The History of Ninjutsu Ninjutsu began more than 800 years ago among the ninja people living

in Japan. The warrior class which ruled Japan at the time were called the Samurai. They controlled the land and it's people. Their lord, the Shogun, was the only person the Samurai was answerable to. The ordinary peasant served the warriors every whim. A peasant could never strike a Samurai. If he did, it would mean his life. The ninja would not serve the Samurai, and fled to the barren, cold, mountainous regions of Iga and Koga. There they trained in the arts of war. It is said that their art is based upon a great Chinese military text written by a general named Sun Tzu, The Art of War. Over the centuries the ninja (word meaning 'stealers-in') trained from the cradle to the grave in every known martial art. Their forte was espionage and assassination, by any means possible. But their training also taught them to reach spiritual heights, by pushing their bodies and minds to limits far beyond that of normal human endurance. Training for a ninja began almost as soon as he could walk. Childhood games were designed to inculcate expertise in unarmed combat, swordwork, weaponry, camouflage, escape and evasion. In time, the ninja warriors came to be feared throughout Japan. Even the mighty Samaurai looked over his shoulder if a ninja was known to be in the area. Over the centuries, while ninjutsu was being practiced in secrecy, no one knew anything about the art except the ninjas themselves. When Japan emerged into the modern era, and feudalism collapsed, the ninja were absorbed into Japan's secret service and special services groups. The martial arts boom of the 1970's saw two men searching for something different. Doron Navon and Stephen Hayes found a ninjutsu headmaster living in Japan who came from an unbroken line of ninja instructors dating back almost 800 years. The art was then brought to the western World. When speaking of Ninja, the image of a black clad assassin disappearing in a cloud of smoke is what comes to mind. This distortion has nothing to do with the reality of studying Ninjutsu, or "Ninpo" in its highest order. Ninpo is a traditional Japanese bujutsu martial art with a rich and viable history that stretches back over ten centuries. Developed as a highly illegal counterculture to the ruling samurai warrior class, Ninpo still flourishes today under the direct guidance of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi,34th grandmaster of the Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu tradition and eight other budo traditions. Dr. Hatsumi is the last

variable true Ninja grandmaster having a direct line of decent from feudal Japan. The instructors at the BBD Newark Ninjutsu Club are directly affiliated with Hatsumi Sensei and his international Bujinkan Dojo. Ninpo is a more global title for the nine ryu (families) related. Po is Japanese for 'principle way'.

The History of Ninjutsu

Hatsumi Soke tells us: There are many theories as to the beginnings of what we know as the art of ninjutsu today. Each japanese historian has his or her own set of facts and beliefs, and it is difficult pinpointing a specific place, person, time, or set of circumstances that would be acceptable to all as the birth of the art. In all truthfulness, ninjutsu did not come into being as a specific well-defined art in the first place, and many centuries passed before ninjutsu was established as an independant system of knowledge in its own right. The people who were later referred to as ninja did not originally use that label for themselves. They considered themselves to be merely practitioners of political, religious, and military strategies that were cultural opposites of the conventional outlooks of the times. Ninjutsu developed as a highly illegal counter culture to the ruling samurai elite, and for this reason alone, the origins of the art were shrouded by centuries of mystery, concealment, and deliberate confusion of history. In the legends of the founding of Japan's imperial family, passed on by word of mouth through the generations before recorded history, two ninja-like characters are credited with assisting the first emperor, Jimmu, in attaining a decisive victory. Jimmu was in combat against the troops of Iso castle, and the battle was going against him. One night in a dream, the future emperor had a vision in which he was told to take the clay from Mt. Amakaga and mold it into a sacred vessel. Mt. Amakaga was a holy mountain that lay in the middle of the territory held by the Iso forces. Obtaining the raw clay became the symbol of Jimmu's intention and resolve towards succeeding in the conquest of Iso Castle. Shinetsuhiko and Otokashi served their lord Jimmu by disguising themselves as an old peasant and his wife, and the two successfully slipped into the enemy territory, packed the clay, and returned safely. Jimmu then molded and fired a platter and bowl set from clay, offered them to the gods of fortune, and went on to attain the victory he so strongly believed to be his destiny. The skills of ninjutsu were said to have been passed thereafter to Tennin Nichimei, Okume Mei, and Otomo Uji for further development and expansion. Among the ancient ninjutsu documents that [Hatsumi Soke] inherited from [his] teacher are several scrolls that tell of Chinese ex-patriots who feld their native land to seek sanctuary in the islands of Japan. Chinese warriors, scholars, and monks alike made the journey to find new lives in the wilderness of Ise and Kii south of the capitals in Nara and then Kyoto. Taoist sages like Gamon, Garyu, Kain, and Unryu, and generals from T'ang China such as Cho Gyokko, Ikai, and Cho Busho brought with them the knowledge that had accumulated over the centuries in their native land. Military strategies, religious

philosophies, folklore, cultural concepts, medical practices, and a generally wide scope of perspective that blended the wisdom of China with that of India, Tibet, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia were their gifts to their newly-found followers in Japan. Remote and far flung from the Emperor's court in the capital, the cultural ancestors of the ninja lived their lives as naturalists and mystics, while the mainstream of society became increasingly structured, ranked, stylized, and eventually tightly controlled. As the passage of time contunued to unfold the fabric of Japan's history, the ninja and their ways of accomplishment, known as ninjutsu, were always present behind the scenes working subtly with the events of all the eras to ensure the survival and independance of their families and lands. In the regions of Iga and Koga, ninjutsu became a special skill, refined and perfected by over seventy families, each with their own unique methods, motivations, and ideals. >> *1 Takamatsu Sensei tells us: In the age of gods, Emperor Jinmu placed Okume no mikoto in charge of shinobu ho or the art of stealth. Okume no mikoto left one of his retainers in Kishu to make him take an active role in the services of shinobu ho. I hear this retainer initiated warrior-ascetics visiting Kumano in Kishu into the art of stealth. Everyone knows the story of Yamato Takeru no Mikoto who, by utilizing shinobu ho, put down a rebellion of Kumaso, disguising himself as a woman. Shotoku Taishi, or the Crown Prince Shotoku (574-622 A.D.), is said to have used shinobi or ninja, too, when establishing the state. There are other records left referring to the ninja. The monk Dokyo (?-772 A.D.) was condemned to exile by Okuma Wake no Kiyomaro, a very lotal servant of the Crown, who stood in his way. Dokyo dispatched fifteen assassins to kill Kiyomaro on his way to Okuma. However, Kiyomaro's bodyguards - Otomo brothers called Komaro and Takemaro - who were masters of ninjutsu, kenpo, and bojutsu, killed all the assassins. >> *2 Notes on the Philosophy of the Ninja Hatsumi sensei tells us: What I would like you to keep in mind here is the fact that there is a Zen wind blowing in the martial arts. Without this human spirit, no martial artist can ever attain the kanjin-kaname vital secret of ninjutsu. The kanjin-kaname is the "mind and eyes of kami" (which usually reads shin-i-shingan but can also be read kanjinkaname phonetically). A master martial artist should, through training in martial arts and ninjutsu, have a sense of human touch. Conciousness evaporated from this sense of human touch becomes the mind and eyes of kami. This evaporation opens one's true eyes to happiness by placing one under the protection of kami. In other words, to attain the kanjin-kaname is to comprehend heavenly justice. Takamatsu sensei always told me that the ninja should dedicate themselves to sincerity and justice. Sincerity is also interpreted as "trust". Trust or shin in Japanese has many meanings. It can be understood as "advent" or "coming", which may be the advent of the mind and eyes of kami or communication between human beings and kami. It also means "faithfulness" or "being unsuspicious". When I trained under Takamatsu sensei's guidance, doubt assailed me every once in a while. When I began to doubt I tried to stick to his teachings.

Nothing is so uncertain as one's own common sense or knowledge. Regardless of one's fragile knowledge one must singlemindedly devote oneself to training, especially in times of doubt. It is of utmost importance to immerse and enjoy oneself in the world of nothingness. In this world of nothingness, one must see through to the essence of common sense, or knowledge, or divine conciousness, make a decision, and translate it into action. This is the one way to enlightenment. This is also the key to cultivating the sixth sense required of martial artists and ninja. Maintaining human touch and immersing oneself in heaven simultaneously is a necessity. The give natural elements of moku (wood), ka (fire), do (earth), kin (metal), and sui (water) cannot exist without earth. Likewise, the four season of spring, summer, fall, and winter cannot be clearly seperated without the doyo season or dog days. The four seasons without the doyo season or the five natural elements without earth are of no signifigance. A person, when being righteous and sincere, is in accordance with heavenly justice. When a person attains understanding of heavenly justice, he serves the will of kami. This is why I referred to the "mind and eyes of kami". Therefore, the ninja is a person aware of justice. The above-mentioned principles are the foremost requirements of the ninja. Neither the power of invisibility nor superhuman actions are the first consideration. The ninja are not members of a circus. Nor are the ninja robbers, assassins, or betrayers. The ninja are none other than persons of perseverance or endurance. Togakure ryu ninpo is the very evidence that the ninja have lived and protected their happy lives over a thousand years. >> *2 Hatsumi soke tells us: Whenever I face difficulties, I am struck with admiration for the way that ninpo has survived all the trials and hardships through the years. There are five precepts for ninja that are quite simple but most significant to me. When I am sad, unhappy, sick, injured, or desperate, I always encourage myself by remembering them. First, forget your sadness, anger, grudges, and hatred. Let them pass like smoke caught in a breeze. Do not indulge yourself in such feelings. Second, you should not deviate from the path of righteousness; you should lead a life worthy of a man. This simple philosophy is exactly what hundreds of sages have repeated through the ages. Some people believe that I am a great man. But I always tell them that I am just an ordinary man. Presence of mind consists in a very simple life, not a special or great life - I am recently confident of that. Third, don't be possessed by greed, luxury, or your ego. If you learn martial arts purely for self-interest and always try to depend on someone else just because it is easier, you will be controlled by these three desires - even if you have already reached a high level in the martial arts. These three desires will distrort not only martial arts but humanity itself. When people are dying, there are two directions toward death: joy and suffering. Joy here means in a heavenly sense, and does not include pleasures or pastimes. Once this stage in life is reached, one will know one's real mission in life. Fourth, you should accept sorrows, sadness, or hatred as they are and consider them a chance for trial given by kami. It is the most noble spirit in ninpo to take everything as a blessing given by Nature. When you are trying to carry through something, your goodwill is sometimes considered malicious by some people who are obsessed by their own egotism. They might throw a stone at you. I try to interpret that as a blessing stone thrown to me by kami for my own sake. Even Nichiren, a great buddhist priest, was

