A little bit of budō triva:
Fukuda sensei's grandfather was Fukuda Hachinosuke
Fukuda was a bushi and Kanō Jigorō's (The founder of jūdō) original teacher in Tenjin Shinyō-ryū jūjutsu.
Almost a historical full circle. :-)
Don't be too surprised at the two-handed kodachi usage. A few ryuha do that. Other well known ryuha that do so are Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryu kenjutsu (A lot of their kodachijutsu involves utilizing both hands) and Araki-ryu.
I lived in Japan for a relatively short time, (A little over a decade) do koryū and have licences in several ryūha. I have experience in a number of ryūha that are comprehensive martial arts (sōgō bujutsu) as well as ryuha that specialize in only one discipline (i.e...
I'd like to expand on this if I may.
Kōgen Ittō-ryū is an offshoot of Nakanishi-ha Ittō-ryū kenjutsu. It's a very effective system of Japanese classical swordsmanship from Saitama Prefecture in the Kantō area of Japan. The founding family are still very much...
Memorable quotes from Chiun, grandmaster of Sinanju (Snicker)
"I called you a clumsy oaf. You drive like a monkey in heat."
"Chinese! *Korean* is the most perfect creature ever to sanctify the earth with the imprint of its foot."
"You move like a baboon... with two clubbed feet!"
Yes, it is.
Tate shiho-gatame (縦四方固め) is in the official listing of techniques in the Kodokan judo syllabus
Classification of Waza Names from Kodokan.org
Scroll down to the Katame Waza section. It's in the Osaekomi sub-section.
Hope this helps.
Osu! 押忍! ( Push and persevere!/Endure and push on!/Give it your best!*) is an otoko-poi (Manly) greeting used by budoka, sportsmen, law enforcement officers, fire-fighters etc.
It is also a shortened version of certain greetings or requests. Ohayo Gozaimasu (Good Morning) or...
There are quite a few books out there on classical Japanese martial arts. All are rather informative and some are rather recent, while others are now rather old, but have accurate data.
Donn F. Draeger's three volume set - Classical Bujutsu, Classical Budo & Modern Bujutsu & Budo. An...
Very good point!
You're absolutely right, there are a few instructors out there that don't know their resucitation drills for when someone is choked out.
In one of the jujutsu ryuha I trained in while living in Japan, one par for the course was that you'd eventually be choked out in keiko...
It's neither a name nor a male designated name in Japanese culture at all.
No Insult. Fact.
Well what you do is basically misinform people who have no background in certain fields of study in budo. If your information was correct, which it is most certainly not, we wouldn't be having this...
No, it's just that Yoshinuri is not a name. Yoshiaki, Yoshinoru or Yoshinari are names in Japanese culture. Yoshinuri is not a name in Japanese culture.
But all other references to Shinden Yoshin-ryu on the internet are authored by you.
Mind you all I asked was who else is...
Read into what you wrote.
As you said, "You said it, not me." There's so much attitude oozing off of that I have to wipe off my screen.
Umm. You're talking about gendai that are connected to koryu via relation. When you mention Hontai Yoshin-ryu, you mention a koryu as you stated earlier...
So now you're insinuating that Mr.Smith has falsely quoted you?
Again you assume that a lot of us are clueless. Some of us have lived in Japan for extended periods of time and have friends in some of the aforementioned ryuha. In fact, some of us might have actually done Akiyama related ryuha...
Actually, he didn't insinuate as you say. You read insinuations into what Mr.Smith wrote.
Wait a second. You're mixing lineages yet again, when you know rather well that Yoshin-ryu & Shinto Yoshin-ryu are from the Akiyama Shirobei lines of Yoshin-ryu.
Takagi-ryu (Hontai Takagi Yoshin-ryu...
Use italics & brackets to define a term you are unsure that others may know. That way, it's better for everyone.
Hojojutsu is actually a generic term, since each ryuha had it's own terminology for the particular discipline of binding prisoners with rope. A good number of Edo...
They were callled renkoho (連行法 ), not osae-waza. Osae-waza are used when you control someone, pinning them. Renkoho are used to arrest them.
No, hojojutsu/torinawa (捕縄術) are for tying up prisoners/criminals using rope or the sageo of the katana...
Aikido & possibly Hapkido. Ueshiba Morihei studied Daito-ryu under Takeda Sokaku for a number of years and recieved some licences in the system, before founding Aikido based on his studies in Daito-ryu & his religious ideals from Omoto-Kyo.
Kodokan Judo was founded by Kano Jigoro. He studied...