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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That tecnniques a lot. 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.

The Art of Koppojutsu

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Lineage. How the students behave is a reflection on the caliber of the teaching and the selection of the students themselves. Five Levels of the Koto Ryu. What is less obvious is what are those adaptations, and what koppojutau their implications regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the skeleton.

Kaku Gassho – Fire and Wind Prayer.

There after the Koto Ryu was following the same family line as Gyokko Ryu. Toda, Shinryuken Masamitsu Kobe If both schools are studied completely, the student will know all forms of fighting, including distance, striking, throws, and locks.

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.

This is done to come in with a strike at exactly 90 degrees against the bone structure of the attacker to do the most damage.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

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. This is to eliminate the possibility of adaptation of the system to the stress needed to break it. We as martial artists and if we happen to be healthcare workers also have to make choices about how to use our knowledge.


There went several generations before the system was organized by Sakagami Techniqued Kunishige. 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. The Koto Ryu has a unique form of Kenjutsu Swordsmanship.

The information that I have listed is the information that I gathered from my teachers, my training and my personal research of the 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 understanding of how to induce static koppoojutsu in parts of the body has everything to do with how our bodies have evolved in a gravitational environment.

The real task of accomplishing Koppojutsu lies in the process that sets up the opponent to be subjected to a fracture. This is part of the reason why patterns, forms or kata are popular in martial arts. Then kkppojutsu can use the art as they see fit, and not only that, but if their goal is to survive a potentially dangerous encounter.

Takamatsu Toshitsugu started his training in Koto Ryu when he was nine years old, techhniques was considered a Koto Ryu master when he was 13 years old. Suirin — Water ring prayer 3. This usually is because the person using the technique has insufficient ability and knowledge to prevent the injury from occurring. I really do not know, but suspect that the unwanted injuries it can prevent probably outnumber the wonton use of these techhiques to hurt others.

That static point creates the leverage for the rest of the body to move. We are all familiar with images in martial art films depicting memorably broken arms and legs, with the enemy permanently and excruciatingly put out of commission.


Koto Ryu Koppojutsu –

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 tehniques, where the knowledge of Koppojutsu can be used to avoid unnecessary injury. This means that many of the commonly used joint-locking techniques in the martial arts are Koppojutsu techniques. The principles of Koppojutsu have to do with understanding weaknesses in anatomical bony structures.

Short distancing, and striking hard. Any set of techniques aimed at koppoiutsu bones is sure to be painful and likely crippling. People interested in the greater culture of the martial arts will take this learning as a serious responsibility and will use it ethically.

Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such They are listed as the Gassho Kuji Kiri nine symbol slashes prayers. 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. Koppojutsu is not koplojutsu 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.

The careless, reckless, unscrupulous or ignorant healer can hurt their vulnerable patients in the same way a martial artist can who does not recognize or understand the power hidden in their activities.