fluidly bending one into the other. knowing full well that he has the power to create his own light from the brightness he carries in his heart. the word pure means "complete" or "total". Togakure Ryu never had a official founding as some martial arts. a Samurai. Of the first 8 generations. His intentions remain resolute. >> *2 Because the ninja is dealing freely with the concepts of truth and falsehood. The ninja carries the truth in his heart. or swallowed up by his own deception or awareness altering.stoned by the people during his advocacy in various cities. He can willingly plunge into the cold darkness. Daisuke was on the losing side of a battle in the 1180s and was forced to flee into Iga. Here he was found by Kain Doshi (possible known as Kagakure Doshi). 5 had the name of Togakure. for one of the most powerful Samurai generals Kiso Yoshinaka. It was after a dream that he formed the Tendai Shugendo sect of Buddhism. It is within the Tendai sect that 750 years later the 33rd Soke of the Ryu is supposed to become "an Abbot". These monks today still exist and some are still engaged in the Kaihogyo (the proper name for the thing which everyone is refering to as Shugendo). he can venture into the realm of falsehood and untruth without defiling himself or his spirit. misguided. Because he is totally honest with himself at all levels of introspection. Shima Kosanta Minamoto No Kanesada was a Samurai retainer having the rank of Kosho. who was a general in the Minamoto army. as with most martial traditions it possibly passed from father to son. he must be well grounded in his own concept of reality. It was interesting to note that the 11. Ueno. 12 and 13th Soke of the Ryu are named after the main town of Iga. It is said that it continued in this way until the 1600s (?). was the last member of the Toda line. And it was within this sect in a small village called Togakure (now Togakushi) in the prefecture of Nagano (close to the Nagano/Gunma-ken border) in Jyoshinsetsu National Park in approximately 1165 Daisuke Nishina was born. When the immediate family died out. the chief branch of the clan Toda took over leadership. The 33rd Soke Takamatsu. Goro Togakure is recognized as being the person who officially formed the family of Togakure into the Ninjutsu system that we learn today. but left to live for three years in a cave as an ascetic. though he may appear in many psychological guises to others. The Minamoto where in time . It was the tradition in those days to be named after the town or village that one came from. the ninja must maintain seishin. In this sense. >> *1 The 9 Ryuha of Bujinkan Togakure Ryu Ninpo The Hidden Door School Mount Hei-zan is where the Enryakuji (headquarters) of Tendai monastery is sited. have both your time and mind fully engaged in budo and have your mind deeply set on bujutsu. though others may have no idea what those commitments entail. The 2nd Soke of the Ryu. To prevent becoming lost. He adopted Doshi's warrior teachings to his own Shugendo and the beginnings of Togakure Ryu where formed. or purity of heart. on Mount Hei-zan. So-o was a monk at this place. just Daisuke and Shima who was also alive at the same time and worked with Daisuke. Fifth.

the rivals of the Minamoto family. a Ninja of the Hakuun Ryu found Shima and together they fled to Iga. Jutte jutsu (multiple bladed dagger). Ippei Kimata. Manjiro Iizuka. So jutsu (spear). Onshin jutsu (invisibility) and three school secrets. Kagakure Doshi. When he was 16. Yoshinaka was on the losing side. Koseki Iga.(1185) to become the first hereditary Shoguns. The Hakuun Ryu of Ninjutsu was founded by Garyu Doji. Naginata jutsu (helbard). Saburo Sawada. Gobei Kobe.1644 . Ryuho Togakure. and Shinodake (bamboo tube for breathing under water). Rihei Ueno. Togakure Ryu Ninpo includes various punching. Tessen jutsu (fan). which are mostly directed towards oponent's eyes. Seiun Momochi. Shima fought against the Tiara family. Shima Kosanta 1180 Togakure. Togakure Ryu Liniage Togakure (Nishina). Ugenta Toda. who later on took Shima into his care. Kobei Tobari. Tomoharu Togakure. Hachiro Kataoka. Senri Ueno. Along with Taijutsu. Kagakure was also one of the teachers of Daisuke Togakure. which are Shuko (hand claws). Kosanta Kaneko. Sui jutsu (water). Daisuke Oho circa 1161 Minamoto no Kanesada. throwing and levering techniques. That battle took place at Awazu. Goro 1200 Togakure. Shima only did this at the request of Yoshinaka. this school includes the arts of Ken jutsu (sword). Tenryu Ueno. It is known by low and wide stances and also by very strong punches. Bo jutsu (sticks). Heizaemon Mori. 32nd Soke of Togakure Ryu. Tenzen Toda. It is thought that Shima was wounded in the battle. Goro Ozaru. Gakuun Kido. ears and diaphragms. Shinryuken Masamitsu Toda was also a master in the Bikenshin Ryu and was the sword instructor for the Tokugawa Shogunate in the mid 19th century. Senban Shuriken (throwing daggers). Ka jutsu (fire). and fled to one of the nearby mountainous areas near to the battle site. but was later completed by Hakuun Doji who later gave the Ryu its name. Kosanta Koga. named Sanpo Hiden. Nobutsuna Seiryu Kwanyei circa 1624 .

1824 . Once.? Toda.1887 .Toda. Shinryuken Masamitsu ? . Shingoro Masayoshi Gembun circa 1736 . he was told that the most important thing for him to learn.1681 Toda. Toshitsugu Uoh 1907 . when Takamatsu was training with Shinryuken Toda.1972 (b.1909 (b. was the eight fundamental techniques.1909) Takamatsu. Kangoro Nobuyasu Tenna circa 1681 .(b.1972) Hatsumi.1764 Toda. Eisaburo Nobumasa Hoyei circa 1704 . Masaaki (Yoshiaki) 1968 . He organized the ryu and served as head from 1532 to 1555. The Momochi family then passed the ryu to the Toda family and to Toshitsugu Takamatsu. Shinbei Masachika Shotoku circa 1711 .1736 Toda.d. These are the foundation stone for Hatsumi Sensei's .1931) The Nine Schools of the Bujinkan GrandMaster Masaaki Hatsumi Togakure Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu Happo Hiken Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Happo Hiken Shinden Fudo Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken Kukishin Ryu Taijutsu Happo Hiken Takagiyoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu Happo Hiken Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu Happo Hiken 34th GrandMaster 28th GrandMaster 18th GrandMaster 26th GrandMaster 28th GrandMaster 17th GrandMaster 14th GrandMaster 21st GrandMaster 15th GrandMaster Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu The Jeweled (or pearl) Tiger School of "bone finger art" Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu techniques were brought to Japan from China during the Tang Dynasty by a Chinese monk called Cho Gyokko or Yo Gyokko.1704 Toda. The ryu was passed down from generation to generation and was repeated until it was given to Sakagami Taro Kunishige.1804 Toda.d. Daigoro Chikahide Meiwa circa 1764 .1711 Toda. Nobuchika Fudo Manji circa 1658 . Daisaburo Chikashige Bunkwa circa 1804 . The ryu was then passed to Momochi Sandayu.

Bisento (heavy weapon similar to helbard) and Daisharin (axle with two wheels). It is also written. Shito jutsu (use of thumb and other fingers). Other specialties of this school are Koshi jutsu (attack on muscle and nerve points). Yari jutsu (spear). This system was used as a naval art. Because footwork takes time. Onshin jutsu (disquise) and weapons as Hanbo (90 cm stick). Kukishinden Ryu Happo Hikenjutsu The Nine Demon School of "eight secret weapons arts" This school is belived to have roots in China and is also said to be founded in the 12th century. Ko Dachi (short sword). There went several generations before the system was organized by Sakagami Taro Kunishige. Ken jutsu (sword). The basic movements are that of a spinning top. Rokushaku Bo (180 cm stick). The head characteristics of this school are said to be Sutemi Nage (sacrificing throwing). Koto Ryu Koppojutsu The Tiger Knocking Down School of Bone Structure Art The exact origin of Koto Ryu is unknown. but it is known that many forms of Nage Waza (throws) were used. This school also uses Bo Ryaku (special kind of strategy). therefore strong and direct attacks in certain unarmed points are used. Gyokko ryu is roughly divided into three sections: unarmed vs unarmed. when the master of thi school saved the tsar Go-Daigo. If a lock is placed on a joint.nine demons. who learned from Izumo Kanja Yoshiteru. who is written as the first Soke. Kihon Happo is made up of the basic pieces of the Gyokko ryu kata. unarmed vs knife. who told him. Gyokushin ryu Ninpo The Jeweled (or pearl) Heart School Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo was founded in the mid 1500 by Sasaki Goeman Teruyoshi. Its founder is Izumo Koshiro Terunobu. that he was fighting like Kuki . This school prefered spying rather then combat. It was . The movement in Gyokko ryu is also around an opponent's fixed point of balance. Muto Waza are unarmed against either sword or spear and are the most advanced and difficult techniques of the Ryu. The word Kuki in the name of the school was obtained after the event. they are also the foundation of Gyokko Ryu. These techniques are called Kihon Happo. This school is partially directed towards Cho Ho (spying). and consequently the movements are designed to be used on a ship that is slippery and rocking. Takamatsu then taught these techniques to Masaaki Hatsumi. Kaginawa (rope with a hook). while the feet move one's body around the joint.Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and are the foundation stone of all martial arts. Kusari Gama (sickle with chain). the joint is held still by the body. but it was probably brought to Japan from what today is Korea by a person named Chan Buso in the 16th Century. that Kukishinden warriors used masttops for fighting. and Bo jutsu (various sticks). unarmed vs sword. nerve strikes are applied before and during the motion. Kukishinden ryu warriors used to wear Yoroi battle armors. Sui Ren in Ka Ren (use of water and fire).

