The Gyokko Ryu, meaning “School of the Jeweled Tiger”, is one of the oldest Japanese martial arts and one of the few that claims its origins. Gyokko-ryū (玉虎流) is a school of Japanese martial arts that specialises in kosshijutsu (骨指術), shitōjutsu (指頭術) and ninpō (忍法). Gyokko-ryū was founded. Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術), is another of the 9 Schools of the Bujinkan. It is one of the nine ryū (schools) taught to the current.

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Your email address will not be published. Each is written as a separate scroll. Later the 5th Togakure Daisuke of Togakure Ninpo took and developed the idea of the weighted chain even further.

Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu

Jose Sepulveda Moreno says: A Gyokko Ryu practitioner waits for the opponent to attackin order to leave them with no chance. June 9, at When we say controlling, this can include stamping on the the opponent when they are down, something that Kacem has pointed out as specific to the Gyokko Ryu. When a joint lock is being practised, this is not done using pure muscle strength but, by using skillful footwork and with retention of the joint lock, you move your body to apply pressure on the opposing joint.

The tiger is known for power while jade is said to have healing properties by touch alone.

History and our research tells us that the oldest martial art schools from India, Tibet, and China where called tiger striking kosshijutsu schools and Gyokko Ryu is the jeweled tiger school. It is one of the oldest documented forms of martial arts in Japan and forms the backbone for all Japanese styles. The Gyokko Ryu is known not only for its extremely effective kosshijutsu, but also for the effective use with the katana, tanto and bo staff.


This website uses cookies to provide the necessary site functionality and to improve your experience. Vices dissipate gyokkl proficiency. It has been passed down through the generations to Masaaki Hatsumi who is the 28th grandmaster. The legendary Momochi Sandayu of Iga learned the techniques from Toda.

Gyokko Ryu

High philosophic strategy was in the presence of an enemy to be in harmony with him, never challenging but welcome with a smile, never showing a fierce grimace. Learn gyoklo your comment data is processed.

Although it has been listed as a Ninjutsu school by the Bugei Ryuha Daijiten, it is more of a Bujutsu school. An iron ring was attached by a decided length of rope to the weapons handle. Yet the power and strength come exclusively from the refined way of aligning and structuring the body, as opposed to muscular contraction.

Being drunk affects your judgement. Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu is from the famous Taijutsu tradition.

Gyokko Ryu – Ninjutsu

Forget self; be patient and do not fear dying. The Gyokko Ryu is broken down into five levels: Typical for the Gyokko Ryu are the powerful gyooko and balance taking.

The three basic Kamae spiritual attitude or posture of this school show the role of the Boshi Ken as a weapon: Jia Zi Quan is of particular interest, because the description of the movements, are not only very similar to Baji Quan, but also have similarities to the Gyokko Ryu. The Sanshin no kata is one of the hiden secret transmissions. He should forget his ego and take care of virtues like discipline, patience, and courage.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Takamatsu holding a Migi no Kamae with Boshi Ken. This includes all the important fighting methods: The Gyokko Ryu has one fundamental rule: Later different sizes of Kama were used so now we say Kusarigama to the weapon as it is seen very later. Furthermore, these eight basic techniques are also to be found in other Bujinkan Ryu, each with different feelings of movement and partly with different techniques.


The following are nine rules of the Gyokko Ryu: This is of particular interest to me, since I also practice Baji Zhandao kungfu, which like the Bujinkan, is made up of many different schools of martial art. Almost only the area of kosshijutsu attacks against muscles and nerves is taught these days within the Bujinkan. In older times it was known as Shitojutsu fingertip techniqueslater as Kosshijutsu fingerjoint techniques.

As a strong enemy comes, keep an indomitable spirit.

9 Schools of Bujinkan: Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu

Which correlates with the Kosshijutsu striking techniques of this school. By using our website, you agree gyooko our privacy policy. Hachiryu Nyudo invented a secret weapon to deflect sword cuts. March 18, at The weapons specific to the Gyokko Ryu are not often taught within the Bujinkan, but once again, as with the koppojutsu, with Kacem and Ishizuka Sensei, there is an exception.

The source of this comes from Hakuun Ryu Ninpo. Kyoketsushoge means “running the mountain” or “a high jump”. This can be used effectively for catching and guiding a weapon or limb where you want it without having to grab it, plus it keeps the thumbs ready for pressure striking the body at unusual angles.

The techniques and knowledge acquired should not be passed to others without the explicit approval of the teacher.

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