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Kukishin Ryu Taijutsu


It is said that Taijutu 1, or jujutsu techniques of Kukishin Ryu were streamlined by the seventh head of the school Kuki Kiyotaka, and organized by his son Sumitaka. Jujutsu techniques of Kukishin Ryu were the ones that featured Atekomi, or punching and kicking 2 that originated in the time when warriors wore armor on the killing field, and when the name of the game was practicalities. Like other schools of Jujutsu, however, it can be assumed that the Jujutsu techniques of this school had developed from the ones for a fight with armor on into the new style for a fight in an everyday life situation by the early Edo period 3. Of these techniques Kihongata, which consists of eihgt techniques 4, was devised by the twenty-fifth Soke, Kuki Takatomo, who played an active role from the end of Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period. Jujutsu techniques of Kukishin Ryu had been mainly arm-twisting and punching and kicking, and it involved a lot of danger for beginners; therefore, he altered them so that beginners could practice without suffering injuries. He began to serve at the Nijyo castle in Kyoto, and went to the Imperial Court in February 28, 1864, where he showed the new ways to the emperor. 
A 7.5 by 7.5 centimeters square steel plate 5 called Teppan is part of Jujutsu technique. This weapon was thrown against warriors with armor.

a wooden sword and a dagger tessen and a wooden sword

TeppanP Teppan 2


The List of Taijutsu Techniques

Kamae-gata Omote-kamae
1.Hiraichimonji 2.Yokoichimonji 3.Shinnoichimonji
1.Kachimi 2.Seigan 3.Hichyo
Kihon-gata 1. Katamunadori
2. Katakkudaki
3. Hikikomi
4. Uchiashikase
5. Sotoashikase
6. Sotoashibarai
7. Migimaedate
Omoteno-kata 1. Kasumidori 
Atekomi Udeori Erijime
2. Dougaeshi
Udeori Erijime Ryouerijime
3. Karamedori
Hikitaoshi Ashiori Mukounage
4. Oikakedori
Ashiori Tengudori Yokotobi
5. Hizaguruma
Udeori Atekomi Erijime
6. Kobushinagashi
Hikikomi Udeori Atekomi
7. Sayu
Atekomi Ushironage Temakura
8. Midareuchi
Atekomi Udeori Hikitaoshi
9. Katamunadori
Udeori Tsukitaoshi Gyakudaoshi
Udeori Jyumonji Ryougakenage
Ateiri Osaekomi Mawashidori
Ashiori Tsukitaoshi Atedaoshi
Osaekomi Ateiri Gyakuiri
Supplementary techniques 1.Kaigokudaki
Atekomi Ushironage Makigaeshi 
Udeori Hijiotoshi Shizuminage
Sabakino-kata 1. Katamunadori
2. Ryoumunadori
3. Kaigokudaki
4. Onikudaki
5. Katateguruma
6. Koromogaeshi
7. Seoinage
8. Koshinage
Shimeno-kata 1. Erijime
2. Mawashijime
3. Katatejime
4. Ryoutejime
5. Gyakutejime
6. Ryouzuri
7. Wakizuri
8. Udezuri
Taino-kata 1. Koshiguruma
2. Yotsude
3. Horagaeshi
4. Udenagare
5. Kasasagi
6. Ryoutedome
7. Mizunagare
8. Ryusetsu
10.Kocyonage or Kocyodori
11.Hukubeotoshi or Fukubegaeshi
Mutoudori 1. Katateotoshi
2. Ichimonji
3. Shizuminage
4. Ushirodori
5. Hiraichimonji
6. Seigan
7. Tsukakudaki
8. Matsubaotoshi
Daishyosabaki 1. Katamunadori
2. Ryoumunadori
3. Ryoutegake
4. Kimokudaki
5. Umadome
6. Tsukanagare
7. Sodeguruma
8. Nagashidori
Shirabenokata 1. Tobichigai
2. Kurumagaeshi
3. Kazadori
4. Raiotoshi or Sakagaeshi
5. Gyakunage
6. Ameotoshi
7. Amagaeshi or Amaotoshi
8. Takiotoshi
9. Komagaeshi
Sensudori 1. Katateotoshi
2. Ichimonji
3. Shizuminage
4. Ushirodori
5. Hiraichimonji
6. Seigan
7. Tsukakudaki
8. Matsubaotoshi
Teppan 1. Jyohu
2. Jyorai
3. Jyoryu
Mogurinokata 1. Gokurakuotoshi
2. Jigokunage or Jigokudori
3. Tamakudaki
4. Oukoku
5. Onibuse
6. Inazumadori
7. Mizudori
8. Raisetsu
9. Gorin-otoshi or Taiotoshi


[ Notes ]
1 On all ancient documents handed down in the Kuki family, Soke of Kuki-shin-ryu, the term Taijutsu was used; however, on the list handed down in the Besshyo family and on the documents compiled by Takamatsu Chousui the term Jujutsu is also used. In addition, the term Jujutsu has become popular since Koudou-senyoukai-syoubukyoku, an organization set up in order for this school of Jujutsu to be publicly known, was established before the World War II.
2 In Kukishin Ryu, the term Atekomi is used instead of Atemi unlike other school of Jujutsu.
3 In terms of techniques of old days when warriors wore armor, Gouhounoden exists, reminding us of how they fought on the battleground.
4 There is another view in which Kihongata consists of 9 techniques, according to the volume 36 of Nakatomi Hisyou, "Amatsutatara-Kuki-Taijyutsu-Kappou-Hennomaki" compiled by Takamatsu Chousui. The list is as follows: "Ketaoshi, Haraigata, Yokodaoshi, Matagake, Haneotoshi, Haneage, Hanetsurube, Sotowa, Koshiguruma."
5 There is a record that a 12 by 12 centimeters square steel plate was used in old days, according to Tenshinhyouhou-Taijutsu-Kappouron(a variant text).