Iaido - Art of drawing the sword

Samurai art of drawing a sword ~ Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.

A rōnin (浪人?) was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege.

iaido 居合道

Samurai code, way of warrior The Bushidō code's typified by virtues: Rectitude (義 gi?) Courage (勇氣 yūki) Benevolence (仁 jin) Respect (禮 rei) Honesty (誠 makoto) Honour (名誉 meiyo) Loyalty (忠義 chūgi) Associated virtues Filial piety (孝 kō) Wisdom (智 ch

kobudou 古武道

kobudou 古武道 Dolly figures the two-handed nature of the katana makes it an excellent close-quarters weapon for women, who tend to have less upper-body strength.

The Last Samurai (真田 広之 Shanada Hiroyuki)

Hiroyuki Sanada because he's beautiful and makes a great Samurai - Last Samurai movie still photo the-last-samurai_hiroyuki-sanada.

The steps needed for a samurai to equip his armor. Mystery of History Volume Lesson 63


Samurai in foul weather gear; coat and hat carrying the two swords katana and wakizashi in true samurai form

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