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.
to have mind to stick to opponent’s sword
When opponent set up strike you at the same time you set up strike opponent, in case opponent received your strike, you should attach your long sword to opponent and get in close to opponent with mind to stick. To stick is the mind that your long sword do not apart from opponent’s long sword. You should get in close to opponent with not so strong mind.
In case you attach your long sword to opponent’s long sword and stick to opponent’s long sword, It is good for you to get in close to opponent silently or in what way.
how to do body blow
Body blow is the mind to get in close to side of opponent and hit your body to opponent.
You should turn his face away a little and put out your left shoulder and hit that to opponent’s breast. In case you hit your shoulder to opponent, you should put much effort to your body and add momentum and get in close to opponent drastically.
three types of the way of receiving sword
One way of three types of the way of receiving sword is that in case you get in close to opponent, at the time you receive the long sword that opponent set up strike you should
pull opponent’s long sword away to your right side as if you poke opponent’s eye by your long sword. Second way is called poking and receiving that you should receive opponent’s long sword which he set up strike as if you poke opponent’s right eye and slip on your long sword like you sandwich opponent’s neck. Third way is that when opponent set up strike, you should get into opponent with short sword and get in close to opponent as if you poke opponent’s face by your left hand unless you take care of your receiving sword.
to stab the face
To stab the face is that you should have mind that in case you become even to opponent, you should measure the distance between opponent and your sword and you attach your sword tip to opponent’s face. if you have mind to poke opponent’s face, opponent’s face and body are bend backward and collapsed. If you can collapse opponent, you can defeat him in any way.
to stab the heart
To stab the heart is that you should poke opponent in case you are difficult to cut opponent in the place where is full space in upside and sideway while you are battling with opponent.
The mind to remove the long sword which you strike opponent is that you direct your sword’s back to opponent and lower your sword tip and then you should poke opponent’s heart while he is pulling long sword back as if your long sword tip do not distort. In case you are tired or your sword can not cut, you should use this technique.