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The Gyokko Ryu, meaning “School of the Jeweled Tiger”, is one of the oldest Japanese martial arts and one of the few that claims its origins. Gyokko-ryū (玉虎流) is a school of Japanese martial arts that specialises in kosshijutsu (骨指術), shitōjutsu (指頭術) and ninpō (忍法). Gyokko-ryū was founded. Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術), is another of the 9 Schools of the Bujinkan. It is one of the nine ryū (schools) taught to the current.

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9 Schools of Bujinkan: Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu

However, in case of danger, he should keep his spirit free and remain silent. Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu is from the famous Taijutsu tradition. There are also other rules that apply to the personality of the student if they wish to practice Gyokko Ryu: The only exception I have found to this is Kacem who has taught Gyokko Ryu Koppojutsu ggokko breaking elements in past seminars. March 18, at The main feature of the school is the footwork. In older times it was known as Shitojutsu fingertip techniqueslater as Kosshijutsu fingerjoint techniques.

A Gyokko Ryu practitioner waits for the opponent to attackin order to leave them with no chance. The Gyokko Ryu states that when a fight is about to start, do not let the opponent win, but take him down with a technique that is only as strong as is needed to match ggokko situation.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Gyokko Ryu has principal Dojo Rules: This is similar to the stamping that is found within Baji Quan and the Jia Zi Quan influence a military art that specialised in Spear; no coincidence that this is also the description for Baji Quan or Ba Zi Quan as it was formerly called!

The mindset needed is to believe in certain victory!


Furthermore, these eight basic techniques are also to be found in other Bujinkan Ryu, each with different feelings of movement and partly with different techniques.

This can be used effectively for catching and guiding a weapon or limb where you want it without having to grab it, plus it keeps the thumbs ready for pressure striking the body rgu unusual angles. However, although one must destroy the force of the enemy, you should also endeavour to spare his life.

The Gyokko Ryu is gyokki down into five levels: This shows a link between the Chinese and Japanese arts that I practice.

In reality, according to Chinese Martial Art history, there are 3 likely origins: This is the preferred style out of which several scenarios for fighting techniques are practised. The three basic Kamae spiritual attitude or posture of this school show the role fyu the Boshi Ken as a weapon: Almost only the area of kosshijutsu attacks against muscles and nerves is taught these days within the Bujinkan. Later the 5th Togakure Daisuke of Togakure Gykoko took and developed the idea of the weighted chain even further.

Kyoketsushoge means “running the mountain” or “a high jump”.

As basics in Taijutsu there are Ichimonji, Hicho and Jumonji. He was also known as Tozawa Kaneuji and retainer for Minamoto Tameto. Authentic Ninjutsu Zenformation for the Modern Shinobi. If this is true then it is unlikely that he was Shaolin, since the monks did not often populate the Imperial guard, and they were not known for these types of controlling techniques.


As a strong enemy comes, keep an indomitable spirit. Personally I think this is too much of a generic explanation.

By using our website, you agree to our privacy policy. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Today the Gyokko Ryu forms the technical basis of the Tenchijin — Bujinkan syllabus. Yet the power and strength come exclusively from the refined way of aligning and structuring the body, as opposed to muscular contraction.


An iron ring was gykoko by a decided length of rope to the weapons handle. Jia Zi Quan is of particular interest, because the description of the movements, are not only very similar to Baji Quan, but also have similarities to the Gyokko Ryu.

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Later different sizes of Kama were used so now we say Kusarigama to the weapon as it is seen very later. This website uses cookies to provide the necessary site functionality and to improve your experience. When a joint lock is being practised, this is not done using pure muscle strength but, by using skillful footwork and with retention of the joint lock, you move your body to apply pressure on the opposing joint.

With such, one could quickly disappear, this is a Kuden. Forget self; be patient and do not fear dying. The legendary Momochi Sandayu of Iga learned the techniques from Toda. The Sanshin no kata is one of the hiden secret transmissions. These are high principles indeed, and more common to a Taoist or Zen Buddhist philosophy, as opposed to a Muslim one. Your email address will not be published.

This is of particular interest to me, since I also practice Baji Zhandao kungfu, which like the Bujinkan, is made up of many different schools of martial art.

Takamatsu taught this only to Hatsumi Sensei. Which correlates with the Kosshijutsu striking techniques of this school.

It should also be noted that the Muslim Communities during the Tang Dynasty were the main populace that made up the Imperial army! March 19, at