Ninjutsu Techniques · Bujinkan Densho · Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu · Koto Ryu Koppojutsu · Togakure Ryu Ninpo · Takagi Yoshin Ryu. Koto Ryu Koppojutsu (虎倒流骨法術) translates as “Tiger Knock Down School”. What specializes the Koto Ryu techniques is that distance is created by moving.

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The Hekito is unarmed combat against sword, but a skilled member of the school can also do the Hekito with sword against sword.

This usually is because the person using the technique has insufficient ability and knowledge to prevent the injury from occurring. We as martial artists and if we happen to be healthcare workers also have to make choices about how to use our knowledge.

The Art of Koppojutsu

Typical movement within the Koto Ryu is: This historical information of the seven traditions taught within tevhniques Budo Ryu Kai I feel is correct based on my personal koppojutsh and research. Koto Ryu is one of the very few Ryu that sometimes changes the grip of the sword by holding it with the left hand near the tsuka.

There went several generations before the system was organized by Sakagami Taro Kunishige. Directionally speaking the Koto Ryu is straighter in and the Gyokko Ryu revolves more on a circular basis either in yourself or in your opponent when taking their balance.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

It is also a question of whether force is used, the position of the opponent, and kkoppojutsu the technique is applied. When searching for information regarding secret societies and old martial arts schools of training, it is very hard if not impossible to find all of the information regarding the history of the arts. Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such.: Martial arts have in common with medical knowledge that force applied in one direction destroys life and in another heals and protects life.

Anyone who has had the experience of working in an koppojjutsu department or hospital with an orthopedic and trauma service can attest to the plethora of different types of fractures, their gruesome appearance, the pain experienced and the protracted recoveries often endured. It also is worth techniqyes out that in a brief article on this subject, there can only be a perfunctory and superficial level of discussion and that the body of knowledge of Koppojutsu could fill one to two volumes of text with needed copious illustrations.


I n water this changes, and the system characteristics are different.

Toda, Shinryuken Masamitsu Kobe Because of the hard character of the Koto Ryu techniques it demands hard discipline training to harden the body. In most martial arts training, these concepts are not fully articulated. Koppojutsu is not just about breaking the long bones in our limbs, which not surprisingly, are the toughest, it is about breaking and dislocating complex bony structures like the pelvis, the spine and the skull.

That is a lot. So the knowledge of Koppojutsu is not only to cause fractures, dislocations, avulsions and disability, it is also to prevent it and even to heal it. The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance. The exact origin of Koto Ryu is unknown, it was probably brought to Japan from what today is Korea by a person named Chan Buso in the 16th Century.

To some this may seem stating the obvious. There are many similarities between the 2 schools. Any set of techniques aimed at breaking bones is sure to be painful and likely crippling.

The Koto Ryu also contains kuji prayer forms and they are called Sanpo Gassho 3 treasures. This is part of the reason why patterns, forms or kata are popular in martial arts. In order not to chase static and leveraging points in a moving body, which by process will always be too late. The principles of Koppojutsu have to do with understanding weaknesses in anatomical bony structures. Kaku Gassho – Fire and Wind Prayer.

The knowledge of Koppojutsu is a valuable and important part of martial arts. There are story’s about Takamatsu Sensei in the ‘s when he convinced Koizume Shizuo, a journalist from the Tokyo Sport Newspaper, by literally drilling five holes through the bark of a tree with his Shako Ken finger strike.


This second perspective is the one advocated in the Geijin Ryu. To recognize the opportunity for Koppojutsu you need the knowledge of osteological anatomy and you have to understand musculature along with dynamic physiology of a human body in motion. Pin It on Pinterest. The advantage however, lies in being able to use the knowledge in many postures, situations, with or without weapons and in a non-scripted fashion which in real combat is the norm.

This gives multiple ways of holding the sword with crossed arms that would totally confuse the attacker, and sometimes convince him that the stylist was an amateur and an easy opponent.

Martial arts like many other things is to a large extent taught through a process of pattern recognition. Koto Ryu Koppojutsu…… 2.


Koppojutsu takes a lot to learn in any detail. Short distancing, and striking hard. Koto Ryu also has an unusual way of using the katana. Five Levels of the Koto Ryu. That static point creates the leverage for the rest of the body to move.

Although pattern recognition is used in the very beginning, competence and later mastery of techniques can only occur through the deeper understanding of body systems. In his self biography he has written that he got hard fingers and toes by hitting stone and gravel until the blood came through the finger and toenails.

Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such In Geijin Ryu the approach more heavily emphasizes and relies on applying knowledge of the body adaptably. Koppojutsu …… The rest is unclear.