyuudan” “gedan” “right side” “left side” stance. “jyoudan” and “cyuudan” and “gedan” stance are basic stance. left side and right side stance are applied stance. “Cyuudan” is true meaning of stance.

about the way of long sword

To understand blade muscle is that you can swing your sword freely only by two fingers all the time. To swing long sword quickly is against the way of long sword and hard to swing.
You should swing long sword by silent mind as if you can swing easily. It is the way of long sword that if you swing down long sword, then you swing up long sword to where you are easy to swing up and if you swing long sword to sideway, you put long sword back to original position and extend your elbow largely and swing long sword strongly.

about the teaching that there is stance on the other hand there is no stance

Teaching that there is stance on the other hand there is no stance is that you should not stick to hold your long sword. You should have mind to cut opponent to do stance to any directions according to the way that opponent set up and places and conditions. There is stance on the other hand there is no stance and you should do stance freely. You should have mind that if you take your long sword, you must cut opponent in any means. If you receive or knock or hit or stick or touch the long sword which opponent set up cut, you should know their chances to cut opponent. If you are conscious of receive or knock or hit or stick or touch opponent’s sword too much, you become not to be able to cut opponent with your all strength.

In case you strike opponent, you should strike him in one time

The time to strike opponent is that you should strike him in one time and It is a time that you strike opponent very quickly and straight unless you move and settle your mind in the distance that your long sword almost touch opponent and before opponent prepare himself for receive. You should strike opponent in that time before opponent have mind to draw or remove or hit his sword and it is to strike in one time.