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They are listed as the Gassho Kuji Kiri nine symbol slashes prayers.

The name Koto-ryu means “Knocking Down Tiger”, to knock down a tiger rryu the fingers and as such the techniques in the Ryuha are quite brutal in their methods. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new posts via email.

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Attacks to the face, in addition to metsubushi, are common in the techniques of the school. Some of the differences between Koto Ryu and Gyokko ryu are as follows: The Koto-ryu is greatly complimented with the study of Gyokko-ryu and if you keep in mind they both have different strategies and methods, you should be able to mix them together to cover all possible variations for self protection survival.

More to follow… bujinshugyo said this on July 23, at 9: Thanks Mahoutsukai for the support, and thanks to those others who have shown their appreciation.

The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance. Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such.: Directionally speaking the Joppojutsu Ryu is straighter in and the Gyokko Ryi revolves more on a circular basis either in yourself or in your opponent when taking their balance.


Okuden, and Hekito are the highest levels of training with the school, and contain the secret teachings.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

Short kopojutsu, and striking hard. 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. Yoko Aruki cross steppingand Toki stamping on toes. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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The Koppojusu is unarmed combat joto sword, but a skilled member of the school can also do the Hekito with sword against sword. This states clearly that Koto-ryu was developed for the battlefield or out doors in general, and not inside a house or narrowed places. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The Koto Ryu has a unique form of Kenjutsu Swordsmanship. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Typical movement within the Koto Ryu is: Create a free website or blog at WordPress.


The Koto Ryu is broken down into five levels which are as follows: These same kuji also appear in the Gyokko Ryu. If both schools are studied completely, the student will know all forms of fighting, including distance, striking, throws, and locks. There are many similarities between the 2 schools. It should 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. What specializes the Koto-ryu techniques is that distance is created by moving along with the attack, then moving forward with a strike and then moving quickly out to a safe distance again.


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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.

Both schools compliment each other and to study only one is to know only half of one of the two schools. The Koto Ryu concentrates more on striking, and the Gyokko Ryu more on locks and throws.

Notify me of new comments via email. Merlyn said this on July 23, at 6: Koto Ryu Koppojutsu…… 2. 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. The first line was particularly vexing to translate into koppojufsu that made sense in English, koppoojutsu trying out several different versions I am ryyu happy with the one written above.