by literally drilling five holes through the bark of a tree with his Shako Ken finger strike. Koto Ryu is one of the very few Ryu that sometimes changes the grip of the sword by holding it with the left hand near the tsuka. The difference as apposed to Gyokko Ryu was that Koto Ryu was only taught to the person that would become the next Soke. who was a master of Amatsu Tatara Rinpo Hiden ryu. The Koto Ryu stylist should be looking right between the attackers eyebrows. Metsubushi could be powder thrown at the attackers eyes.took two generations more until Toda Sakyo Ishinsai formally formed Koto Ryo Koppojutsu as a Ryu. and was considered a Koto Ryu master when he was 13 years old. then moving forward with a strike and then move quickly out to a safe distance again. This states clearly that Koto Ryu was developed for the battlefield or out doors in general. Sakagami Taro Kunishige was considered as the first Soke in Koto Ryu. wich will be confusing for him. Oriemon added to his master's teachings some techniques of Jujutsu from . There are story's about Takamatsu Sensei in the 1960's when he convinced Koizume Shizuo. To do this demands good timing and rhythm in the defensive attack. He learned this art from a monk named Unryu. In his self biography he has written that he got hard fingers and toes by hitting stone and gravel until the blood came through the finger and toenails. often done with Yoko Aruki (moving with the legs crossing each other). and sometimes convince him that the stylist was an amateur and an easy opponent. by kicking or stepping on it to control his balance. This gives multiple ways of holding the sword with crossed arms that would totally confuse the attacker. a journalist from the Tokyo Sport Newspaper. but Bando Kotaro Minamoto Masahide. What specializes the Koto Ryu techniques is that distance is created by moving along with the attack. Shako Ken (claw hand) is one of the strikes that is used in Koto Ryu. Takamatsu Toshitsugu started his training in Koto Ryu when he was nine years old. It should also be noted that the starting distance should be really big from the start. For example when it rains the Koto Ryu stylist will stand in Mangetsu No Kamae (similar to Hoko No Kamae with the blade in the left hand) and collect water in the hi of the blade and then throw the water at the enemies eyes before the sword slashes down. Koto Ryu also has an unusual way of using the katana. the attacker must take one big step or several steps to reach the defender. Instead the Ryu went to Sougyoku Kan Ritsushi who also was the Soke of Gyokko Ryu. 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. There after the Koto Ryu was following the same family line as Gyokko Ryu. different ways of blinding the attacker or attacking the eyes directly. Another important part of the footwork is to hit the attackers toki (the top of the foot). Other typical methods of Koto Ryu are the use of Metsubushi. Takagi Yoshin ryu Jutaijutsu The High Tree and Awakened Heart School This school was organized by Takagi Oriemon Shigenobu in the beginning of 1600. so that the attacker cannot read the intentions through his eyes. Because of the hard character of the Koto Ryu techniques it demands hard discipline training to harden the body. and not inside a house or narrowed places. the one that was to be the 2nd Soke died in battle 1542. The attacker will also believe that he has eye contact. but also reflections at the eyes from the sword or other metal blades. Koppojutsu means to destroy the bone structure on the attacker.

Gikanbo was a Koppojutsu (bone breaking). Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo The Hiding in the Clouds School Kumogakure Ryu Ninpowas founded in the 16th century by Heinaisaemon Ienaga Iga. The school is specialized on Jujutsu and Iainuki (fast sword drawing). controls and throws) and on Dakentai jutsu (punching techniques). The special weapon. Kuki Takei from the Kuki family of Kukishin ryu was also from the Shinden Fudo ryu. and Tanto (knife). as it was never publicly tought. It is traced back to Kosshijutsu wich was introduced by Izumo Kanja Yoshitero.Takanchi ryu and he thereby created a perfect combat system. Techniques are fast and directed to short combat distance. who was said to have learned his arts from Sarutobi Sasuke. Those are also known characteristics of Gikan ryu. Shuriken (throwing blades). Yari (spear). and Justice School of Bone Structure Art The Gikan school is almost unknown. The main differences are. and through which a long chain with hooks at its ends was laid. The speciality of this school was Kamayari (sickled spear). Kuden says that Yari was taught to Izumo (the founder) by Tengu (demons). Ono (war axes). O-tsuchi (war hammers). Takenaka Tetsunoke. Okuden Gata. which are: Shoden Gata. The founder of this martial art system was Uryu Hangan Gikanbo. Hojojutsu (the art of tying someone with a rope) is used along side the Taijutsu. and they are based on such methods that they do not allow the opponent to escape with rolls. to help restrain the opponent. Hichojutsu (jumping) and Senban Nage (blade throwing) specialist. senior student of Jigoro Kano (the founder of Judo) was at one time a student at the Shinden Fudo ryu Dojo. The taijutsu of this school is very similar to the taijutsu of Togakure ryu. Gikan ryu Koppojutsu The Truth. that in Komugakure ryu jumps as well as multiple blockings are used. Kaiden Gata and Menkyo Kaiden. used by warriors of this school was also Ippon Sugi Noburi. The Taijutsu of this school bases on Jutai jutsu (levers. Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu The Immovable Heart School of "hard weapon body art" One of the secret attributes of Shinden Fudo ryu is the "Principle of nature". The ryu originated by Genpachiro Temeyoshi in the mid 12th century. Kodachi (short sword). Chuden Gata. The school uses several different types of Yari. this school also uses Dakentai jutsu (punching techniques). Weapons used in this school are Bo (stick). who lived in Erioku period. Along with Jujutsu. He learned his skills from the master named Akimoto Kanai Moriyoshi. which are applied without any strength. This weapon was considered for combat as well as for climbing. and these techniques still remain a secret today. and Naginata (halberd). which was also used for slombing on the ships. . The school is supposed to consist of five traditional levels. which was made of a 25cm long metal tube with three spikes. Loyalty.

beginning with this "psychic purity" and progressing through a vast range of physical and mental skills. Due to the stabilized nature of contemporary Japanese government and judicial systems. Exercises in mental endurance. and proper perspective when evlatuating things. Seishin Teki Kyoyo (Spiritual Refinement) The Togakure ninja worked at developing a deep and accurate knowledge of himself. kicking. as well as sticks and clubs of varying lengths. "Fencing" skills used the drawn sword in technique clashes with armed attackers. the historical Togakure ryu ninja became a warrior philosopher. and tumbling asisted the Togakure ninja in life-threatening. the clan's ninja operatives were trained in eighteen fundamental areas of expertise. The ryu exists today as an organization dedicated to teaching effective methods of self-protection and promoting the self-development and awareness of its members. 3. By evolving into a mystic's understanding of the universal process. ways of looking at things. Pervious to the unificiation of Japan during the 16th century. Tai Jutsu (Unarmed Combat) Skills of daken-taijutsu or striking. was also a strong skill of the ninja. it was necessary for the Togakure ninja to operate out of south central Iga Province. and his influence on the playing out of life.<< The Togakure ryu. and was considered to be his primary fighting tool. Two distinct sword skills were required of the ninja. Specially constructed shinobi-zue or ninja canes were designed to look like the normal walking . practiced by samurai and peasants alike. Bo-Jutsu (Stick and Staff Fighting) The Japanese stick fighting art. rolling. Togakure ninja were taught to use the bo long staff (six feet) and hanbo "half-staff" cane (three feet). "Fast Draw" techniques centered around drawing the sword and cutting as a simultaneous action. and blocking. The ninja had to be very clear about his intentions. His engagements in combat were then motivated by love or reverance. jutai-jutsu or grappling. and his personal motivations in life. leaping. his commitments. however. Personality traits could often mean the difference between life and death in his line of work. The eighteen levels of training were as follows: 1. were taught to the ninja along with his physical skills. his strengths and weaknesses. 2. his personal power. and not by the mere thrill of violent danger or need of money. is now in its thirty-fourth generation. At the height of the historical ninja period. and taihenjutsu or silent movement. the Togakure ninja ryu no longer involves itself directly in combat or espionage work. defensive situations. Ninja Ken (Ninja Sword) The ninja's sword hada short straight single edged blade. established approximately eight hundred years ago. 4. choking and escaping the holds of others.

