Cutting Edge Issue 2 - Page 53

TSUKAHARA BOKUDEN D ating back to the Tenmon period (1532-1554), Yoshioka-ryu is an ancient school of kenjutsu and one of the Kyohachi-ry? (or Eight Traditions of the Capital, which originated in Kyoto at the end of 12th century), gaining noteriety through a series of unsuccessful challenges with the legendary Miyamoto Musashi. The school became famous during the latter half of the 16th century when the founder, Yoshioka Kenbo Naomoto was assigned to be the sword instructor of the Ashikaga shoguns in Kyoto. Yoshioka Kenbo Naomoto was originally a dyer and his family were famous for a special method of producing a dark blue colour which could be produced uniformally each time. The tone was named after Kenbo – Kenpo-zome. Kenbo mastered his swordsmanship and developed his own fighting style which led back to Kiichi Hogen’s style and teachings. (Kiichi Hogen was a legendary character from the Heiki Monogatari and a teacher of Minamoto no Yoshitsun ???!????)????????????????????????????????)=????????%?????L??qQ???]????%?)????e??t???-????????????????????)??????????????????????????)???=????-???????????????????)??????????????????????????????)???????e?????????????????)????????L????????-????()1????)???????????U????)-??????????e??????)-???????)Q????????-??????)???????????????????)????????????????)M?????4??????????)5?????()????e???????-???????????????)????????????????????????!????)?????????????????????????????)????????????9???????????????)?????M?????e?????????-???????????)??????????????????????????L??????)M?????e?????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)??????????????M??-???????????)????????????????????????????)??????????????M?????e??????????)???????????????????????)M??????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????()???M??????-????????????????)????????????????????????!?)?????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)???????)e???????-????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)???????????????????????)Q???e???????????????????????)????????????????????????????)???M????????????e???????Q??)e???????????????????????)???????M???????5??????L?M??????)??????????????????????????)???????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????)???????????????e????????M??????)5??????????????????5????)5????????????????????????????)?????%????????Q????????????????? ??)??????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)???????I???????????????)????????????e???????????????????)????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????)???????????????????????????)=??????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????????e??????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????)????????????????????)e???????-?????????????????)??????????????e??????????????)1??????=???)M??????)????????????????????????e??????????)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????() UQQ%9?()?((??((0