Taito Corp released Great Swordsman in 1984. It combined fencing, Japanese kendo fighting and gladiator sword fighting in one arcade machine.
There are 3 fencing opponents to defeat before the bonus stage of deflecting arrows being shot at you begins.
The Kendo stage has a total of 5 bamboo wielding opponents before its bonus stage.
The Gladiator stage has a total of 7 raging Romans looking to rip you asunder.