The blade was thrown with a flat spinning motion and hit its target with a sawing effect. the broad-bladed weapon was heavy enough to knock down attackers. or "sickle lance". and the blade then used to finish off the attacker. Spears and lances were used for stabbing and piercing attacks. 9. timing. Based on a chinese war tool. and the hook point could be used to snag and pull the opponent or his weapon. Kayaku-Jutsu (Fire and Explosives) Ninja were experts in the effective placement. and rarely ever thrown in normal combat. 6. which consisted of a spear blade with a hook at the base. chains. a huge heavy-bladed version of the naginata halberd. In later years. six to nine feet in length and weighted at one end. or darts that could be used against an enemy. The lance point could be used to lunge and stab. 8. and ground the horses of mounted samurai. The Togakure ryu used a special four-pointed throwing star called a senban shuriken. the use of black powders and other explosives was suplimented with knowledge of firearms and their strategic applications. The togakure ryu also used a unique spear weapon called a kami-yari. and rigging of explosive devices for demolition and distraction. was attached to the handle of the traditional grain cutting tool. was favored by the togakure ryu. Kusari-Gama (Chain and Sickle Weapon) The Japanese chain and sickle weapon was adopted into the arsenal of the Togakure ryu ninja. The total length of the weapon was over nine feet. A chain. smash through armor. The weapon consisted of a straight hand-held dagger blade with a secondary blade hooking out from the hilt. The chain could be used to block or ensnare the enemy's weapon.sticks. but concealed blades. Yari-Jutsu (Spear Fighting) Togakure ryu ninja agents were taught to use standard Japanese spears and lances as middle-range fighting weapons. the Japanese halberd was used for cutting and slashing attacks against adversaries at medium range. 7. A large steel ring was attached to the free end of the cord. Naginata-Jutsu (Halberd Fighting) Virtually a short blade mounted on a long handle. attached to a fifteen foot resilient cord usually made from women's or horse's hair. which was constructed from a thin steel plate. a weapon similar to the chain and sickle. Bo shuriken or straight shaft darts and spikes were also constructed for throwing. . 5. Shuriken-Jutsu (Throwing Blades) Throwing blades were carried in concealed pockets and used as harassing weapons. The kyoketsushoge. Togakure ryu ninja warriors were also proficient with the bisen-to.

areas of knowledge. silent movement through water. The goton-po five elements of escape were based on a working familiarity with the creative use of earth. whether taking the role of a monk. Cho Ho (Espionage) Methods of successful espionage were perfected. Personality traits. 13. methods of using special boats and floats to cross over water. fire. Sui-Ren (Water Training) Stealth swimming. political plots. breaking and entering. and advantageous timing for use of current events were used by Togakure ryu ninja. both in riding and mounted combat skills. water. or wandering entertainer. He or she literally became the new personality.10. By employing or influencing seemingly outside forces to bring the enemy around to doing what the ninja wanted him to do. and gaining access to inaccessible areas became legends in feudal Japan. Togakure ryu ninja learned special walking and running methods for covering long distances. Bo-Ryaku (Strategy) Unconventional tactics of deception and battle. and body dynamics of the identity assumed were ingrained into the nijna's way of thinking and reacting. Inton-Jutsu (Escape and Concealment) Ninja were experienced masters in the ways of using nature to cover their exit. Ba-Jutsu (Horsemanship) Togakure ryu ninja were taught to be proficient on horseback. This included ways of locating and recruiting spies and served as a guide for using espionage agents most effectively. Henso-Jutsu (Disguise and Impersonation) Essential to the ninja's espeionage work was his ability to assume false identites and move undetected through his area of operation. 15. passing over floors silently. and underwater combat techniques were taught to Togakure ryu ninja. ninjutsu's disguise system involved thoroughly impersonating the character adopted. metal. . and wood aspects of nature and the environment. in order to facilitate entry and escape. allowing them to "dissapear" at will. Shinobi-Iri (Stealth and Entering Methods) The ninja's techniques of silent movement. 14. 11. craftsman. 12. 16. and for staying in the shadows while moving. ninja were able to work their will without drawing undue attention to themselves. More than merely just putting on a costume.

Ten-Mon (Meteorology) Forecasting and taking advantage of weather and seasonal phenomena was an important part of any battle consideration. You are free moving and skillful enough to know exactly where you need to be in order to take control of the aggression. You stop them in their tracks. You are as a wave in the surf rising back and then crashing on the shore. You are like a cloud of smoke that one tries to grasp as you slip and curl from between his fingers and out of his grip. takes an elemental approach based on the Godai "five-elements". You perceive the potential for attack and are committed to stopping the aggression the moment you perceive it. The confrontation is won before it has started. You withdraw from your aggressor's attack. The void. the attitude of foresight. Ninja were trained to observe all the subtle signals from the environment in order to predict weather conditions. You use your skill to face unknown attacks and acquire the appropriate attitude in response.17. Sui Ka Fu Ku . and respond with a blast of power. the source of all elements. positioning yourself to take advantage of your momentum. You are immovable as a majestic mountain or a mighty oak tree. >> *1 The Elemental Approach Taijutsu. 18. The attitude of intellect. Fire expansiveness. Chi-Mon (Geography) Knowing and successfully using the features of the terrain were crucial skills in the historical art of ninjutsu. Water responsiveness. Chi Earth stability. the ninja self-protection method. the attitude of confidence and strength. You are as a fireball hurling forward. the attitude of fade and strike.

knees. 3. 2. Maintain your weight and balance on your grounded leg while you move the other leg into position to bear the weight. Avoid the lazy and dangerous habit of stiffening knees and swinging the entire leg from the hip. to detect possible obstructions before your committed body . Do not become so engrossed in watching your feet that you do not notice other people an elements entering the surroundings. 4. Stay alert to the entire scene. allow your hands to float lightly in front of and beside your torso. emphasizing fluidity through the engagement of the ankles. Unconsciously holding your breath can unknowingly produce unneeded muscle tension. and could result in gasping release of breathe if you are startled or accidentally unbalanced. avoid distributing your weight over both legs at the same time. When absolute silence is a must. Use all joints for movement. 6. Remember to breathe along with your movement. Maintain balance control by allowing your body weight to sink and be carried by deeply flexed knees.Guidelines for stealth walking 1. and hips for stepping. If practical. 5. one arm higher and one arm lower.

Excerpt from "The Mystic Arts of the Ninja" by Stephen K. Continue your pause for as long as you feel is necessary to regain composure and allow possible listeners to decide they did not hear anything after all. Listen for signs that you were heard. but some variety is necessary. Total silence may not be needed when moving through wooded or densely populated areas where scattered noise is a natural part of the environment.weight encounters them. 8. Do not go to greater lengths than necessary to conceal your movement. Two sample routines. 9. Sink a little lower on your knees to physically relax that could normally jump into your body with alarm. as in any other martial art. Pause and hold your position if you feel that you have accidentally caused too much noise. All classes should start with a thorough warm-up and stretching session (15 minutes minimum . Take a deep breathe and release it slowly to further relax. Impatience and the resultant hasty movement that it encourages are the greatest dangers to the person who must move silently without detection. taken from my class. Be as patient as possible. Keep your movement appropriate to your surroundings. while at the same being aware of what others entering the area may see if they cannot hear.Light Sample 2 . Training the body physically should consist of more than just the practicing of technique and kata. take as much time as you can. Sample 1 .although longer is recomended). such as the movement of others or the immediate silencing of background noise following your slip. The routine should be similar each lesson.Heavy . are shown below. Also be aware that low profile crawling or sliding ma be the only way to move silently without being seen in some locations.and technique-wise. both physical. it is important to maintain a balanced training program. 7. If speed of travel is not important. Hayes Training for physical Balance by John Avery In ninjutsu.

2 minutes Leg Stretches .50 Groin stretch .2 minutes Chinese push-ups . Both routines warm the body-up before stretching.10 Squat to front kick# .20 Push-ups .30 Sideways leaps .1 minute REST* Arm rotationes . as well as technique practice and a weekly weight training session takes little time but can make a world of difference to endurance and strength. .1 minute used only sparringly.3 minutes Light jog .20 REST* Sit-ups .3 minutes Arm stretches .5 minutes Push-ups . this leads to a more effective stretch.2 minutes Arm rotations .1 minute Head stand . During the rests students should meditate.2 minutes Light jog .20 Hip stretches .3 minutes Jumping on the spot . the teacher and the level of the students. In-class training should be complimented by an out-of-class training routine.2 minutes Neck stretches .30 seconds Back stretches . I recommend that some variety be used within the class. this quickly refreshes energy reserves. A 10 minute run or obstacle course each day.1 minute Hand stand .it keeps interest as well is giving a more balanced training program.50 Leg stretches .20 Leg-ups .Jumping on the spot .2 minutes Groin Stretch . The content of the class depends on the martial art.1 minute Neck stretches .1 minute * RESTS last about 30 seconds Arm stretches .50 Sit-ups .30 seconds Leg-ups .1 minute Squating hand stand .1 minute # Deep knee squats should be Neck stretches .30 Chinese Push-ups .

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu "Ninjutsu is not something which should be used for personal desires. for the sake of one's country. for the sake of one's lord. or to escape personal danger. the techniques will indeed fail totally. Iga Ryu Karate.Momochi Sandayu Soke." . If one deliberately uses it for the sake of personal desires. It is something which should be used when no other choice is available.

3. and resentment are natural qualities to be found in life. Know the wisdom of being patient during times of inactivity. 5. or dependence. 2. Hold in your heart the importance of respect for your seniors. therefore. Sorrow. work to cultivate an immovable spirit. 4. pain. Do not allow your heart to be controlled by the demands of desire. and pursue the literary and martial arts with balanced determination O Sensei Takamatsu Toshitsugu Takamatsu 33rd GrandMaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu Toshitsugu Takamatsu 33rd GrandMaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu Masaaki Hatsumi 34rd GrandMaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu Toshitsugu Takamatsu . pleasure.Shinryu Masamitsu Toda 32nd Grandmaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu New Years message of 1891 1. Choose the course of justice as the path of your life.

