Hirayama Gyozo

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Hirayama Gyozo (平山 行蔵, Hirayama Gyōzō, also "Kōzō", 1759 – 1828) was a Japanese fencer and author of the Kensetsu ("Discourse on swords").[1] He founded the Chukō Shingan Ryū, an offshoot of the Shingan school,[2] and emphasised the use of a shorter-than-normal sword.[3] Gyozo is credited with developing the concept of the bugei juhappan (the "eighteen martial arts").[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenji Tokitsu, Musashi Miyamoto; Miyamoto Musashi: his life and writings, Shambhala, 2004, ISBN 978-1-59030-045-9 p79
  2. ^ Minoru Kiyota; Kendō: its philosophy, history, and means to personal growth, Kegan Paul International, 1995, ISBN 978-0-7103-0474-2 p64
  3. ^ Kenji Tokitsu, Budo: Ki and the sense of combat, Disfruto y Hago, 2007, ISBN 978-84-8019-912-4 p105 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Karl F. Friday, Fumitake Seki, Legacies of the sword: the Kashima-Shinryū and samurai martial culture, University of Hawaii Press, 1997, p199