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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How the students behave is a reflection on the caliber of the teaching and the selection of the students themselves. They are listed as the Gassho Kuji Kiri nine symbol slashes prayers.

The ability to use these techniques in the way that causes fractures requires an understanding of how the techniques work. It is in instances like these, where the knowledge of Koppojutsu can be used to avoid unnecessary injury.

The idea of permanent or long lasting bodily damage would certainly be a deterrent to any would be assailant or enemy. Kongo – Cloud Prayer. We as martial artists and if we happen to be kopojutsu workers also have to make choices about how to use our knowledge. Others might argue that the dangers of the techniques should be consistently pointed out, such that the student using the technique has the choice and discretion about how to use the techniques.

What specializes the Koto Ryu techniques is that distance is created techniquss moving along with the attack, then moving forward with a strike and then move quickly out to a safe distance again.

Most of those who would go to the length of acquiring this body of knowledge, are unlikely to be the same individuals to abuse it, when there are so many easier ways tcehniques harm people. Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such Learning this requires an understanding of the kind of force needed to break bones, and in which direction this can happen. If techniquds schools are studied completely, the student will know all forms of fighting, including distance, striking, throws, and locks.


Although gravitation is still present, it is counter acted by buoyancy and this complicates things. 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. In many ways, this makes the art harder to learn and conceptual challenging.

Suirin – Water Ring Prayer. It also is worth pointing 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.

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. In Geijin Ryu the approach more heavily emphasizes and relies on applying knowledge of the body adaptably.

This congruence is not accidental, it is inherent in the destructive and regenerative process for all living things.


These change with the body posture. The Koto Ryu techniques are shorter, quick, and straight to the point; the Gyokko Ryu has longer more complicated techniques, and the techniques have more movement. That static point creates the leverage for the rest of the body to move. The Koto Ryu concentrates more on striking, and the Gyokko Ryu more on locks and throws. Finally, it should also be pointed out that an actively resisting enemy creates opportunities to apply Koppojutsu in ways that are not easily predicted in the dojo.

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. 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. Because of the hard character of the Koto Ryu techniques it demands hard discipline training to harden the body.

Koppojutsu means to destroy the bone structure on the attacker. This is to eliminate the possibility of adaptation techniiques the system to koppojutsk stress needed to break it. 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.


This means that many of the commonly used tecgniques techniques in the martial arts are Koppojutsu techniques.

The Art of Koppojutsu

Koto Ryu also has an unusual way koppojutsuu using the katana. Toda, Shinryuken Masamitsu Kobe It is not uncommon to hear of fractures induced by security personnel, law enforcement or civilians trying to restrain a resisting individual. 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.

Some of the differences between Koto Ryu and Gyokko ryu are as follows: Typical movement within the Koto Ryu is: This raises the question as to whether the teacher of an art should systematically point out the risks associated with their techniques.

In order to understand how Koppojutsu works, a few underlying concepts have to be understood.

Kongo — Cloud prayer 2. This is koppojtsu to come in with a strike at exactly 90 degrees against the bone structure of the attacker to do the most damage. Kaku Gassho – Fire and Wind Prayer. Attacks to koppoojutsu face, in addition to metsubushi, are common in the techniques of the school.

This second perspective is the one advocated in the Geijin Ryu. That is a lot. The teacher should give them all the tools they need to make that possible. The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance.

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