This meant that he was to become a licensee of the school. Koto Ryu training involved hitting small pebbles with the finger tips.33rd GrandMaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu Training Photos TOSHITSUGU TAKAMATSU 33rd Soke of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu "The last living true Ninja" O'Sensei Takamatsu (as we at ABD call him) was born in the 23rd year of Meiji (10th March 1887). Grandfather Toda was also a senior instructor in Bikenshin Ryu Kenjutsu. a mountainous part of Iga. Toda Shinryuken Masamitsu. In this Dojo he was a Soke of a fighting system known as Shindenfudo Ryu. His given name was Hisatsugu but he later changed the name (using the same kanji characters but different pronunciation) to Toshitsugu. Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo. He was using an old oak bokken for a walking stick. He found the Koto Ryu to be "fun". but he had little interest in the Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu training. He began his training at an early age. Toda was of Samurai rank. and when he was 17 years old. In the spring of the same year he was 13 years old (1900). which was a common practice in the past. Mizuta gave him the Menkyo Kaiden to the Takagi Yoshin Ryu. a school that taught the Tokugawa shoguns and he taught at a military academy in Nakano. and Ishitani was . Toda taught him the Koto Ryu and then the Togakure Ryu. had a bone clinic. The nails and fingers would run with blood. When O'Sensei Takamatsu was 17 years old. After he learned Shindenfudo Ryu. Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo. His grandfather.. he lived it and victoriously fought many to the death battles from challengers. Hyogo province. He practiced at this Dojo everyday. and the Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu. and a Budo Dojo in Kobe. It was while he was here that he entered the Takagi Yoshin Ryu where Mizuta Yoshitaro Tadafusa was the 15th Soke. Toda also taught Shinden Koto Ryu Karate (later changed to Koto Ryu Koppojutsu).. O'Sensei Takamatsu was one of the greatest martial artists to ever live. and originally came from Iga province. Takamatsu's father gave Ishitani a job as security guard. and cause great pain. an old man by the name of Ishitani Matsutaro Takekage came to the match factory owned by Takamatsu's father. in Akashi. Above the door of the dojo was a plaque that read "Shindenfudo Ryu Jutaijutsu".. As the student progressed he would later move on to rocks etc. Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu. Some of Takamatsu's family had come from Takao. Ishitani was famous all over Japan for his martial arts. O'Sensei Takamatsu left high school to go to English School and the Chinese School of Classics in his home town of Kobe. He not only practiced his art . When he was 13 years old Takamatsu had mastered the techniques of the school.

Ishitani died a few years later. Toda once told Takamatsu. Takamatsu was observed to be smoking a cigar. Takamatsu's diary states that he fought 12 fights to the death. Takamatsu received his Menkyo Kaiden from Toda in 1909 when he was 22 years old.accepting was the only way to keep up your credibility as a martial artist and as a teacher. From him he learned the "Kuki Happo Biken no Jutsu". While in China he fought in several battles. Takamatsu ran forward. As everyone ran around screaming. To survive in China. He later mastered up to eighteen Chinese and Korean martial arts. 1909. Ishitani is reputed to have watched Takamatsu as he ran about knocking down the walls and commented that he was truly a great martial artist. 2. Takamatsu was at this point not armed.also given a small area of the factory to use as a Dojo. All of these things had occurred by the time he had attained the grand old age of 30. "Even when you are faced with death. started to knock down the sliding walls with the hanbo. He later told his students that it is of the greatest importance to be able to roll correctly in as many different ways as possible. In one of these battles a mounted soldier was charging at him. picked up the sword. Toda died that same year on the 6th December. did a dive roll. In the past you had to accept challenges from others . die laughing". watching the fire. although some were declared draws. and Shinden Muso Ryu. saving the rest of the factory. Ishitani also trained in various aspects of Ninjutsu and taught young Takamatsu aspects from several other schools of which he was also Soke. it might make it disappear. do it smiling. The collapsing walls helped extinguish the flames. . He grabbed a hanbo (3ft stick) and running into the burning area. These were Hon Tai Takagi Yoshin Ryu (from which Takamatsu was already studying with Mizuta). On one occasion the sleeping area for the match factory workers caught on fire. and 7 competition matches. Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu. A short time after this Takamatsu left for China. Never talk about your knowledge. One of the reasons he gave was that he wished to test his training and this was no longer possible in Japan. soaked it in water and put the jacket on. just moments after passing the scrolls on to O'Sensei Takamatsu. but a sword lay on the ground before him. and studied there under Kim Kei-mei. As the horseman started to draw a pistol intending to shoot. Other pieces of advice he had given him were: 1. Even when you are standing in front of defeat. Takamatsu taught martial arts. Many senior martial artists came to fight him. The death fights were results of challenges. Takamatsu leapt at the chance to study under the old man. It is said that he died with his head in O'Sensei Takamatsu's lap. He fought every challenger and never lost a single fight. and sprang into the air cutting off the man's head. He told Hatsumi that at one point when he was at an English school he had over 1000 students. He then got one of the thick gi training jackets. On his first trip to China Takamatsu went via Korea.

. I intend to continue my studies into the secrets of nature. And. I think he is the most suitable person in martial arts. Takamatsu said to his other students.. Hiei in Kyoto. He liked to walk every day for approximately one hour (he said that he was a very bad time keeper). Two things O'Sensei really enjoyed were walking and painting. Ishitani Sensei. Though he stopped training at the age of 80.. Later. He will be remembered always. and as intense as a flame. he was very much attuned to spirit and it is possible that he was ordained in a total of three different religions.. Hatsumi traveled 15 hours almost every weekend for 15 years to study with O'Sensei. Hatsumi Sensei said that it was then that he realized that perhaps Takamatsu's life was drawing to an end. Hatsumi said that when he first met Takamatsu he was frightened of him. Takamatsu told Hatsumi that he had taught him everything that he knew. Hatsumi took several students to meet and train with Takamatsu. covering approximately 8 miles. Takamatsu took on a new student. O'Sensei Takamatsu died on 2nd April 1972. He would usually take his dogs (he had 20 Spitzes) with him on his walks. in his later life. called Hatsumi Yoshiaki. aged 85.... I was courageous. Long ago I was an accomplished warrior of the Koppojutsu tradition. Later he became one of the abbots of this temple. .. Japan. O'Sensei Takamatsu once sent Hatsumi a poem... Even in battle against dangerous animals. Some other known facts regarding his life are that his wife was called Tane and she was born on 28th June Meiji 30 (1896) on the river side of Yodo-gawa. simply because he enjoyed it and found it relaxing. Though he said that he was not a religious person.. and Mizuta Sensei for their kindness. when training with Takamatsu. in the area called Hirakata. Also we know that he was an adviser on the movie "Shinobi no mono" which was made by Daiei. Hatsumi saw him stumble and fall onto one knee.. a young man in his 20's. In the 1950's. It reads like this. It was sometime after this that he went to the Tendai temple on Mt.. "I decided to leave everything in the hands of Hatsumi. It was here that he taught a few students Ninjutsu.Takamatsu returned to Japan in 1919." One year before his death.. Just for his own pleasure he would paint everyday.... and was ordained a priest. Nara. He taught Bojutsu to some of the actors in the movie. that he was a powerful and frightening teacher. I am now able to repay Toda Sensei. O'Sensei is buried in the Kumedra cemetery near Nara. Takamatsu ran a small tea house and hotel in Kashiwara. Japan.. he had still continued to oversee Hatsumi's personal training..

I have been here waiting for you through the ages. and yet the misuse of drugs and the exultation of the . Ninjutsu epitomizes the fullest concept of self-protection of not only the physical body. Reflect back on all the progress in your life and allow the positive. Without the proper frame of mind.. surviving. And yet as straight and true as the bamboo. Who is there in the world who can keep alive this will of the warrior's heart? There you are. Only you can decide whether or not you choose to experience it. Not even ten thousand enemies can cause me fear. The way of the ninja is the way of enduring. But this fact is not different from any other beneficial practice in life carried to extremes..I have a heart that is like the wild flowers of the meadow. ninjutsu is the way of attaining that which we need while making the world a better place. The skill of the ninja is the art of winning. Togakure Ryu) Ninjutsu Hiketsu Bun (Essence of the Ninja) The essence of all martial arts and military strategies is self-protection and the prevention of danger. but the mind and spirit as well. Happiness is waiting there in front of you. This one sent to me by the Warrior Gods (Bujin). proper motivation is crucial. continuous exposure to fighting techniques can lead to ruin instead of self-development. Take this to heart . More than merely delivering strikes and slashes. creative and joyous thoughts to outshine and overwhelm any sorrow or grief that may be lingering there in the recesses of your mind. In the beginning study of any combative martial art. and prevailing over all that would destroy one. Knowing that disease and disaster are natural parts of life is the key to overcoming adversity with a calm and happy spirit. —TOSHITSUGU TAKAMATSU (33rd Grandmaster. Medical science is dedicated to the betterment of health and the relief of suffering. Messages from Takamatsu Sensei THE ESSENCE OF HAPPINESS The way to experience ultimate happiness is to let go of all worries and regrets and know that being happy is the most satisfying of life's feelings. and deeper in significance than the simple out-witting of an enemy.

