'Period of Training'. Sometimes used for Kempo. Influenced the Yoshin-Ryu.

A 16th century unconventional school of martial arts (generally called Kobudo) which uses the techniques of the Yo-ryu, the use of the arquebus.


In ancient times China was divided into six kingdoms. Qin, the king of the northern province, is under permanent threat of assassination attempts. His greatest fears are the warriors "Broken Sword", "Flying Snow" and "Sky". One day one of the magistrates of his kingdom enters the palace, claims that he defeated all three of the emperor's adversaries and tells his story; how he beat "Sky" in a duel and used the love between "Broken Sword" and "Flying Snow" to subdue them.
Jet Li, Ziyi Zhang. Director: Yimou Zhang. 2005

House of the Flying Daggers

During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. A police officer called Leo sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers". Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin breaking her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization.
But things are far more complicated than they seem...
Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau. Director: Yimou Zhang. 2004.