The Asahina Battle School taught Asahina Shugenja students in the ways of battle, becoming the Asahina Sohei. [1]

Founding Edit

The school was founded by Asahina Mataro, who gathered other Asahina to resolve the deficiencies of the Crane shugenja on the battlefield. The Daidoji Daimyo Daidoji Rekai granted him an abandoned monastery in the heights of the Spine of the World Mountains near Cold Wind City, to train in secrecy Asahina Shugenja in the ways of battle. [2]

Tradition Edit

It accepted only Crane shugenja as students, and kept its existence a carefully guarded secret. Students learned magic, basics of battle and conflict, and the proper use of wakizashi as element of surprise during fight. [3]

Training Edit

All students learned to use the wakizashi in close combat, techniques based on surprise, footwork, and efficiency of movement. Mataro used the knowledge of Akodo's Leadership, "Know your enemy. Know yourself.", studying the book of their ancestral enemies at the school. The shugenja here were devoted to the Air kami, but they learned how to whip them into an angry frenzy, channeling the anger to increase the damage of their spells. [3]

Notable Sensei Edit

Notable Students Edit


  1. Way of the Shugenja, p. 32
  2. Way of the Shugenja, p. 30
  3. 3.0 3.1 Way of the Shugenja, p. 31

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