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제목 [아시아] Tessenjutsu

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    2020-12-22
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Name Tessenjutsu
Alternative Names
Origin Japan
Main Techniques Weapon-based
Weapons (if weapon-based) Others (Tessen)
Purpose of Practice Warrior Arts
Type of Origination Transmitted
Degree of Sportification
Yes (Year: )      No
General Information Tessenjutsu is a Japanese weapon-based martial art that uses an iron fan designed for combat in warfare (Mol 2003). Tessenjutsu was part of swords schools like kenjutsu styles and was hardly ever taught as a separate art. Many samurai carried a tessen as a protective weapon for self-defence, especially when they were not armed with other weapons like swords. For a samurai, using lethal swords against a lower-ranking rival was not considered appropriate, so they preferred to use a tessen, which was thought to be sophisticated, in a defensive manner (Cunningham 2008). Most tessenjutsu techniques are not devised to inflict harm on an opponent, but to neutralise and restrain the opponent.
History/Development Exponents posit that tessenjutsu was founded in the early edo period by Kurume Heinai Nagamori, a samurai and disciple of Yagyu Munenori known as a swords instructor. Training swords styles, Kurume Nagamori was inspired to defeat an opponent without actually cutting him down. Based on other systems such as jujutsu, juttejutsu, and hojojutsu, he founded Yagyu Ryu Tessenjutsu; however, this is contested as Yagyus were sword instructors that were not permitted to add the name Yagyu to their own school’s name (Mol 2003).
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Additional Materials
References - Mol, S. (2003). Classical Weaponry of Japan: Special Weapons and Tactics of the Martial Arts. Tokyo: Kodansha International.
- Cunningham, D. (2008). Samurai Weapons: Tools of the Warrior. Clarendon, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing