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Secret Techniques of Kukishin Ryu 

Secret teaching is something that should not be taught until a student reaches at certain level in the course of learning. It is thought not just in martial arts but in any kind of art that teaching things beyond one's level does more harm than good. It is therefore considerate of a teacher to hold back some teaching while one has not attained that level. The secrets of Kukishin Ryu we refer to here are also taught according to the development of skills and the depth of understanding of each individual student. And the teaching is systematically organized at each phase of learning.
It is a custom from old times to give the list of secret teaching to students with Menkyono-kata 1, Heihou-youketsu 2, and Rika-hisyaku 3; these are collectively called Kokoroe. Of these, Atekomi-Kokoroe 4 was taught at a Mokuroku level until the beginning of the Meiji period, but the teaching involved dangerous techniques and is taught at a Chugokui level now.
There is a technique called Toritsuki for dealing with a fight against more than one adversary. It is named Hutari(two)-toritsuki, Sannin(three)-Toritsuki according to the number of adversaries. Sinkatsu-bo is a technique to get out of a situation where one is surrounded by several adversaries with long staffs and got held down by them with the weapons. Hayanawa is a Hojou-jutsu 5, a technique for binding up an enemy tightly with a rope. Sensudori -Kokoroe is a technique with a short staff.


Tan-bo (two kinds) 

Hayanawa (long one and short one) with Rokushaku-bou and Tan-bou


The List of Secret Techniques


(at the Mokuroku level)
(at the Chugokui level) 
1. Hoshikage 
2. Taniwatari 
3. Yamanobori 
4. Jinchu 
5. Ryousyu 
6. Menbu 
7. Dokkotsu 
8. Kenkotsu 
9. Kimon 
10. Suigetsu 
11. Tsukikage 
12. Inazuma 
13. Kuin 
14. Sakoku 
15. Ukoku 
16. Renro 
17. Ryuge 
18. Gokuraku 
19. Matsukaze 
20. Murasame 
21. Sitakuin 
22. Uin 
23. Sain 
24. Toukotsu 
25. Sinchu 
26. Wakisita 
27. Kenkotsu(Shakkotsu) 
28. Yubitsubo 
29. Ryouwaki 
30. Kinketsu 

There are other techniques as follows: Tentou, Kasumi, Wakitsubo, Wakikage,Denko, Wakidenko,Ushirodenko, Yougan, Hizatsubo, Kusanagi, Sokkou,Chimon, Kantan. 

(at the Gokui level) 
1. Tengu-ate 
2. Jinchu-no-ate 
3. Ryusei-no-ate 
4. Rakka-no-ate 
5. Gokuraku-no-ate
6. Murasame-no-ate 
7. Matsukaze-no-ate 
8. Suigetsu-no-ate 
9. Tsukikage-no-ate 
10. Inazumano-ate 
11. Dokko-no-ate 
12. Myoujo-no-ate 
13. Gedan-no-ate 
14. Ganka-no-ate 
15. Shin-no-ate 
16. Seishikanchiho
Toritsuki 1. Ni-nin-toritsuki(at the Mokuroku level) 
2. San-nin-toritsuki(at the Chugokui level) 
3. Yo-nin-toritsuki or Shihouzume (at the Gokui level) 
4. Hachi-nin-toritsuki or Happouzume(at the Menkyo level) 
5. Shinpu(at the Kaiden level) 
Shinkatsubo 1. Ni-nin-garami(at the gokui level) 
2. Yo-nin-garami(at the Menkyo level) 
3. Hachi-nin-garami(at the Kaiden level)
(at the Menkyo kaiden level) 
1. Taijutsu-Sensudori(at the Menkyo level) 
2. Hanbo-Sensudori(at the Kaiden level)
(at the Gokui level) 
1. Jimonno-katsu 
2. Dokkono-katsu 
3. Kyu-katsu 
4. On-katsu 
5. Haicyuno-katsu 
6. Soushinno-katsu 
7. Myojinno-katsu
(at the Menkyo level)
1. Daikaino-katsu 
2. Sui-katsu 
3. Kubi-katsu 
4. So-katsu 
5. Souinno-katsu 
6. Hai-katsu 
7. Chino-katsu 
8. Sou-katsu 
9. Shinno-katsu
(at the Kaiden level) 
1. Hajutsuno-ho 
2. Toateno-jutsu 
3. Hichono-jutsu 
4. Kiaikishi 
5. Gorinhen 
6. Setsugekka 
7. Shisyono-katsu 
Gorinhen and Setsugekka are called Syugyo-no-ni-to.
(at the Kaiden Shinanmenkyo level) 
1. Shinmyoken 
2. Senpo 
In learning Tenshinhyoho, rentan through Tenshinsyuho is a prerequisite. There are three phases of learning it: Shintan, Kakki and Shinku 


[ Notes ]
1 This particular Kata (techniques comprised of a series of movements) is taught when Menkyo (a certificate) is given to a student. This is why it is called this way. Technically speaking, however, it is called "Shinno-kata" or "Urano-kata."
2 Detailed instruction on maneuvers written on a scroll; it is taught through stories concerning the founder of the school and teachers belonging to the school; however, the content of them is all quoted from a Chinese book Sonshi. 
3 A short poem regarding maneuvers written on a scroll.
4 Teaching concerning an effective blow.
5 In general, there is a distinction between Haya-nawa and Hon-nawa in Hojo-jutsu. However, only Haya-nawa is handed down as a part of Karamedori technique in Kukishin Ryu Bojutsu(Of course, the roping technique is also used at the Menkyo level in Taijutsu).