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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The tiger is known for power while jade is gyu to have healing properties by touch alone. Gyooko 9, at Heaven is change, which is natural.

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 three basic Kamae spiritual attitude or posture of this school show the role of the Boshi Ken as a weapon: With such, one could quickly disappear, this is a Kuden. Forget self; be gyok,o and do not fear dying. Vices dissipate your proficiency. Serve and protect the master, as you must your parents. Almost only the area of kosshijutsu attacks against muscles and nerves is taught these days within the Bujinkan.

Great info on the Gyokko Ryu …. The character NIN means to guard the nation with even your life. The preferred position for defence is Migi no kamae right leg in front in order to protect the heart better against attacks. Although it has been listed as a Ninjutsu school by the Gyokio Ryuha Daijiten, it is more of a Bujutsu school.


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The following are nine rules of the Gyokko Ryu: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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.

Takamatsu taught this only to Hatsumi Sensei.

The Gyokko Ryu byokko that when a fight is about to start, do not let the opponent win, but take him down with a technique that is only as strong as is needed to match the situation. He was also known as Tozawa Kaneuji and retainer for Minamoto Tameto.

In reality, according to Chinese Martial Art history, there are 3 likely origins: Kyoketsushoge means “running the mountain” or “a high jump”. April 10, at 8: Being drunk affects your judgement. March 19, at Later the Ryu was under the Grandmastership of Momochi Sandayu tyu passed the jurisdiction onto the Toda clan.

The mindset needed is to believe in certain victory! These are Sanpo Gassho or the 3 treasures. He should forget his ego and take care of virtues like discipline, patience, and courage. This is the preferred style out of which several scenarios for fighting techniques are practised. Which correlates with the Kosshijutsu striking techniques of this school.

ShaolinMuslim Chinese arts such as Jia Zi Quan a very old martial art from west China, that later may have become part of Baji quan and Piqua Zhang or Taoist arts such as Taoist wrestling which would later become Shuaijiao and the origins of tai chi. The Gyokko Gtokko has one fundamental rule: If battle is unavoidable, don’t let him gtokko you, or if he’s determined too close then use the extreme Waza to take him down.


These are high principles indeed, and more common to a Taoist or Zen Buddhist philosophy, as opposed to a Muslim one. As basics in Taijutsu there are Ichimonji, Hicho and Jumonji. In danger, say and show nothing. Typical for the Gyokko Ryu are the powerful blocks and balance taking. Some say that the original techniques from the school were created by a princess in the Chinese Imperial Court who used quick body goykko to attack specific targets on the body.

It was named Kyoketsushoge.

9 Schools of Bujinkan: Gyokko Ryū Kosshijutsu

The source of this comes from Hakuun Ryu Ninpo. From a certain Menkyo of the Gyokko Ryu Ninpo, two balls of a size to be hidden in the hand were used as a distractor in disappearance situations. Authentic Ninjutsu Zenformation for the Modern Shinobi. If this is true then it is unlikely that he was Shaolin, since the monks did not often populate the Imperial guard, and they were not known for these types of controlling techniques.

Each is written as a separate scroll. Gyokmo the 5th Togakure Daisuke of Togakure Ninpo took and developed the idea of the weighted chain even further. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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.

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