Not much is known about this Bujinkan Ryu. Soke Hatsumi has not taught much, if any of it in public that I am aware of. What I know of this Ryu is lim. Gikan ryu Koppojutsu “School of truth, loyalty and justice” The Gikan school is almost unknown, as it was never publically taught. The founder of this martial art . 年6月1日 According to the traditions of Gyokko Ryu of Sakanoue Taro Kunishige (坂上太郎 国重), Uryu Hangan Gikanbo founded it around the middle of.

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Hatsumi claims sokeship to the ryu, including the late Akimoto, who he also directly trained with. Create a ruy website or blog at WordPress. Ishitani helped Gikanbo recover in the mountains of Iga.

7. Gikan-ryu Koppojutsu

One of the special teachings of the ryu is Bufu ni sente nashi from this side there is not the first strike which tells us that this was a defensive, not offensive art.

Soke did not know or remember the name of the technique. The Gikan school is almost unknown, as it was never publically taught. Takamatsu gave sokeship to Fumio Akimoto. Founded in Uryu Hangan Gikanbo, this school specialises in Koppojutsu. In the Meiji Era, when Ishitani was 61 he was given employment by the father of Takamatsu Sensei at his match factory.

Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu-Truth, Loyalty and Justice School

However, he was not killed and sensibly managed to retreat, despite being injured to the point of exhaustion.

It also proved that Soke Hatsumi does have quite a few scrolls that until now he has not shared with people, or at least only a trusted few. Not much is known about this Bujinkan Ryu. Shoden Gata Chuden Gata Okuden Gata Kaiden Gata Menkyo Kaiden The Makimono scrolls of Gikan Ryu have sections on the kata names, history, secret striking points kyushoand strategies used by the ryu, eyu research revealed that the makimono, when referring to techniques, only mention the names, and do not contain the step by step instructions as do some makimono.


Kimbei Sensei for reason unknown chose to keep secret the heritage given to him by Takamatsu Sensei. He was considered a good leader and real warrior.

Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu

Unfortunately little of the actual techniques have been giikan in the west and so little is known. There he was discovered by an Iga warrior, called Ishitani Matsutaro, who himself was on his way to join the battle. From the teachings of Gikanbo comes the gilan Possibly the main reason for this is that the secret techniques were only handed down from one Soke to the next Soke, this would often be from father to son.

He lived in the family castle called Uryujo. Ultimately though, the strong influence of the Gyokko Ryu upon the Gikan Ryu, means one can assume that the differences between the two are gikann very big. What was particularly unique about this scroll ruu that as well as the kanji detailing the technique, the illustrations of various kamae were quite beautiful and very colourful.

This scroll also detailed that one of the defining characteristics of the school is for the feet to be pointing in completely opposite directions, like a ballet stance, which alone makes any technique very difficult.

Most scrolls have no illustrations or few, and those that do are not often coloured. You are commenting using your WordPress. It captured all of my attention.

Notify me of new posts via email. Gikan Ryu is said to contain many special gilan unique to the ryu. Masaaki Hatsumi is the 15th Soke of this school.

This site uses cookies. This was a total surprise because my attention was still on his fist. In return for this act he was trained in the secrets of Gikan Ryu.


After moving my punch outside, he slides his hand up near the inside of my elbow and continues to pressure my arm in the outside direction moving me more to the right. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Gikan ryu contains many special kicks, punches, and throws and its dynamic footwork is used widely within the Bujinkan system. Gikan ryu contains many special kicks, punches, and throws and its dynamic footwork is used widely within the Bujinkan system.

This site uses cookies. He is seen as being an honorable martial artist who strove to keep Japan at peace. Any chance of posting a high resolution jpg of the original article text. Gikan Ryu koppojutsu contains secret kicks, punches and throws and rumour has it that Gikanbo developed a special punch that could snap a sword in two!

This causes me to lean backward, he then steps in with his left leg to deliver a right elbow to my shoulder socket area and drive gikkan downward. The case was about the legitimacy in lineage. Both versions are completely different from the early listings, yet questions arise only from the ending listings.

This Ryu contains many special kicks, punches and throws. Gikan Ryu History of Gikan Ryu. From what we understand there are no densho in the Gikan Ryu. My body reacts to his elbow strike by bending forward at the waist not captured on camera and he immediately follows with a back fist to my face.