Chronicle of Ages
The Hida are the main branch of the Crab and fit every stereotype of that clan. They tend to be larger then the average Rokugani and are as every bit as brutish as the reputation offers of them. The Hida bushi school is one of the oldest in the Empire but has always been willing to adapt to changing information and willing to accept anything that might prove useful towards their ancient duty. This includes incorporating wrestling and hand to hand combat as well as heavy weapons.
The Hida are often known to utilize weapons other then the standard daisho. it is not that they don’t honor the weapons of their ancestors. Rather it is that only the heavy weapons of a Tetsubo or Dai-Tsuchi that are acceptable to be sullied in the constant battle with the Shadowlands.