Ninjutsu Techniques · Bujinkan Densho · Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu · Koto Ryu Koppojutsu · Togakure Ryu Ninpo · Takagi Yoshin Ryu. Koto Ryu Koppojutsu (虎倒流骨法術) translates as “Tiger Knock Down School”. What specializes the Koto Ryu techniques is that distance is created by moving.

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Okuden, and Hekito are the highest levels of training with the school, and contain the secret teachings. Certainly, many of us are familiar with moments when your instructor or master, will pause and inform you to be careful when executing koppojustu technique because of the risk of breaking your training partners bones.


The real task of accomplishing Koppojutsu lies in the process that sets up the opponent to be subjected to a fracture. The advantage however, lies in techniquee able to use the knowledge in many postures, techniquex, with or without weapons and in a non-scripted fashion which in real combat is the norm. This conveys that the teacher did not intend for their students to cause harm.

Finally, it should also be pointed out that an actively resisting enemy creates opportunities to apply Koppojutsu in ways that are not easily predicted in the dojo. Koppojutsu …… The rest is unclear.

The Art of Koppojutsu

Two of them have the name tecgniques the scroll partially clear and listed as such Martial arts like many other things is to koppojutwu large extent taught through a process of pattern recognition. Frequently, when fractures occur as a result of using martial arts, it is unexpected, unintended and accidental.

This usually is because the person using the technique has insufficient ability and knowledge to prevent the injury from occurring. The difference as apposed to Gyokko Ryu was that Koto Ryu was only taught to the person that would become the next Soke.


Some of the differences between Koto Ryu and Gyokko ryu are as follows: Pin It on Pinterest. So the knowledge of Koppojutsu is not only to cause fractures, dislocations, avulsions and disability, it is also to prevent it and even to heal it. Both schools compliment each other and to study only one is to know only half of one of the two schools.

Koppojutsu takes a lot to learn in any detail. This approach is practical but has the limitation that the student will pair a specific set up with a specific application and an expected result. It is still possible to use Koppojutsu, but the way to induce stress on the skeleton uses different methods. There after the Koto Ryu was following the same family line as Gyokko Ryu.

To a large extent Koppojutsu happens when the opponent in their technique or lack of it presents you with the opportunity to use it. Koppouutsu his self biography he has written that he got hard fingers and toes by hitting stone and gravel techniqurs the blood came through the finger and toenails.

Suirin – Water Ring Prayer. Koppojutsu is not just about breaking the long bones in our limbs, which not surprisingly, are the toughest, it is about breaking and dislocating complex bony structures like the pelvis, the spine and the skull. Learning this requires an understanding of the kind of force needed to break bones, and in which direction this can happen.

The Koto Ryu is broken down into five levels which are as follows: There are story’s about Takamatsu Sensei in the ‘s when he convinced Koizume Shizuo, a journalist from the Tokyo Sport Newspaper, by literally drilling five holes through the bark of a tree with his Shako Ken finger strike.


The Hekito is unarmed combat against sword, but a skilled member of the school can also do the Hekito with sword against sword. Kaku Gassho – Fire and Wind Prayer.

The idea of permanent or long lasting bodily damage would certainly be a deterrent to any would be assailant or enemy. This second ko;pojutsu is the one advocated in the Geijin Ryu. 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. The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance.

Koto Ryu is one of the very few Ryu that sometimes changes the grip of the sword by holding it koppoutsu the left hand near the tsuka.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu –

Any set of techniques aimed at breaking bones is sure to be painful and likely crippling. They are listed as the Gassho Kuji Kiri nine symbol slashes prayers.

I really do not know, but suspect that the unwanted injuries it can prevent probably outnumber the wonton use of these techniques to hurt others. Others might argue that the dangers of the techniques should be consistently pointed out, such that the student using the technique has the choice and discretion about how to use the techniques.

We as martial artists and if we happen to be healthcare workers also have to make choices about techniqhes to use our knowledge. The principles of Koppojutsu have to do with understanding weaknesses in anatomical bony structures. Koto Ryu Koppojutsu…… 2.