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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However, in case of danger, gyoklo should keep his spirit free and remain silent. In older times it was known as Shitojutsu fingertip techniqueslater as Gyikko fingerjoint techniques. Its original name is Gyokko Ryu Ninpo. 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.

Instead of one end, he weighted both ends and developed techniques that allowed free movement. The weapons specific to the Gyokko Ryu are not often taught within the Bujinkan, but once again, as with the koppojutsu, with Kacem and Ishizuka Sensei, there is an exception. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Sanshin no kata is one of the hiden secret transmissions. This includes all the important fighting methods: Today the Gyokko Ryu forms the technical basis of the Tenchijin — Bujinkan syllabus.

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As basics in Taijutsu there are Ichimonji, Hicho and Jumonji. March 18, at These are high principles indeed, and more common to a Taoist or Zen Buddhist philosophy, as opposed to a Muslim one. It has been passed down through the generations to Masaaki Hatsumi who is the 28th grandmaster. Jia Zi Quan is of particular interest, because the description of gyokoo movements, are not only very similar to Baji Quan, but also have similarities to the Gyokko Ryu.

The Dragon shakes hands with the Tiger.

In danger, say and show nothing. Forget self; be patient and do not fear dying.

Gyokko Ryu

The following are nine rules of the Gyokko Ryu: It should also be noted that the Muslim Communities during the Tang Dynasty were the main populace that made up the Imperial army! Takamatsu holding a Migi no Kamae with Boshi Ken.

March 19, at Kyoketsushoge means “running the mountain” or “a high jump”. By using our website, you agree gyikko our privacy policy.

Technically there is Sandan Kamae 3 step stancesthe Kosshi-Ken how to punch or hit Kamae and how to use style have a total of 9 ways. This is the preferred style out of which several scenarios for fighting techniques are practised. Great info on the Gyokko Ryu gykkko. Later different sizes of Kama were used so now we say Kusarigama to the weapon as it is seen very later. If battle is unavoidable, don’t let him near you, or if he’s determined too close then use the extreme Waza to take him down.

Authentic Ninjutsu Zenformation for the Modern Shinobi. The main feature of the school is the footwork.

Heaven is change, which is natural. With gyokki, one could quickly disappear, this is a Kuden. A Gyokko Ryu practitioner waits for the opponent to attackin order to leave ruy with no chance. He was also known as Tozawa Kaneuji and retainer for Minamoto Tameto.


The school specializes in techniques that involve Kosshijutsu attack against muscles and Shitojutsu use of thumbs and fingers. Each is written as a separate scroll. June 9, at This is the philosophy of the school. 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.

Almost only the area of kosshijutsu attacks against muscles and nerves is taught these days within the Bujinkan. Which correlates with the Kosshijutsu striking techniques of this school. Typical for the Gyokko Ryu are the powerful blocks and balance taking.

Takamatsu taught this only to Hatsumi Sensei. Serve and protect the master, as you must your parents. Koto Ryu Koppojutsu is the same. Being drunk affects your judgement. Gradually the rope gave way to the chain.

Gyokko Ryu – Ninjutsu

Learn how your comment data is processed. This website uses cookies to provide the necessary site functionality and to improve your experience. The preferred position for defence is Migi no kamae right leg in front in order to protect the heart better against attacks.