Once a religion loses its original focus. and conceal himself protectively from hostility when he must acquiesce. It is the same with the martial arts. Happiness is the supreme satisfaction that this life offers. and tax the people through the manipulation of their beliefs and fears. If an expert in the fighting arts sincerely pursues the essence of ninjutsu. It exists in your heart. the student will progressively come to realize the ultimate secret for becoming invincible . all the answers for all the paradoxes we see around us. control. the country is subjected to needless wars. . the ninja can responsively follow the subtle seasons and reasons of heaven. hungry for power. >> *2 Quote << Let us all gain happiness by expelling grief. Dispel dissatisfaction and sorrow. too. Governments are established to oversee the harmonious interworking of all parts of society. devoid of the influence of the ego's desires. or lacking in wisdom. and an unflagging pursuit of universal understanding. or civil and economic chaos. and following a clear and pure heart full of trust in the inevitable. Quote << Supernatural power is not a skill or trick. rethink the source to find happiness. The vast universe. in your sincerity. vital. a broad and questing mind. and must be guided by an intuitive knowledge of the playing out of fate. so often develop without a balance in the personality and lead the lesser martial artist into warped realms of unceasing conflict and competition which eventually consume him. and distress from our hearts. the ninja captures the insight that will guide him successfully into battle when he must conquer and conceal himself protectively from hostility when he must acquiesce.Toshitsugu Takamatsu . or taking in too many chemicals is a sure way to poison the body. beautiful in its coldly impersonal totality.physician's skills can lead people to a state where an individual's health is no longer within his or her personal control. so that in the end there is no such thing as surprise for the ninja.the attainment of the 'mind and eyes of the divine.' The combatant who would win must be in harmony with the scheme of totality. sorrow. By opening his eyes and his mind. adapting always. The skills of self-protection. Religion is the same. and healthy. disorder. A nutritious well-balanced diet works to keep a person alive. A religion. In tune with the providence of heaven and the impartial justice of nature. and following a clear and pure heart full of trust in the inevitable. contains all that we call good and bad. but when the rulers become greedy. however. changing just as change is necessary. over-drinking. but grossly over-eating. >> *2 In tune with the providence of heaven and the impartial justice of nature. is of inspiration and comfort to people. which should provide a feeling of inner peace and security for the marial artist. when based on faith developed through experience. the Ninja captures the insight that will guide him successfully into battle when he must conquer. it becomes a deadly thing with which to deceive.

Hatsumi was the only one receiving indepth training with the great Takamatsu during the last 15 years of his life. Japan and has an administration office attached to his downtown home. He is an accomplished musician and singer who plays guitar and yukelale. and osteopathic medicine (bone doctor). Mariko. He has been featured in almost every magazine relating to this subject in Japan. He is now what is called a historiographer of martial arts for various plays and movies. Grandmaster Inheriting Soke of 9 Ninjutsu Traditions and Founder of the Bujinkan Dojo Born in Noda City. Grandmaster Dr. He wrote.In tune with the providence of heaven and the impartial justice of nature. Soon after graduation he opened a bone clinic in his home town and his practice continued on a steady basis until about 1990 when his travel and movie schedule seemed to take over all his time. The walls of his 3 story brick home display an elaborate collection . It is said that Dr. the Bujinden (Divine Palace). He has authored countless magazine and newspaper articles on Ninjutsu and on living a productive life. Chiba Prefecture. 1931. Masaaki Hatsumi. For several years he played night clubs in a Hawaiian band as a singer and musician. Started martial arts at about age 7. Chiba Prefecture on December 2. and following a clear and pure heart full of trust in the inevitable. Grandmaster Hatsumi is the founder and International Director of the Bujinkan Dojo with its Hombu Dojo. Masaaki Hatsumi. Hatsumi is the inheritor of nine Ninjutsu traditions from the late O'Sensei Toshitsugu Takamatsu (the last true living Ninja) in the early 1970's just before Soke Takamatsu's passing in 1972. residing in Noda City. Hisamune. and conceal himself protectively from hostility when he must acquiesce. He is sought out as a speaker and television personality in Japan. the Ninja captures the insight that will guide him successfully into battle when he must conquer. and throughout the entire world. Dr. . a famous Japanese dance teacher and 10th dan director of women's training for the Bujinkan. Tetzusan. acting as a consultant to ensure that what is being portrayed is done correctly based on true history.Toshitsugu Takamatsu Dr. with a major in theater studies. Grandmaster Hatsumi is the author of over a dozen books and 40+ video tapes on the art of Ninjutsu. Warrior names: Yoshikai. He is married to his lovely wife. directed and acted in 50 episodes of a television series called 'Jiraya' which was the number one watched kid's program in Japan. He is a past President of the Writers Guild of Japan. He graduated from Meiji University in Tokyo.

28th Grandmaster Takagiyoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu Happo Hiken. California. MARTIAL ARTS BACKGROUND Young Hatsumi was 7 years old when he first held his father's wooden sword and took up training in the martial ways. Judo. He found Judo to be sport oriented. Ireland. After the war years he took a break from martial arts for awhile. Among them are Honorary Doctorate degrees from the USA in Human Sciences and Philosophy.of signed photos from presidents and leaders of many countries around the world. That Bokken training blade was made of biwa wood. Missing the dojo world of training he so loved and immersed himself into as a youth. Honorary Texas Ranger. certificates. Blackbelt Magazine's Instructor of the Year. and his father was very proud of it. During his late teenage years he trained in western style boxing. Karate. Aikido. taught him the Nine secret traditions and passed them on to him as the sole heir. In 1951 this was a very high rank and rare for such a young student of the arts. Soke Masaaki Hatsumi's Traditions: Togakure Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken. and honorary degrees from some of the most elite organizations in the world. and Honorable Citizenship from the state of Texas and cities of Los Angeles. Therefore the American Bujinkan Dojo was formed and now offers the teachings of Grandmaster Hatsumi to the general public. It was his love and passion. 28th Grandmaster Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Happo Hiken. continued playing soccer. Okinowan Karate (Zen-Bei Butokukai) and Jukendo (rifle and bayonet combat). by the Emperor of Japan for his worldwide martial arts contributions. he was not sure what it was but it seemed to be missing. Today these studies have become what we know of as the Bujinkan Dojo. and worked hard at his academic studies. he again returned to martial arts. 26th Grandmaster Kukishin Ryu Taijutsu Happo Hiken. Dublin. In 2000 Soke was awarded Japan's highest honor. 18th Grandmaster Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken Taijutsu Happo Hiken. As a young boy growing up he deeply involved himself in training in the martial arts of Japan. He studied everything he could.. This proves his dedication and perseverance since he tested against those much older and bigger than he. the Cultural Award. Title of Knighthood from Germany. 17th Grandmaster Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken. Grandmaster Hatsumi has granted Shidoshi Van Donk full permission and authority to represent his Ninjutsu / Budo Taijutsu art outside of Japan. By the time he was 20 years old he had obtained the rank of 4th degree black belt in Judo. Georgia. Master Takamatsu took him under his wing for the last 15 years of his life. Master Toshigatsu Takamatsu. along with awards. Atlanta. 14th Grandmaster Gyokushin . Kendo.The list is long and grows every month as he travels around the world teaching at international Tai Kai events hosted by senior Bujinkan students in their countries. etc. He kept looking for something. Eventually he found himself at the door step of a man who would change his life and someday renew the world of martial arts. 34th Grandmaster Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu Happo Hiken. That was in the late 1930's and that day became the inspiration of his martial arts life. the last of the true Ninja.

15th Grandmaster Soke Hatsumi with the International Culture Award Messages from Hatsumi Soke Ninjutsu Masters Speak NINPO . He has no choice but to give it to you because he will sense your heart as better or truer.Ryu Ninpo Happo Hiken. If your heart is not clear and straight. 21st Grandmaster Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu Happo Hiken. You must receive the victory from your opponent. but also heart. Lust for victory will not give you victory. Jutsu must come from the heart. your jutsu will be lacking and you will not improve in the martial arts. it will . Therefore your heart must be straight and honest. Nature is your friend.Words Of Wisdom "Jutsu" means technique.

Born of the insight attained from repeated exposure to the very brink between life and death. Without complete and total training in all aspects of the combative arts. Don't bother with martial arts. eat vegetables. the highest order of Ninjutsu. The physical and spiritual survival methods eventually immortalized by Japan's ninja were in fact one of the sources of Japanese martial arts. But there are some who leave me without realizing it." Stronger than love itself. Martial arts can kill. or "benevolent heart. appreciation of the love of others. the life philosophy of the ninja is now once again emerging. >> *2 Quote << Through the teachings of Takamatsu sensei's martial arts. today's martial artist cannot hope to progress any further than mere proficiency in the limited set of muscular skills that make up his or her training system. I think this is because I have acquired what Takamatsu Sensei called on of the cool courages. it is the time in human destiny in which Ninpo is needed. On the other hand if you only are interested in making your body strong enough to kill or win honors. Quote << Recently. the practitioner of Ninjutsu can gain the strength and invincibility that permit enjoyment of the flowers moving in the wind. A righteous life is more precious than a thousand-carat diamond. I found a life. Togakure Ryu) The Essence of Ninjutsu I believe that Ninpo. Personal enlightenment can only come about through total immersion in the martial tradition as a way of living. and contentment with the presence of peace in society. The attainment of this enlightenment is characterized by the development of the jihi no kokoro. lift weights. After so many generations of obscurity in the shadowy recesses of history. I sometimes try to drive some of my disciples into a passion on purpose in order to give them a chance to see what cool courage is. Your enemy will have unnatural moves. And now I realize that the life has settled in my mind. not martial arts. because once again. the transcendence of fear of injury or death. "Ninja should have the . the benevolent heart is capable of encompassing all that constitutes universal justice and all that finds expression in the unfolding of the universal scheme. and walk to become you to win. By experiencing the confrontation of danger. Such being the case. From Hiden no Togakure Ryu Ninpo —by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi (34th Grandmaster. Once Takamatsu sensei said to me. May peace prevail so mankind may continue to grow and evolve into the next great plateau. If you want to make only your mind/spirit strong practice religion. the benevolent heart of Ninpo is the key to finding harmony and understanding in the realms of the spiritual and natural material worlds. should be offered to the world as a guiding influence for all martial artist. therefore you will be able to know what he is going to do before he does it. I am surprised to be able to keep my presence of mind even when I get very angry. and a working knowledge of individual personal powers and limitations.

