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There are no sources on when this happened exactly mid ‘s? You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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.

The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Koppokutsu uses greater distance. Typical movement within the Koto Ryu is: More to follow… bujinshugyo said this on July 23, at 9: Koto Ryu Koppojutsu…… 2. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Kaku Gassho — Fire and winds prayer. Notify me of new posts via email. The Koto Ryu concentrates more on striking, and the Gyokko Ryu more on locks and throws.

Merlyn said this on July 23, koppoiutsu 6: The Hekito is unarmed combat against sword, but a skilled member koot the school can also do the Hekito with sword against sword. Thanks Mahoutsukai for the support, and thanks to those others who have shown their appreciation.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Okuden, and Hekito are the highest levels of training with the school, and contain the secret teachings. The name Koto-ryu means “Knocking Down Tiger”, to knock down a tiger with the fingers and as such the techniques in the Ryuha are quite brutal in their methods. Some of the differences between Koto Ryu and Gyokko ryu are as follows: The Koto Ryu has a unique form of Kenjutsu Swordsmanship. Similarly with the last line there are various ways to phrase it in English, and thus subtly altering the meaning.


To do this demands good timing and rhythm in the defensive attack, often done with Yoko Aruki. This states clearly that Koto-ryu was developed for the battlefield or out doors in general, and not inside a house or narrowed places. It should be noted that the starting distance should be really big from the start, the attacker must take one big step or several steps to reach the defender.

The exact origin of the Koto Ryu is unknown, but it was probably brought to japan from what is today called Korea, by a person named Chan Buso, who it is told in Kuden Oral Transmissions studied in China under a Mystic priest.

The Koto Ryu also contains kuji prayer forms and they are called Sanpo Gassho 3 treasures. Both schools compliment each other and to study only one is to know only half of one of the two schools. The Koto Ryu is broken down into five levels which are as follows: There are many similarities between the 2 schools.

Pin It on Pinterest. Koppojutsu means to destroy the bone structure of the attacker.

Attacks to the face, in addition to metsubushi, are common in the techniques of the school. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The first line was particularly vexing to translate into something that made sense in English, after trying out several different versions I am currently happy with the one written above.


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Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such The Koto-ryu is greatly complimented with the study of Gyokko-ryu and if you keep in mind they both have klppojutsu strategies and methods, you should be able to mix them together to cover all possible variations for self protection survival.

There after the Koto-ryu was following the same family line as the Gyokko-ryu, the only difference being that Koto-ryu was taught only to the person that would become the Soke.

Koppojutsu …… The rest is unclear. The Koto Ryu techniques are shorter, quick, and straight to the fyu the Gyokko Ryu has longer more complicated techniques, and the techniques have more movement. Notify me of new comments via email.

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