At the heart of the Bujinkan martial arts system lies a remarkable tapestry woven from the techniques and philosophies of nine distinct Ryuha (schools).
These Ryuha collectively form the foundation of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, a comprehensive martial arts system developed by SOKE Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. Each Ryuha contributes unique insights into combat, strategy, and self-development, creating a holistic approach to the art of combat.
戸隠流忍法 - Togakure Ryu Ninpo:
Often considered the root of ninjutsu, Togakure Ryu emphasizes the use of stealth, evasion, and espionage techniques. Its principles provide insights into the art of the ninja, focusing on survival, deception, and surprise attacks.
玉虎流骨指術 - Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu:
Gyokko Ryu embodies circular movements and joint manipulation techniques. Its emphasis on control and redirection of an opponent's energy offers practitioners strategies for neutralizing attacks and gaining advantageous positions.
九鬼神伝流八法秘剣術 - Kuki Shinden Happo Bikenjutsu:
This school revolves around the use of traditional Japanese weapons, including swords, staffs, and spears. Kuki Shinden Happo Bikenjutsu emphasizes the fluidity and adaptability required when engaging in armed combat.
虎倒流骨法術 - Koto Ryu Koppojutsu: Koto Ryu focuses on striking and bone-breaking techniques, exploiting an opponent's structural weaknesses. Its principles encompass precision, timing, and efficiency in inflicting debilitating blows.
神傳不動流打拳体術 - Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu:
This school emphasizes striking techniques targeting vital points on an opponent's body. Shinden Fudo Ryu equips practitioners with methods to quickly incapacitate adversaries with accurate and powerful strikes.
玉心流忍法 - Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo:Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo:
Gyokushin Ryu emphasizes the manipulation of an opponent's emotions and mental states. By skillfully managing fear and uncertainty, practitioners acquire an advantage in confrontational situations.
雲隠流忍法 - Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo:
Known for its evasive tactics and use of terrain, Kumogakure Ryu teaches practitioners how to blend with the environment and employ unconventional strategies in combat.
義鑑流骨法術 - Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu: Gikan Ryu specializes in striking and joint manipulation techniques, aiming to disrupt an opponent's balance and structure. It emphasizes precision and adaptability in engagements.
高木揚心流柔体術 - Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu: Takagi Yoshin Ryu focuses on grappling and throwing techniques. It provides practitioners with methods to control an opponent's body and effectively subdue them through locks, throws, and pins.
Together, these nine Ryuha form the foundation of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, offering practitioners a comprehensive toolkit for combat, self-defense, and personal growth. Each Ryuha contributes unique elements to the system, reflecting the diversity and depth of Japanese martial traditions.