Kendo (剣道 kendō?), meaning "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting descended from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu) which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan. Swordsmen in Japan established schools of kenjutsu (the ancestor of kendo) which continued for centuries and which form the basis of kendo practice today.

Kendo (剣道 kendō?), meaning "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting descended from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu) which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan. Swordsmen in Japan established schools of kenjutsu (the ancestor of kendo) which continued for centuries and which form the basis of kendo practice today.

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Iron Dynasty Weapons by Inkthinker equipment gear magic item | Create your own roleplaying game material w/ RPG Bard: www.rpgbard.com | Writing inspiration for Dungeons and Dragons DND D&D Pathfinder PFRPG Warhammer 40k Star Wars Shadowrun Call of Cthulhu Lord of the Rings LoTR + d20 fantasy science fiction scifi horror design | Not Trusty Sword art: click artwork for source

Iron Dynasty Weapons by Inkthinker equipment gear magic item | Create your own roleplaying game material w/ RPG Bard: www.rpgbard.com | Writing inspiration for Dungeons and Dragons DND D&D Pathfinder PFRPG Warhammer 40k Star Wars Shadowrun Call of Cthulhu Lord of the Rings LoTR + d20 fantasy science fiction scifi horror design | Not Trusty Sword art: click artwork for source

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Samurai wearing hachi-gane (forehead protectors), the men on the right and left are wearing kusari katabira (chain armor jackets) and holding naginata.

Samurai wearing hachi-gane (forehead protectors), the men on the right and left are wearing kusari katabira (chain armor jackets) and holding naginata.

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vintage everyday: Woman Samurai Warrior – 12 Rare Vintage Photos of Japanese Ladies with Their Katana Swords

vintage everyday: Woman Samurai Warrior – 12 Rare Vintage Photos of Japanese Ladies with Their Katana Swords

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Every angel is terrifying.  And so I hold myself back and swallow the call-note of my dark sobbing

Every angel is terrifying. And so I hold myself back and swallow the call-note of my dark sobbing

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Onna-bugeisha was a female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside Samurai men. They were members of the Bushi (Samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war.

Onna-bugeisha was a female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside Samurai men. They were members of the Bushi (Samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war.

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♂ World martial art | Japanese Samurai 侍 | Bushidō 武士道 literally "the way of the warrior", is a Japanese word for the way of the samurai life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry.

♂ World martial art | Japanese Samurai 侍 | Bushidō 武士道 literally "the way of the warrior", is a Japanese word for the way of the samurai life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry.

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