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Re: Who would win in a swordfight?

by gregor42 (Parson)
on Jul 12, 2006 at 19:27 UTC ( #560797=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Who would win in a swordfight?

Many answers are possible, and yet only one answer is possible...

The one who fights himself.

The one who walks away from the fight.

The one who lived on to teach others his skills.

The one who actually existed.


So the answer is obvious: Musashi-sama



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Re^2: Who would win in a swordfight?
by spiritway (Vicar) on Jul 13, 2006 at 05:29 UTC

    That would be my understanding. Musashi-yama was undefeated... Musashi got to be so good that he began fighting with sticks, oars, and other things, not even using his sword. Not sure how he'd decapitate Connor McLeod with a stick, though...

      That would be my understanding. Musashi-yama was undefeated...

      As with all the legends listed above, it depends on which storyline you choose. :-)

      In one popular story, Musashi was defeated exactly once: by an unknown farmer who fought with a wooden staff. Musashi learned never to underestimate an opponent, and extended the lesson by deliberately fighting other swordmasters with weapons that they were unprepared to fight against; staves, wooden swords, oars.... one famous story has him knock a challenger unconcious with a wood sculpture after the foolish contender wouldn't leave Musashi alone to finish his woodcarving, and kept pestering him for a duel...

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