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Re: Kukishin Ryu and Takagi Yoshin Ryu connection

Subject: Re: Kukishin Ryu and Takagi Yoshin Ryu connection
by bufuikan on 2005/11/10 17:04:17

The main reason why the Kukishin Ryu Taijutsu (Kukishinden Tenshin Hyoho) is similar in its techniques name/form is due to the following reason:

In the fifth year of Jouwa, the Ryu was transmitted to Izumo Kanja Yoshiteru who then renamed it Kijin Dakentaijutsu. Chosui Ryu 17th Generation Grandmaster Araki Teppei Masataka transmitted the ryu to Okuni Kihei. At one point, Kihei had become an ascetic in Kishu Kumano, but he put his style to the test against Takagi Umanosuke's son Gennoshin. Although Takagi's jujutsu form was clearly superior to Kihei's, Kihei's style of Bojutsu was clearly superior. It was decided at that point that Hontai Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu would be passed on, and that Kukishin Ryu's bo, yari, and naginata would be transmitted to the next generation.

Now keep in mind that there are many traditions using the name Kukishin Ryu and you have to be careful as to which one you are referring too as they have some similarities but also contain substantial differences by the way they are transmitted. To make things even more complicated there are several branches of Takagi Yoshin Ryu who teach also similar techniques but are headed by complete different Soke.

Best of luck,

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