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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The Art of Koppojutsu

To recognize the opportunity for Koppojutsu you need the knowledge of osteological anatomy and you have to understand musculature along with dynamic physiology of a human body in motion. Learning this requires an understanding of the kind of force needed to break bones, and in which direction this can happen.

The careless, reckless, unscrupulous or ignorant healer can hurt their vulnerable patients in the same way a martial artist can who does not recognize or understand the power hidden in their activities. Then they can use the art as they see fit, and not only that, but if their goal is to survive a potentially dangerous encounter. Takamatsu Toshitsugu started his training in Koto Ryu when he was nine years old, and was considered a Koto Ryu master when he was 13 years old.

The Koto Ryu concentrates more on striking, and the Gyokko Ryu more on locks and throws. The exact origin of Koto Ryu is unknown, it was probably brought to Japan from what today is Korea by a person named Chan Buso in the 16th Century.

The Koto Ryu also contains kuji prayer forms and they are called Sanpo Gassho 3 treasures.

Frequently, when fractures occur as a result of using martial arts, it is unexpected, unintended and accidental. Thereby creating a predictable and reliable opportunity to break parts of the skeleton.

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, tecniques spine and the skull. Others might kippojutsu 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.


This gives multiple ways of holding the sword with crossed arms tschniques would totally confuse the attacker, and sometimes convince him that the stylist was an amateur and an easy opponent. In techniqhes not to chase static and leveraging points in a moving body, which by process will always be too late. That is a lot. These change with the body posture. If both schools are studied completely, the student will know all forms of fighting, including distance, striking, throws, and locks.

Martial arts have in common with medical knowledge that force applied in one direction destroys life and in another heals and protects life. There are many similarities between the 2 schools. Martial arts like many techniquea things is to a large extent taught through a process of pattern recognition.

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. Tecyniques interested in the greater culture of the martial arts will take this learning as a serious responsibility and will use it ethically.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Archives – Todai Bujinkan Dojo

The Koto Ryu has a unique form of Kenjutsu Swordsmanship. The difference as apposed to Gyokko Ryu was that Koto Ryu was only taught to the person that would become the next Soke. To have the ability to inflict that on another person seems an enviable ability in self-defense and combat. Typical movement within the Koto Ryu is: Koppojutsu …… The rest is unclear. In most martial arts training, these concepts tehcniques not fully articulated. The Koto Ryu is broken down into five levels which are as follows: The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance.


The advantage kopojutsu, lies in being able to use the knowledge in many postures, situations, with or without weapons and in a non-scripted fashion which in real combat is the norm. 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 move quickly out to a safe distance again. The real task of accomplishing Koppojutsu lies in the process that sets up the opponent to be subjected to a fracture.

These same kuji also appear in the Gyokko Ryu. Five Levels of the Koto Ryu.

There after the Koto Ryu was following the same family line as Gyokko Ryu. This historical information of the seven traditions taught within the Budo Ryu Kai I feel is correct based on my personal training koppojugsu research.

The information that I have listed is the information that I gathered from my teachers, my training and my personal research of the arts. Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such.: In many ways, this makes the art harder to learn and conceptual challenging. Pin It on Pinterest.

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. Suirin — Water ring prayer 3. It also assumes a higher level of maturity and selection of students.

Koppojutsu means to destroy the bone structure on the attacker.