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Miyamoto Musashi
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    (1584-June 13, 1645)
    Birth name is Shinmen Musashi no Kami Fujiwara no Genshin
    Fought in over 60 duels
    Fought in 'The Battle of Sekigahara' and 'The Shimabara Rebellion'
    Wrote 'The Book of Five Rings,' 'The 19 Articles of Self-Discipline,' 'The 35 Articles of Swordsmanship' and 'Dokkodo, (The Path of Self-Reliance)'
    Founded Hyoho Niten Ichiryu style swordsmanship
    He never took a bath because he didn't want to be caught unarmed.
    Much of his life is shrouded in mystery and legend.
    He has a long birth name!
    He contracted eczema at infancy, which shaped his appearance.
    His duel record is in question since most Samurai RARELY record their losses.
    He was a Kensei (or Sword Saint in english).
    He supposedly never lost a duel.
    He won his first duel at age 13.
    He won most of his duels using only wooden sticks.
    He once defeated a master swordsman with a wooden sword.
    His most famous duel was against prominent swordsman Sasaki Kojiro.
    His birth mother died from giving childbirth.
    The name Musashi came from a warrior monk of a similar name who used 9 weapons.
    He adopted a child.
    He founded his own martial arts school.
    He is a pop-culture icon in Japan.
    In fact, he was portrayed by Toshiro Mifune in a movie.

Credit: Jeff


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