The Greatest Samurai In History Used Wooden Swords

An artist, author, soldier, and philosopher

Erik Brown
Jul 18, 2020 · 7 min read
Miyamoto Musashi with two Bokken (wooden quarterstaves) 1600’s — [Public Domain]

“My first duel was when I was thirteen, I struck down a strategist of the Shinto school, one Arima Kihei. When I was sixteen I struck down an able strategist, Tadashima Akiyama. When I was twenty-one I went up to the capital and met all manner of strategists, never once failing to win in many contests.