Evidence of cross contamination between Japanese and Western sword fighting styles?
Are there any documented cases of cross pollination between western sword fighting techniques and Japanese ones? Such cross contamination could have happened during the Sengoku-jidai. This period would focus more on the practical aspect of swordsmanship. While during the Meiji restoration, guns were already more popular for battle. However, both western fencing and Japanese ken-jutsu may have had more opportunity to mix. Note: *I am really not interested in which style is superior or better or could slash more arse.*