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Bujinkan Ju-Taijutsu

The Bujinkan Dojo is the study of Nine Classical Bujutsu & Ninjutsu Ryuha as inherited by Soke Hatsumi. One of these Ryuha is Takagi Yoshin Ryu. Hatsumi Sensei is the 17th Soke of this style.Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu was said to be a specialised form of techniques for bodyguards or "yojimbo" within the corridors,rooms, and small spaces of a castle. The techniques are aimed at "breaking" the ability to take ukemi or escape, controlling strongly, swiftly, and often painfully.The Takagi Yoshin Ryu was founded by Oriemon Takagi who was born in 1625 and died in 1711. Before founding the Ryu, he was defeated in a match against Yagyu Tajimanokami who was skilled in the techniques of the Yagyu Ryu.Following this defeat, he spent thirty seven days training on Mount Kurama in the hope that he could understand why he had lost the match. It is said that on his final day on Mount Kurama, Takagi had a dream where he was being attacked by a fierce tiger which he managed to kill by aiming his spear at it's eyes. This dream led Takagi to realise the importance of the eyes. He later had a rematch with Yagyu and managed to beat him by aiming his sword at Yagyu's eyes.In the Seventeenth Century, there was a match between Gennoshin Hidetoshi Takagi of the Takagi Yoshin Ryu and Okuni Shigenobu of the Kukishinden Ryu. Gennoshin won the match in Ju Jutsu whereas Okuni won the match in Bo Jutsu.As a result of this match, a friendship developed between these two Ryu and when Gennoshin died, the Ryu was handed over to Okuni which led to the Takagi Yoshin Ryu and the Kukishinden Ryu being handed down together to subsequent generations.The schools technical levels are as follow:Shoden Omote no Kata -13 waza Shoden Ura no Kata – 21 wazaChuden no Sabaki Gata – 10 waza Chuden no Tai no Gata – 15 wazaOkuden no Kata – 15 waza Eri Shime Gata – 8 wazaMoguri Gata – 11 wazaMutoDori – 7 waza Daisho Sabaki Gata – 14 wazaThe following footage is my understanding of the teachings/transmissions I recieved while living in Japan. 南虎

Posted by Bujinkan Tasmania Budo Dojo 徳武流水武神館武道道場 on Sunday, 8 May 2016

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