it cannot be understood if you are only to rely on your own senses of the adult world. we cannot give a thorough explanation just by focusing on the aspects of religion and the martial arts alone. a man must be a hero to understand a hero." >> *2 Quote << "Strong" and "weak" are common words on martial artist's lips. Assuming man's life ends at fifty years. Ninja in the true sense of the word are artists who love the beauties of nature and the human spirit. saying. >> *2 Quote << The perception. innosence. So." Now I have been enjoying two lives. >> *2 Quote << Children have amazing senses of vision and hearing and are even capable of making keen judgements sometimes. "What I mean is just like the sennin or the hermit who lives on air. The movements of ninpo taijutsu are not supposed to be seen as "strong" or "weak". >> *2 Quote << When we speak about ninjutsu. but rather movements that bring one un or fortune. We often tend to lose sight of things that are much more important because of this. Then the rest of my life is the one provided by Takamatsu sensei. Thus. However. one provided by Mother Nature and the other by Takamatsu sensei. Some worldlings may ask me. >> *2 . "What does 'victory' really mean? I would never have mastered taijutsu if I had clung to that concept. To fulfill this purpose. I will live the rest of my life in sincerity. "What's the good of you doing such things?" I reply. so do the ninja. As the sennin lives on wonderful pictures of Mother Nature and makes the singing of birds and the sight of animals his mental food. >> *2 Quote << The late grandmaster Takamatsu often mentioned winning and losing in nature. my life is already over. More importantly. and ideas of a child as well as memories of one's childhood all serve the purpose of the martial arts and ninjutsu. let's try to search for new dimensions of light and sound through the eyes and ears of a child. I advise my pupils to try not to overcome the enemy but to become men who can live. >> *2 Quote << Neither martial artists nor ninja like fighting or violence. doing what the ninja ought to do. I make it a rule to advise my pupils that they should behave as squarly as possible." Nothing is better in learning taijutsu than to give up the shallow concept of victory and defeat and to find the right way to live. as a fortunate man who can take good care of his righteous life. I will paint and enjoy music.benevolence to protect men of justice since there are lots of good and respectable people in the world. After all.

Have both your mind and your time fully engaged in budo. and have your mind deeply set on bujutsu. The one with the most faults drops to fifth. The phenomenon is just like a dialect disappearing after one lives in a different part of the country. Aikido. In other words." The fighting forms stay with the student even though he starts the training of Budo Taijutsu. Suppose five top cats are chosen out of hundreds of cats. until I encountered Takamatsu Sensei. . Don't be possessed by greed. The one with the least faults becomes Grand Champion. No matter how hard one tries. When do the previous learned techniques disappear? I think it is up to a person's individual talent. Discovery of your own dialect is one way of improving Budo. The same can be said for Budo. Karate. Judo. I want to write about how to train yourself when you reach a higher rank during Budo training. and consider them a chance for trial given to you by the powers. anger.Gambatte (Keep Going!) Forget your sadness.. fourth. Aikido. sadness and hatred as they are. the judges start to look for faults. This is the so-called dialect of Taijutsu (body technique). All of them are wonderful and beautiful.a blessing given by nature. I would like to use a Cat Competition as an example. but that alone cannot be judged." something he has trouble overcoming. You should not deviate from the path of righteousness. he will never be a professional announcer if he speaks in dialect. One day I began to wonder why and when did I lose those "dialects?" I realized that it was after I lost all my muscle tone after five years of illness. he comes up against the "wall. luxury. Let them pass like smoke caught in a breeze.. When one reaches a certain degree of skill. You should accept sorrows. or your ego. I was a Budoka (martial artist) with many dialects. With no other way to judge which cat is more beautiful then another. grudges and hatred. Kihon Happo I have trained myself and instructed others in Kihon Happo (basic eight rules) and felt that those who have had previous training in Karate. and other fighting techniques tend to stay with those forms and have trouble learning Budo Taijutsu from a "blank slate. and so on. then third. old-style Budo. the next. I have had lots of experience in the competition because my wife served as judge of the World Cat Club and I was also vice chairman of the club. Kung Fu. and Chinese Budo. I also studied various martial arts such as Judo. you should lead a life worthy of a man.

It may sound easy. I joke that the Soke (GrandMaster) has no Dan. presumption. . etc. or carelessness. Faults can be translated into something different in Budo.Bugei is the same way. I am ZERO. They can be suki (unguarded points). no fault . zero condition is the best.that is the target of Bufu Ikkan (living through the martial winds). . because we tend to think we are faultless. No fault.they all become our fault. If one reaches to a higher rank. Zero. he need only eliminate his faults. but eliminating faults is very difficult to accomplish. arrogance.

I was honored to have spent some quality time with yet another great master of the martial arts. even in the cold of winter in the snow. Q. I had many bruises and abrasions due to being hit on the head in Kendo practice.Interview with Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura By Allie Alberigo Sensei On April 20. The training was grueling. Sensei Thomas Renner and Master Tanemura Sensei for dinner. I then went on to ask about the history of Ninjutsu and the people of the clans. JuJitsu second and Ninpo third. What were the Ninja in Japan like? . After the seminar I was honored to join Shihan Olshlager. The interview took place in a quiet restaurant overlooking the ocean with a view of Connecticut and the picturesque beach. My father and my uncle were my first teachers. My teacher was Takamatsu Sensei. I learned kendo first. The dojo is run by Shihan John Olshlager. In the seminar we covered only nine basic techniques of Asayama Ryu JuJitsu that are from Master Tanemura's family scrolls which date back 2000 years. My father was very hard on me. Master Tanemura explained how the same meal in Japan was tremendously different in price. At the age of nine years old. during which I was granted permission to interview the master for this issue of Circle of One Quarterly. Q. Who was your first instructor? A. 1994. Again. I then asked the first question. They were very strict with me. At what time in your life did you start to train in the martial arts? A. I had the privilege to be invied to Master Shoto Tanemura's seminar at the Nokado/Madoka dojo in Kings Park. L.. The seminar began at two o'clock and lasted for two and one half hours. 38 years ago. Who was your teacher in Ninpo? A. N.Y.I. Q. I also remember having to train many times on the ground with bare feet. The interview began over a seafood dinner. I can only pray to be as good as the masters I have sat with and hope that some of their divine spirit and energy can rub off on me. Q.

do you teach the outside methods of training? A. I have been meeting honest people. there are medicines that are strictly taught from ancient scrolls. Then want true martial arts. It is the True Ninpo. the farmers. hiding and camouflaging are taught. climbing. from all the masters before . Yes. I've heard the many things about the secret medicines and magic of the Ninja. and abroad. The medicines were taught through direct teachings only. Yes.A. My style is from 2000 years ago. You must have religion and martial arts combined.S. outside of Japan? A. the running. many went the wrong way and into the wrong things. They are only taught to people at black belt instructor levels and a certain select group of people. I am the 58th generation grandmaster. both the physical and spiritual. Is this true? A. Generations have fought to determine who was the best. When the Ninja boom began. The Ninja were the working class people. and were then brought to Japan. Tradition is very important. first in 1976. Q. They originated in India and China.S. My spirit is the spirit and the bloodline of 58 generations of masters and their bloodlines. Yes. very happy. Q. Through my direct teaching you get direct spirit and direct learning. People want true traditional martial arts. In Japan. Q. Masters only. This has been proven in battle for many years. Your training is as much the mind control and spirit power as the physical. Have you been happy with the caliber of martial arts in the U. Certain secret medicines could also be very dangerous if taught to the wrong people. Hayes. and masters with a kind heart. I came to the U. true spirit and pure teaching from a pure heart.A. I was sponsored by Stephen K.

aikido. Referring to our art as Ninpo rather than Ninjutsu stresses training which is concerned with the internal development of the individual's character along with the technical skills of martial training. judo. often referred to as "the higher order of Ninjutsu.etc). It isn't enough just to know techniques. The lower radical can be read either as kokoro or shin.. is used rather than do (i. both of which mean heart. The upper radical is called yaiba which refers to the cutting edge of a blade. The character po. but can also imply perseverance. . and recognizes that defense against a life-threat is dealt with by the spirit as much as with physical technique. or stealth. Ninpo is concerned with the defense of the whole self. it is where your heart and spirit are as a person that is important. which implies natural law. kendo.Ninpo The higher order Ninjutsu is best described as the collection of skills utilized by the Ninja while Ninpo. The Japanese character for Nin consists of two parts or radicals. For this reason. " implies a philosophy for living based on the principles of Nin Nin translates into patience. This refinement of one's spirit is known in Japanese as seishinteki kyoyo.e. Ninpo stresses philosophic and spiritual training in conjunction with the physical training.

as mentioned. etc. In the adults class. This system is not part of American culture. Geniality and respect between all training members. we do not use honorifics as a rule.. non-competitive atmosphere with the emphasis on safety. In the children's class. The instructor intones the following motto: "SHI-KIN HARA-MITSU DAI-KO-MYO" [This phrase cannot be translated directly into English. is the rule and will be observed. adults are addressed as Mr. One interpretation is: "A moment of true interaction between mind and spirit may lead to Enlightenment.Class Training Book Although we take a relaxed approach to the training. However. Students should also be aware of certain politenesses that will make them more comfortable if there should be an opportunity to go to Japan and study or if a Japanese instructor visits us. It is also their responsibility to make all new training members and guests feel welcome in the dojo. or Ms. They must be practiced in a certain way or injury will result. more experienced members must ensure that new members are safe and feel so. the teacher can also be called Sensei. The classes are conducted in a supportive. training dynamics must be mutually agreed on in advance by "attacker" and "receiver. There is no "caste" system. the techniques are real and have not been adapted for use as a sport. but they are not inappropriate." All members train together when possible. In Japan there is what is known as a sempai/kohai or senior/ junior system." There are many others. New members must be observant and are encouraged to ask questions of the more experienced. due to the inherent danger in all real martial arts training.) are observed while actually involved in giving and receiving instruction. certain formalities (bowing. student and teacher. Realistic fight distancing is used at all times. Treat your seniors with respect. Therefore the speed at which technique exchanges occur must be appropriate for the level and ability of the participants. Rank and seniority bring more responsibility than p Bowing: Training begins with all members kneeling in seiza facing the front wall of the dojo. your juniors with care.] . The reason for this is because.

