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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Learning this requires an understanding of the kind of force needed to break bones, and in which direction this can happen. If both schools are studied completely, the student will know all forms of fighting, including distance, striking, throws, and locks.

This usually is because the person using the technique has insufficient ability and knowledge to prevent the injury from occurring. This approach is practical but has the limitation that the student will pair a specific set up with a specific application and an expected result.

In most martial arts training, these concepts are not fully articulated. People interested in the greater culture of the martial arts will etchniques this learning as a serious responsibility and will use it ethically.

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. What is less obvious is what are those adaptations, and what are their implications regarding the strengths and weaknesses of techniquws skeleton.

There are many similarities between the 2 schools.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

The real task of accomplishing Koppojutsu lies in the process that sets technjques the opponent to be subjected to a fracture. 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.


It is not uncommon to hear of fractures induced by security personnel, law enforcement or civilians trying to restrain a resisting individual. Koto Ryu also has an unusual way of using the katana. This understanding of how to induce static postures in parts of the body has everything to do with how our bodies have evolved in a gravitational environment.

Others might argue that klppojutsu dangers of the techniques should be consistently pointed out, such that the student using the technique has the choice and discretion about how to use the techniques. In many ways, this makes the art harder to learn and conceptual challenging.


This congruence is not accidental, it is inherent in the destructive and regenerative process for all living things.

The Koto Ryu is broken down into five levels which are as follows: It is therefore also about breaking kkoppojutsu disrupting joints. Koto Ryu Sanpo Gassho.

This conveys that the teacher did not intend for their students to cause harm. 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.

Martial arts have in common with medical knowledge that force applied in tecjniques direction destroys life and in another heals and protects life. Some might argue that if students follow the teachings correctly they should not injure their enemies or training partners, and that if it occurs it is better that it be accidental and unintentional. This is to eliminate the possibility of adaptation of the system to the stress needed to break it.


The teacher should give them all the tools they need to make that possible.

There after the Koto Ryu was following the same family line as Gyokko Ryu. Attacks to the face, in addition to metsubushi, are common in the techniques of the school. Toda, Shinryuken Masamitsu Kobe The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance.

The Art of Koppojutsu

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Lineage. Certainly, many of us are familiar with moments when your instructor or master, will pause and inform you to be careful when executing a technique because of the risk of breaking your training partners bones. 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.

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 hechniques strike.

The Koto Ryu has a unique form of Kenjutsu Swordsmanship. Takamatsu Toshitsugu started his training in Koto Ryu when he was nine years old, and was considered a Koto Ryu master when he was 13 years old. This is part of the reason why patterns, forms or kata are popular in martial kopoojutsu.