yagyu jubei

Muneyoshi, so they say, was already quite a capable swordsman, but lost to Ise No Kami in a two-out-of-three match using the Shinkage-ryu’s innovative leather-wrapped split bamboo practice sword. Three years later, at the age of 36, Jubei wrote Tsukimi No Sho, a treatise which validated his succession to the Edo branch of the Yagyu Shinkage-ryu tradition. As such, many clans requested sword instructors from that school. A popular pulp novel, Yagyu Ichizoku No Inbo The Intrigues of the Yagyu Family became the basis for an entertaining swashbuckling movie of the same name, which led to a thelevision series. Jubei Yagyu is based off of a character of the same name from the movie Makai Tensei.

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Jubei disappears from the official Edo records for some 12 years. In another tale, Jubei was at a daimyo lord’s estate when a masterless samurai, or ronin, managed to enter the domicile and requested a match. After only a few years of living in Edo, Jubei left his civil duties and returned to his village.

The Yagyu, under Muneyoshi, lived in a quiet hamlet in the area of Yagyu, several miles outside of Nara City proper, in the middle of the Yamato river basin. His swordmanship techniques are still studied today by martial arts masters throughout Japan, and the legend surrounding his mysterious and badass life only continues to swell with time.

YAGYU JUBEI – Master Swordsman and…… Shogun’s Spy? – AKADEMIA KENJUTSU

Nature and fiction writers abhor a vacuum, so pulp writers had a field day filling in the void with their own speculations. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. A large band of cutthroats surrounded him, demanding his overcoat and his swords in return for his life.


In any case, the legends yagyuu that while a young man, Jubei was practicing a leaping technique. The sword tip struck Jubei’s right eye, blinding him. Others speculate that Jubei went on a long journey up and down the length and breadth of Japan, like a true bugeisha, to hone his skills in the time-honored tradition of musha shugyo.

He is also based on the historical figure of the same name. Legends have become so entwined with real documents that, like Musashi, we often can’t tell what is true and what is fairy tale. He gathered warriors from that area to support Ieyasu’s upcoming decisive battle with the Western alliance, led by Ishida Mitsunari.

Munenori might have managed to keep his son’s name out of the lists, in return for Daddy taking him back to the old home and forcing him to mend his ways. Deliberately provoking a fight and causing the samurai to draw their swords, Jubei cut off the arm of jagyu of them, cleanly sliced through the leg of another, causing his death by blood loss, and scared the other four away.

One road led straight through the Yamato area. Get Known if you don’t have an account.

His posthumous Buddhist name homyo is Soh-go. When fellow badass Ieyasu Tokugawa conquered all of Japan and unified it under one shogun for the first time in I think like a thousand years or something, he brought Jubei’s dad in to teach swordery to his family and his most trusted advisors.

However, portraits from Jubei’s time portray him as having both eyes. Yagyu Jubei triumphantly returned from the ether, served as the martial arts instructor to the shogun for a while, taught his school of fighting to a ton of students, wrote a bunch of books about how to effectively kick asses, and then abruptly died in when he became so awesome that his heart spontaneously combusted.


But at the time, Jubei was no older than six years old. Although he easily defeated him, he decided to find other strong warriors to show the power of Yagyu Shinkageryuu. While a shogun’s sword master may be nothing to sneeze at, the stipend and prestige was not as high as the income and status of the major daimyo lords, not by a long shot.

While isolated by valleys and mountains, access through the Yamato plains was essential for any general hoping to consolidate rule over all of Japan. Hell, like I said, a lot of folks out there are still arguing about whether or not he even actually wore an eyepatch, so that pretty much shows you what we know about this dude’s life.

Jubei had timed and distanced himself perfectly, something neither the daimyo or the hapless ronin were able to understand in the previous matches with wooden weapons.

Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi

Views Read Edit View history. PocketMatch of the Millennium Mini Game. Muneyoshi, so they say, was already quite a capable swordsman, but lost to Ise No Kami in a two-out-of-three match using the Shinkage-ryu’s innovative leather-wrapped jibei bamboo practice sword. Perhaps, the tale disguised a simple fact, Watatani concludes.

Munenori’s father, Yagyu Matauemon No Jo Muneyoshi Sekishusai, was the founder of the family’s swordfighting tradition.

Jubei Yagyu (disambiguation)

As the flow of time takes us further from the truth, we may never know for certain. This article’s factual accuracy is disputed. Not much about his life is known as solid fact.

Later, family members were enlisted to serve two branches of the Tokugawa family, and thus two major strains of this ryu developed; the Edo Yagyu, based in Edo town present-day Tokyoand the Owari Yagyu.

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