There is very little "shadowboxing. The teacher turns to face the class." You can do that at home. clap once. and bow again. it is customary to bow before and after a training segment. When working with a training partner.All clap twice. and the senior student calls: "SEN-SEI NI REI" [Bow to the teacher] Students and teacher bow to each other at the same time and say: "O-NE-GAI-SHI-MAS' "(before training) [Please assist me] "DO-MO A-RI-GA-TO GO-ZAI-MAS' "(after training) [Thank you very much] You will find that most of our training is done in pairs. Exchange names if you don't know each other we . bow once.

etc) behind attackers arm as you push the gun away Pull the gun from attackers hand as you turn them and kick to the stomach .Gun Take away Attacker threatens you with gun Hook sword(walking stick.

Use the sword and your leg to bring attacker down Finish off attacker Stick or sword attack Opponent squares off ready to strike you (with stick or sword) Move to side of blow and position arms around striking arm .

Ninja swords were much shorter than the samurai blades. or window frames. However. or by leaning the sword up against a wall. Because the ninja ken was usually not as long nor as refined a blade as that of the samurai warrior. and though he respected its capabilities and value to his work. and usually took the form of a hammered steel square without ornamentation. and resorted to forging their own blades in home shops.Arm bar opponent causing them to drop weapon Drop body to ground to finish opponent Sample from 'The Mystic Arts of the Ninja: Hypnotism. Invisibility. rig up trip wires in front of doorways or along forest paths. The important tsuba handguard. blinding powders. was also most often "home made" on ninja ken. or for a web seat for observation high up in the branches of a tree. The extra-long sageo or scabbard cord could be used to bind captured enemies. when compared with the beautiful tachi and katana blades of the samurai. The blade was often used as a mean of cutting through or prying open doors. often a delicate and prized work of art on samurai family swords. The blades were often straight slabs of steel with a single ground edge. and Weaponary' by Stephen K Hayes Ninja Ken or Shinobigatana (Ninja Sword) << The ninja ken. or short sword was an important tool in Japan's historical art of ninjutsu. in order to facilitate fighting in close quarters and moving quickly and silently down narrow corridors and crawl spaces. the method of using the ninja sword was different from that of conventional . the extra space in the bottom end of the saya or sheath being used to carry messages. which were often masterpieces of swordmaking art. as a booster step for climbing. The ninja sword's scabbard was often longer in length than the blade itself. because many ninja either had no access to or could not afford the work of expert swordmakers. The ninja looked upon his sword as one of the many tools of his trade. the ninja rarely afforded his short sword the reverence or spiritual qualities with which the samurai would regard his family treasure blade. the ninja sword appears to be little more than a utilitarian bush knife. sometimes referred to as shinobigatana. hatches. or explosives. The historical ninja did in fact regard his short sword as more of a tool than an exclusiveuse killing weapon. The wide tsuba or hand guard could beused as a prying device.

Japanese kenjutsu. graceful body movements to propel his sword. The Tenchijin Ryaku No Maki was formulated by Masaaki Hatsumi. and he could thereby employ precise. and this forms the basis of instruction for all students."Heaven Strategy Book" Bujin shoku to seikatsu Junan Taiso to Kokyuho Ryutai Undo Kokyuho Shinkokyu San’aun Taihenjutsu Kaiten Shiho Tenchi Tobi Zenpo Ukemi Gata to Ryusui Zenpo Ukemi Yoko Nagare Tare Nagare Koho Ukemi Shinken Gata Taihenjutsu Taihenjutsu Mutodori Gata Hira no Kamae Ichimonji no Kamae Jumonji no Kamae Ukemi no jutsu to Ankoku toshijutsu Kamae to sono kata Fudoza Ryuhyo Ryuhyo Fusetsu Shizen . Ten Ryaku No Maki . Kata are taken from all the nine schools to compile this book. sharp. >> *1 Tenchijin Ryaku No Maki Heaven. The samurai could rely on the razor edge of his sword to make effective cuts. in order to cut effectively. than the deft slashes that could be applied with the samurai sword. on the other hand. Earth and Man Strategy Book These techniques comprise the Kihon Kata of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. The less refined edge on his blade made the ninja's sword fighting techniques rely more on slamming stabs and sawing dragged-edge cuts. had to rely more on body weight in motion behind the sword. 34th Soke of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu and founder of the Bujinkan. The ninja.

Sanpo Ichimonji no Kata Hicho no Kata Jumonji no Kata .Dai .Ippo .Hoi (Hoko) Doko Jumonji Hicho Ichimonji Ihen Hira Kosei Shoten no jutsu Uke Nagashi Jodan Gedan Hiken Juroppo Shikakuken Shukiken Fudoken Kitenken Shishinken Shitanken Gyokakuken Sanshitanken Shishtanken Shuken Shanshitanken Shakoken Shitoken Shikanken Shikanken henka Koppoken Happaken Taiken Sokuyakuken Sokkiken Sokugyakuken Kiken Sanshin no Kata Chi no Kata Sui no Kata Ka no Kata Fu no Kata Ku no Kata Kihon Happo Koshi Dai .

Torite Gata Dai Ippo ."Earth Strategy Book" Keri Sokuyakuken Sokuyakuken Ten no Keri Sokugyakuken Ten no Keri Omote Sokugyakuken Omote Sokugyakuken Ten Sokuyaku Suiteiken Sokuyaku Tenken Sokuho Geri Naname Koho Tenchijin Geri Koken Koho Geri Kagi Koho Geri Kumite Sokki Hentenken Keri ni Taisuru Uke Kata Keri Kudaki Taihen Tsure Yuki Kyoto (Takagi Yoshin ryu) Ashi Dori Keri no Tai Dori Ken no Tsukai Kata.Ko Goroshi Take Ori Omote Take Ori .Dai Goho Omote Gyaku Dori Ura Gyaku Dori Hon Gyaku Dori Musha Dori Ganseki Nage Kyusho to Kiai Koppojutsu Kinketsu Teisoku Kasho Meisho Chi Ryaku No Maki .Tedama Dori Aite to Kumu Koko Kogamae Tehodoki Ryote Hodoki Oyo Goroshi . Inashi Gata Henkaken Itami Uchi Tsukami Dori Itami Osae / Itami Dori Kogeri Henka Ken Nagashi .

Tomoe Geri Kara Tawara Mawashi Kuki Nage Jin Ryaku No Maki .Kubi Jime Katate Dori Kubi Jime Kubi Ura Jime Sei On Jime O gyaku Jime Koroshi Jime Jigoku.Koshi & Harai . Gokuraku.Ura Oni Kudaki Muso Dori O gyaku to Henka Shime Waza Gyaku Jime Hon Jime Mimi Jime Sankaku Jime Itami Jime Ryo Ude Jime Do Jime .Ura Take Ori Omote .Otoshi Gyaku Nage Taki Otoshi Gyaku Taki Otoshi Kubi Dori Taki Otoshi Osoto Nage to Hiki Otoshi Uchi Mata & Uchi Gake Hane Age Itami Ken Nage Kimon Nage Kiri Nage Amado Nage Nage ni Taisuku Waza Okyo Zu Dori Shomen Dori Atto Tohi Metsubushi Fuki Ransetsu to Soto Sutemi Nage ."Man Strategy Book" . Yume no Makura Ana Otoshi Nage / Throws Harai .

Yonho Musan Rakurai Chikusei Fudo Koku Konpi Hito Kappi Gyaku Ryu Kata Maki Koyoku Renyo Shiho Dori Kasasagi Ko Gyakko Ko .Kumi Uchi Ashirau Ippo .Gyaku Otoshi Josei Goshin jutsu Roto Hane Kujiki Ryoyoku Shinsen Ichi Tai Tasu Shinken Shiraha Dome to Shira Dori Muto Dori Kata Sekiryoku Koryo Chingan Hisaku Fumo Bakko Muko Dori Shika Ashi Shuriki Akuken Gokuraku Fudo Shiraha Dome Shiraha Dori Toteki jutsu Tsubute & Kurumi Ishi Nage Senban Nage Metsubushi .

Ita Shuriken (Hira Shuriken) Kakushi Buki Shuko Tekko Ashiko Nekote. Tsunoybi Te no Naka Doku Kokeshi Shiden Gokui .

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