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Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such Similarly with the last line there are various ways to phrase it in English, and thus subtly altering the meaning. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

It koppojtusu be noted that the starting distance should be really big from the start, the attacker must take one big step or several steps to reach the defender.

Typical movement within the Koto Ryu is: Wanderings in Budo kpto on a journey along the warrior path. The Koto Ryu techniques are shorter, quick, and straight to the point; the Gyokko Ryu has longer more complicated techniques, and the techniques have more movement. Pin It on Pinterest. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Fill koppoiutsu your details below or click an icon to log in: Yoko Aruki cross steppingand Toki stamping on toes. You are commenting using your Facebook account. There are no sources on when this happened exactly mid ‘s? To do this demands good timing and rhythm in the defensive attack, often done with Yoko Aruki.

If both schools are studied completely, the student will know all forms of fighting, including distance, striking, throws, and locks.

Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such.: Kongo — Cloud prayer 2. 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. Koto Ryu Koppojutsu…… 2. Merlyn said this on July 23, at 6: These same kuji also appear in the Gyokko Ryu. Notify me of new comments via email.


Attacks to the face, in addition to metsubushi, are common in the techniques of the school. There after the Koto-ryu was following the same family line as the Gyokko-ryu, the only difference being that Koto-ryu was taught only to the person that would become the Soke.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

This site uses cookies. Thanks Mahoutsukai for the support, and thanks gyu those others who have shown their appreciation. Posted in Uncategorized Tags: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Koppojutsu means to destroy the bone structure of the attacker.

The first line was particularly vexing to translate into something that made sense in English, after trying kopojutsu several different versions I am currently happy with the one written above.

Suirin — Water ring prayer 3. They are listed as the Gassho Kuji Kiri nine symbol slashes prayers.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Both schools compliment each other and to study only one is to know only half of one of the two schools. The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance. More to follow… bujinshugyo said this on July 23, at 9: Koppojutsu …… The rest koppojutau unclear.

The Koto Ryu has a unique form of Kenjutsu Swordsmanship.


There are many similarities between the 2 schools. The exact origin of the Koto Ryu is unknown, but it was probably brought to japan from what is today called Korea, by a person named Chan Buso, who it is told in Kuden Oral Transmissions studied in China under a Mystic priest. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Directionally speaking the Koto Ryu is straighter in and the Gyokko Ryu revolves more on a circular basis either in yourself or in your opponent when taking their balance.


Some of the differences between Koto Ryu and Gyokko ryu are as follows: The Koto Ryu also contains kuji prayer forms and they are called Sanpo Gassho 3 treasures. Okuden, and Hekito are the highest levels of training with the school, and contain the secret teachings.

This states clearly that Koto-ryu was koppoujtsu for the battlefield or out doors in general, and not inside a house or narrowed places. Short distancing, and striking hard. The Yru Ryu concentrates more on striking, and the Gyokko Ryu more on locks and throws. Sakagami Taro Kopponutsu was considered as the first Soke in Koto-ryu, but Bando Kotaro Minamoto Okppojutsu, the one that was to be the second Soke, died in battle in The Hekito is unarmed combat against sword, but a skilled member of the school can also do the Hekito with sword koopojutsu sword.

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