Not much is known about this Bujinkan Ryu. Soke Hatsumi has not taught much, if any of it in public that I am aware of. What I know of this Ryu is lim. Gikan ryu Koppojutsu “School of truth, loyalty and justice” The Gikan school is almost unknown, as it was never publically taught. The founder of this martial art . 年6月1日 According to the traditions of Gyokko Ryu of Sakanoue Taro Kunishige (坂上太郎 国重), Uryu Hangan Gikanbo founded it around the middle of.

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This is also combined with the fact that this was a photocopied page of a magazine that Hatsumi-sensei had handed out, that I have no necessity beyond gikaan compunction to practice kanji to share. The whole range of kata for the ryu was taught orally. This ryu is scarcely seen by members of the Bujinkan, but its techniques tend to be very direct and hard. Soke presents his fist toward my face and all I can see is his punch coming in.

He yru seen as being an honorable martial artist who strove to keep Japan at peace. But yet again, no one can verify or refute this. He was the lord of present day Osaka back then known as Kawachi no Kuni. Founded in Uryu Hangan Gikna, this school specialises in Koppojutsu.


There is also a story that Sato Kinbei summoned Hatsumi once and scolded him severely for claiming that he was the Gikan Ryu soke, to which Hatsumi apologized profusely.

7. Gikan-ryu Koppojutsu

Gikan Ryu koppojutsu contains secret kicks, punches and throws and rumour has it that Gikanbo developed a special punch that could snap a sword in two! What was particularly unique about this scroll was glkan as well as the kanji detailing the technique, the illustrations of various kamae were quite beautiful and very colourful.

These techniques have not been written down, but are passed on orally from sensei to student. I have experienced that the information I have been sharing freely has been subverted by people seeking to profit from its dissemination. In return for this act he was trained in the secrets of Gikan Ryu. This was done in order to keep the teachings of the school secret in case the scrolls were stolen.

By then it was too late, he had hit me three times and was driving me down to the floor with pressure to my right shoulder back and down and his right elbow moving toward my face and then into shoulder. He was also a master of Hichojutsu, and Senban Nage. One is Shoto Tanemura, and the other is Masaaki Hatsumi. Soke Hatsumi has not gokan much, if any of it in public that I am aware of. Refund Policy Privacy Policy.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I was visiting Soke in his office one afternoon in the spring of when he said, Phiyo, let me show you a Gikan Ryu technique.


His castle was known as Uryujo. This scroll also detailed that one of the defining characteristics of the school is for the feet to be pointing in completely opposite directions, like a ballet stance, which alone makes any technique very difficult.

Hatsumi claims sokeship to the ryu, including the late Akimoto, who he also directly trained with. This is from where he developed Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu.

Gikan Ryu – Ninjutsu

The whole range of kata for the ryu was taught orally. Fantastic insights Fane San Ninpo-Ik-kan. This was originally contested by Hatsumi. One of the special teachings of the ryu is Bufu ni sente nashi from this side there is not the first strike which tells us that this was a defensive, not offensive art.

With the exception of Shoden Bikan, very little is known about these levels in Gikan ryu. I giikan also fortunate to have a friend on hand to document the technique.

He was found by Matsutaro Ishitani, who was himself on the way to the battle. Uryu Gikanbo was famus for his powerful punch. My body yikan to his elbow strike by bending forward at the waist not captured on camera and he immediately follows with a back fist to my face. The styles of this era were normally known as: