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Gikan Ryu Koppo Jutsu Part 2

Gikan Ryu Koppo Jutsu Part 2

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Trevor Robinson ShidoshiGIKAN RYU
Truth, Loyalty, and Justice school
Gikan Ryu is almost totally unknown to the public and the secret techniques werehanded down only to the next generation. The Gikan Ryu Grandmaster was UryuHangan Gikanbo. He was of the Eiroku Era (1558 - 1570). He was a ruler of Kawachi No Kuni (Osaka) with the clan castle “Uryujo”. He was a true warrior and martialartist. His original intentions were to strive to keep the country at peace for all time.From his teachings there comes his slogan “Bufu Ni Sente Nashi” (From this sidethere is not the first strike). The Gikan Ryu was developed by Gikanbo with a lot based on the Chinese style of Cho Gyoko’s line. He then merged these with nativeJapanese martial arts. This style contains special kicks, punches and throws. Gradeswere awarded on a step by step level system being scrolls for: Shoden Gata, ChudenGata, Okuden Gata, and Kaiden Gata etc... In ancient times the name Jujitsu was notused. The styles were termed: Kosshi Jutsu, Koppo Jutsu, Daken Taijutsu. His special punch could break a sword and he was a specialist of Koppo Jutsu, Hicho Jutsu andSenban Nage Jutsu, etc. The 10th Generation Uryu Gikanbo went by the same nameas the first. This man was a warrior supporting the Emperor’s side during the rebellionof “Tenchi Gumi No Ran” at the end of Edo Era on August 17th, 1863. This was afamous battle. He was a tremendous force in the battle, being injured by a rifle shot hecontinued attacking with his one arm until he was overcome by many sword cuts fromhis enemies. Injured to the point of exhaustion he retired from the battle behind atemple. He was found there by an Iga warrior, Ishitani Matsutaro on his way to jointhe battle. He was told by Gikanbo that it had finished. Ishitani aided Gikanbo andtook him into Iga to recover, later being repaid for this kindness by being taughtGikan Ryu techniques. On his own merit Ishitani Matsutaro was a Grandmaster already of Takagi Yoshin Ryu, Kukishin Ryu, etc. In Meiji Era when Ishitani was 61he was given employment by the father of Takamatsu Sensei at the family factory.From this Ishitani started teaching Takamatsu Sensei. From Ishitani, TakamatsuSensei was granted the Grandmastership of the next generation in Takagi Yoshin Ryu,Kukishin Ryu, Gikan Ryu etc.
 
GIKAN RYU
Truth, Loyalty, and Justice schoolKOPPOJUTSUSOKE OF GIKAN RYU
1. URYU HANGAN GIKANBOYeiroku era 1558-15702. URYU YOSHIMITSUTensho era 1573-15923. URYU YOSHIMORIKan-ei era 1624-16444. URYU YOSHICHIKAKambun era 1661-16735. URYU YOSHITAKAGenroku era 1688-17046. URYU YOSHIHIDEHoreki era 1751-17647. URYU YOSHIMORIKansei era 1789-18018. URYU YOSHIAKITenpo era 1830-18449. URYU YOSHIYASUBunkyu era 1861-186410. URYU GIKANKeio era 1865-186811. ISHITANI TAKEOI MASATSUGUapprox death 190512. ISHITANI MATSUTARO TAKEKAGEapprox death 191113. TAKAMATSU TOSHITSUGUb. 1887 - d. 197214. AKIMOTO FUMIOapprox death 196215. HATSUMI MASAAKIb. 1931 -
HISTORY OF GIKAN RYU
The Ryu was founded by Uryu Gikanbo, was the Daimyo of Kawachi no Kuni(Kawachi province). He lived in the family castle known as Uryujo.It is said that Uryu Gikanbo's punch was so powerful, that he once broke a sword blade in half. He was also a master of Hichojutsu, and Senban Nage.The 2nd Soke Uryu Yoshimitsu, was to become in his later years a monk.the 10th Soke Uryu Gikan met Ishitani Takeoi Masatsugu, of the Kukishinden Ryu .Uryu had been involved in the battle "Tenchigumi no Ran". This took place on 17thAugust 1863, he was fighting for the Emperors side, but was shot in the arm by amusket. He still continued to fight with the use of only one arm. He retired to thesafety of a nearby temple. It was at this temple that he was met by Ishitani, He toldIshitani that the battle had already finished, so Ishitani then helped him recover, andafterwards escape to the province of Iga.A friendship was then formed, and Ishitani was taught the Gikan Ryu , he later  became Soke of this school, adding it to two others that he was already Soke o(Kukishinden Ryu , and Hontai Takagi Yoshin Ryu ).
 
Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu
Justice/Loyalty Regard School
Shoden Kata
Hiki Otoshi
The uke grabs the left sleeve between the shoulder and the elbow with his right hand.The tori sidesteps to the left covering the grabbing hand with his left inside wrist areaon the outside of uke's grabbing hand, then bring the right hand over the top to createa jumonji effect with your arms to bar the arm then drop back to the right bringinghim down.
Kakae Komi
The uke grabs the left wrist with the right hand and jodan tsuki with his left. The toridrops to the left and uses a basic tehodoki movement on the wrist grip and executes a jodan uke with his right hand, then he hugs the arm with his right arm to form an arm bar, twist to the outside of the arm and step on the toes to trap any movement, thentwist and lean back to break the arm.
Kote Gaeshi
The uke grabs the left hand with both hands. The tori steps to the left and takes hisright hand over the top of uke's hands takes hold of his own left hand. Then twist bringing uke's hands in towards your chest trapping them on your chest then takingura gyaku with your right hand and barring the elbow with your left elbow to his rightelbow.
Iri Chigae
The uke grabs the right wrist with his right hand. The tori steps back 45 degrees to theleft and grabs the inside of the wrist, then step in and execute a left happa ken strike tothe solar plexus to bar the arm, bring the wrist down to the obi then take a deep stepaway and twist to throw uke to the ground.
Ete Nage
The uke grabs the left wrist with his right hand and jodan tsuki with his left. The toriresponds by sidestepping to the left whilst twisting the left hand so that the palm isfacing up and the fingers are pointing to the eyes, then with your right hand take anupside down omote gyaku, then place your left hand palm against the uke's fingerswith your fingers pointing towards the eyes, drop your weight and wind the arm in acircle to throw.
Ryote Dori

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