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History ChannelMark Dacascos travels to Japan to trace the footsteps of the ultimate samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi.

Miyamoto Musashi is widely considered as a Kensei and one of the greatest warriors of all time.

Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵?, c. 1584 – June 13, 1645), also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was a Japanese swordsman and rōnin.

Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age.

He was the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and the author of The Book of Five Rings (五輪の書 Go Rin No Sho?), a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.

 

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Samurai - Miyamoto Musashi