As part of the Martial history, we actively share in the knowledge, training, and lineage of the Martial Arts. This connects us to the Warriors, events and the foundation of our Martial past.
Through our dedication in the Arts, we are continuing the Martial Way of our present, into the future and beyond.
c. 540 - 495 BCE
General, Writer and Philosopher
Authored - The Art of War
Rodrigo El Cid Díaz de Vivar
(c. 1043 - 1099)
Burgos, Kingdom of Castile - Spain
Military Leader, Outstanding Warrior
c. 1157 - 1247
Genpei War - Battle of Awazu in 1184
Temüjin Genghis Khan (c. 1162 - August 18, 1227)
Founder of the Mongol Empire, which would become the Largest Contiguous Empire in History.
Takeda Shingen (December 1, 1521 - May 13, 1573)
"Swift as the Wind, Silent as a Forest, Fierce as Fire and Immovable as a Mountain.”
Took control of his clan at age 21. Know for his martial arts skills and courage, he fought a long series of famous battles with Uesugi Kenshin, including the Battle of Kawanakajima. He is also known for his use of a war fan as primary weapon in many battles.
As a powerful Daimyo, Takeda fought for control of Japan during the "Warring States" period
Oda Nobunaga (June 23, 1534 - June 21, 1582)
The son of Nda Nobuhide , Oda was headstrong, highly intelligent Daimyo who showed a keen interest in Western Arms, Armor and Culture.
He lived a life of continuous military conquest with the goal to conquer and unite Japan - set the stage for his successor and the first Shogun to achieve it.
Tokugawa Ieyasu (January 31, 1543 - June 1, 1616)
The Founder and First Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan
One of the "Three Giant Unifiers" of feudal Japan
Salvator Fabris (1544-1618)
Italian Rapier Fencing Master
Date Masamune (September 5, 1567 - June 27, 1636)
“Rectitude carried to excess hardens into stiffness; benevolence indulged beyond measure sinks into weakness."
The "One Eyed Dragon" known for his missing eye (which he is said to have plucked out himself after suffering from smallpox as a child) was famed as a brilliant tactician.
With his distinctive crescent moon helmet, he struck fear into the hearts of his enemies with a terrifying reputation for ruthlessness and brutality.