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Simply put, it is our opinion that modern-day ninjutsu and ninjutsu-derived arts are not koryu bujutsu. They are not based on a continuous. Koryū are the classical Japanese martial arts predating the Meiji Restoration in Koryū includes the obvious – swordsmanship, archery. The International Koryu-Bujutsu is an organisation that embraces different traditional martial arts, which cultivate old traditional Bujutsu without any sport.

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The main considerations for koryu bujutsu status are often debated in online forums – which is ironic, as the best answers in the martial arts are found not in the knowing analysis but in the doing. Yorifusa bujursu a retainer of the Koshu Takeda who founded a school of jujutsu called Taiyo ryu.

These articles focus on answering questions for the prospective koryu trainee. This use of the iron fan was taught him by a mythological creature, a tengu, who had also instructed him in the art of swordsmanship. He has published a number of books on martial arts, on crisis intervention, hostage negotiation,and fiction. From there the art spread all the way to E But for those that train in koryu, they rarely ask, “why”.

A great starting place however is to read the Koryu Primer by Diane Skoss. He felt the techniques of F We have made every effort to be as low-key as possible on the issue of “Is ninjutsu koryu?


International Koryu-Bujutsu

These are the arts used on the field of battle, developed and used by the historical samurai. The older schools employ somewhat larger and slower moveme However, if you come to us and ask whether we consider ninjutsu or the Bujinkan-derived arts to be koryu–well, we can only provide our honest opinion.

Please do not trouble yourself to write us to try and convince us to change our minds. Thus bujutsu can be read as “science of war” or “martial craft”.

Ninjutsu: is it koryu bujutsu?

Ink on paper, Paperback edition of Dave Lowry’s Persimmon Wind: Tose was a land-holding samurai from Hitachi province in Japan. Today, many traditional schools of karate, including Shotokan, practice a kata named “Jion” after him.

He has also studied judo, Muay Thai and xingyiquan. Given that this is my site, I think that is my perogative.

He is shihan full instructor in both these arts, one of only a bujufsu non-Japanese to attain teaching licenses in any koryu. Furikaburi After striking with one hand, primarily on nukitsuke cutting as one draws the sword outthe sword is brought to a position about ten centimeters above the left shoulder, blade edge Koru is a comprehensive system that specializes in the use and application of many traditional Japanese weapons such bumutsu spear, glaive, long and short sword, staff, rope, chain and sickle, and torite-kogusoku grappling buutsu light armor with weapons.

It is based on the use of the solid iron fan or the folding iron fan, which usually had eight or ten wood or iron ribs. Kawakami Gensai was its only practitioner as he was executed in You’ve been reading What is Koryu Bujutsu. Again, just because we don’t share the same opinion doesn’t mean that we are not all doing useful and good training. Araki Ryu spread quite widely throughout Japan: History The school was originally developed by Ogasawara Nagakiyo during the Kamakura period — Jushin was part of the Seiwa Genji Imagawa clan of the Sengoku period.


A great deal of importance was placed on the technology of swords and armor themselves.

Authentic classical Japanese martial arts or traditions are quite rare in the West, and there’s not a whole lot of reliable information in English. Yoshioka Kenpo was renowned for his skills with the sword and became the official instructor of th After being given an overview of those techniques and vowing to create a style of his own, Yoichizaemon travelled throughout Japan, to test his skills against other martial artists. Ellis Amdur born March 27, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a writer, an American practitioner of martial arts and a crisis intervention trainer.