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  Topic: The Secret Art of Shurikenjutsu
Kogusoku

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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:58 pm   Subject: The Secret Art of Shurikenjutsu
Was it ever taught as a recognized school,with papers of transmission upon competancy?and "secret" techniques passsed perhaps?Sticking the hakima?Thats great.I would like to see that gag in ...
  Topic: Question of the Week
Kogusoku

Replies: 44
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:10 am   Subject: Question of the Week
One of the offshoots of Mizoguchi-ha Itto-ryu is Kogen Itto-ryu in Chichibu, Saitama.

Charateristics; Use of uke-nagashi, suri-age and suri-otoshi. Kogen Itto-ryu use a thick, near straight bokuto ...
  Topic: Question of the Week
Kogusoku

Replies: 44
Views: 42869

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:51 am   Subject: Question of the Week
Which invasion of Korea? There were two under Toyotomi's rule; The first in 1592 and the second in 1594.
  Topic: Was Musashi the first one to publish a two sword style?
Kogusoku

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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:39 am   Subject: Was Musashi the first one to publish a two sword style?
A good number of koryu bujutsu ryuha formed nito waza (two sword technique) way before Miyamoto Musashi.


Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, Yagyu Shinkage-ryu, Shingyoto-ryu, Araki-ryu, Sosuishi-r ...
  Topic: Question of the Week
Kogusoku

Replies: 44
Views: 42869

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:19 am   Subject: Question of the Week
Greetings from Japan.

Looking forward to the next question Jonah.
  Topic: No-dachi
Kogusoku

Replies: 31
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PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:56 am   Subject: Re: No-dachi
Now I've heard different stories about the no-dachi. Some take it to be a fake sword made for a mock-cavalry battle, but wouldn't they have nagamaki for that? Others put it more as a claymore like use ...
  Topic: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
Kogusoku

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:17 pm   Subject: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
PM me when you have a chance.

I might be able to help you.
  Topic: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
Kogusoku

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:01 pm   Subject: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
What part of the south of France are you in?

I know of a dojo in the South of France that may be able to help you out.
  Topic: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
Kogusoku

Replies: 11
Views: 15111

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:33 am   Subject: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
No bother.
  Topic: Saga Ken bujutsu
Kogusoku

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:52 am   Subject: Saga Ken bujutsu
Mayumi,

Shingetsu Muso Yanagi-ryu bujutsu is no longer taught in Saga-Ken. The current soke, Kano Takehiko lives and teaches in Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo-Ken.

In Kyushu, there's a lot of bujutsu ry ...
  Topic: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
Kogusoku

Replies: 11
Views: 15111

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:04 am   Subject: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
[url=http://www.koryu.com]Koryu Books

Also have a bunch of online articles you can peruse for further information.
  Topic: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
Kogusoku

Replies: 11
Views: 15111

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:28 am   Subject: Re: A few questions about Kata in Koryu Bujutsu
Konnichiwa folks,

As I wander in the realm of Budo, trying to understand what was done back in the old days, some questions went to my mind:

-Are kata to be taught in a particular order, the one ...
  Topic: Saga Ken bujutsu
Kogusoku

Replies: 7
Views: 12220

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:30 pm   Subject: Saga Ken bujutsu
Mayumi,

Are you trying to find out about Kyushu budo specifically?

Could you explain what you want to know in a little more detail please?

Thanks.
  Topic: Saga Ken bujutsu
Kogusoku

Replies: 7
Views: 12220

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:05 pm   Subject: Saga Ken bujutsu
Kyushu had and still does have a large amount of ryugi bujutsu still extant.

Kyushin-ryu Kumi Uchi Jujutsu 扱心流組討柔術 is no longer extant. The last soke of that ryuha died in of a cert ...
  Topic: Yet another new book from Turnbull
Kogusoku

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:20 pm   Subject: Yet another new book from Turnbull
I'll have to buy that one, just to see what he writes on koryu and if there are any errata.
  Topic: Koryu Nabeshima han
Kogusoku

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:45 am   Subject: Koryu Nabeshima han
Thank you so much for your patinece and thoughts.

Before I rush off to Japan In Febuary or buy the DVD I just have one more question, do you know this ryuhas ways? objectives? Not sure what words ...
  Topic: Katas in Koryu Bujutsu according to Kuroda Tetsuzan
Kogusoku

Replies: 1
Views: 6712

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:07 pm   Subject: Katas in Koryu Bujutsu according to Kuroda Tetsuzan
Good call there.

Kuroda san is a very gifted teacher of koryu.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zubMsE9Vvi8]Kuroda Sensei demonstrating Shishin Takuma-ryu Jujutsu

[url=http://www.youtube. ...
  Topic: Koryu Nabeshima han
Kogusoku

Replies: 9
Views: 12792

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:32 pm   Subject: Koryu Nabeshima han
Do the Nabeshima family still do it, know of it?

No, it is not trained by the Nabeshima family.

At present it is only being taught in Hyogo-Prefecture.

Also How would be the best way to se ...
  Topic: Koryu Nabeshima han
Kogusoku

Replies: 9
Views: 12792

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:18 pm   Subject: Koryu Nabeshima han

And I see there are maybe connections between them also, Kukishin and takagi, the Yoshins. Have the arts remained seperate or did the founder blend them to a composite/sougou form?

Yes, that's ...
  Topic: Koryu Nabeshima han
Kogusoku

Replies: 9
Views: 12792

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:39 am   Subject: Koryu Nabeshima han
Ise Jitoku Tenshin-ryu (伊勢自得天真流 ) is still taught in Fukuoka-Prefecture, near Hakata. It used to have a syllabus of kenjutsu and other weapons, but now mainly teach just jujutsu.

Sosu ...
  Topic: Koryu Nabeshima han
Kogusoku

Replies: 9
Views: 12792

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:38 pm   Subject: Koryu Nabeshima han
Nabeshima-han's Otome-ryu was indeed Shingetsu Muso Yanagi-ryu (心月夢想柳流 ). Shingetsu Muso Yanagi-ryu was a ryuha that was an amalgamation of Hontai Takagi Yoshin-ryu jujutsu, Kukishin-ryu h ...
  Topic: Taiho-Jutsu
Kogusoku

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:23 pm   Subject: Taiho-Jutsu
Kogusoku,

I was wondering if you ever read Serge Mol's Classical Weaponry of Japan:
Special Weapons and Tactics of the Martial Arts (suggested above)or his other book?

Any thoughts about the a ...
  Topic: Tai Chi
Kogusoku

Replies: 12
Views: 14699

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:09 pm   Subject: Tai Chi
About ten years ago, it was something that only housewives did. It's starting to become a bit more mainstream now. There are a few legit teachers in Japan of Chinese heritage who can really do their s ...
  Topic: Japan's invasion of Korea and China?
Kogusoku

Replies: 13
Views: 7585

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:24 pm   Subject: Japan's invasion of Korea and China?
I am totally and utterly offended that the Celts weren't mentioned. They played a major part in his major historical campaign!

Boo! Hiss!
  Topic: Who the h*** is Ashida Kim?
Kogusoku

Replies: 12
Views: 17401

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:58 pm   Subject: Who the h*** is Ashida Kim?
Honesty that is so not worth me even knowing it was on youtube.

Come now, your curiosity must have niggled at you just bit. Just Kidding
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