At the Emperor's Winter Court in the late 6th century an Ikoma Courtier tricked the brash Daidoji Daimyo into entering a tournament for the Emperor's favor. The Lion claimed a display of courtly dance, so the Daidoji performed a series of kata with his yari. When the Emperor demanded to know the name of the art, the Crane impulsively answered "Resplendent Crane Yarijutsu". 
Style and Purpose Edit
Students spent hours moving through complex kata, spinning the yari through defensive arcs or performing aggressive thrusts and parries. Demonstrations of Resplendent Crane Yarijutsu as an artful dance were a popular attraction in the courts. 
- A novice began to learn to use the yari as both an offensive and defensive weapon.
- An advanced student learned to use his weapon to best advantage, attacking enemies boch at range and in close combat.
- The master could draw upon the lull potential of the yari for power, accuracy, or defense.
Known Advanced Maneuvers Edit
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