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The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance.

Both schools compliment each other and to study gyu one is to know only half of one of the two schools. Directionally speaking the Koto Ryu is straighter in and the Gyokko Ryu revolves more on a circular basis either in yourself or in your opponent when taking their balance.

Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such.: Notify me of new comments via email. These same kuji also appear in the Gyokko Ryu. 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.

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.

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.

ooppojutsu Short distancing, and striking hard. The Koto Ryu is broken down into five levels which are as follows: Koppojutsu …… The rest is unclear.

Posted in Uncategorized Tags: 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. Kaku Gassho — Fire and winds prayer. This site uses cookies. Similarly with the last line there are various ways to phrase it in English, and thus subtly altering the meaning. Thanks Mahoutsukai for the support, and thanks to those others who have shown their appreciation.

Okuden, and Hekito are the highest levels of training with the school, and contain the secret teachings. 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.


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Wanderings in Budo musings on a journey along the warrior path. Notify me of new posts via email. The Koto-ryu is greatly complimented with the study of Gyokko-ryu and if you keep in mind they both have different strategies and methods, you should be able to mix them together to cover all possible variations for self protection survival.

Koppojutsu means to destroy the bone structure of the attacker. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This states clearly that Koto-ryu was developed for the battlefield or out doors in general, and not inside a house or narrowed places. You are commenting using your Twitter account. There are no sources on when this happened exactly mid ‘s? The Koto Ryu has a unique form of Kenjutsu Swordsmanship.

Always making the eyes appear blank, so that no telepathic movement can be detected by the opponent Looking at the eyebrows of the opponent rather than their eyes.

They are listed as the Gassho Kuji Kiri nine symbol slashes prayers.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

To do this demands good timing and rhythm in the defensive attack, often done with Yoko Aruki. The Koto Ryu concentrates more on striking, and the Gyokko Ryu more on locks and koppojutzu.

Attacks to the face, in addition to metsubushi, are common in the techniques of the school. Some of the differences between Koto Ryu and Gyokko ryu are as follows: Yoko Aruki cross ruand Toki stamping on toes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Suirin — Water ring prayer 3. Sakagami Taro Kunishige was considered as the first Soke in Koto-ryu, but Bando Kotaro Minamoto Masahide, the one that ruy to be the second Soke, died in battle in You are commenting using your Facebook account.


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More to follow… bujinshugyo said this on July 23, at 9: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It should be noted that the kto distance should be really big from the start, the attacker must take one big step or several steps to reach the defender.

The Koto Ryu also contains kuji prayer forms and they are called Sanpo Gassho 3 treasures.

Kotō Ryū Koppōjutsu – article translation | Wanderings in Budo

There after the Koto-ryu was following the same family koppojtusu as the Gyokko-ryu, the only difference being that Koto-ryu was taught only to the person that would become the Soke. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such Pin It on Pinterest. There are many similarities between the 2 schools.

The Hekito is unarmed combat against sword, but a skilled member of the school can also do the Hekito with sword against sword. Typical movement within the Koto Ryu is: 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.

If both schools are studied completely, the student will know all forms ryyu fighting, including distance, striking, throws, and locks. Kongo — Cloud prayer 2.