TAKEDA RYU SOBUDO
The History of Takeda Ryu
Sadazumi, Sixth Son of the Emperor Shinwa, founded the Minamoto dynasty. Minamoto No Yeshimitsu, brother of the famous warrior Minamoto No Yoshimitsu, codified a martial art called Aiki No Jutsu. He taught it to his son Yoshikiyo who gave it the name Takeda, in honor of the city where he lived with his family. Prince Yamato Takeru No Mikoto, whose sword is on display at the National Museum of Kmamakura, established an education and military system within the Takeda clan. Generation after generation, the Takeda Bujutsu System was taught in secret to members of the Takeda clan only.
Ultimately Takeda Shingen's son caused the decline of the Takeda Clan when he switched allegiance to his wife's clan. From that switch in allegiances two branches of Aiki No Jutsu emerged: the Gen Ryu and the Shu Ryu. The first school was transmitted by Nobutomo Takeda, one of Shinzens brothers, who offered his service to the Kuroda clan. The second was transmitted by Kunitsugu Takeda, who took the name of Hisansuke Daito in the Aizu clan, which resulted in the use of the name Daito Ryu. The other branch, Takeda Ryu, has been taught to this day through 43 generations of successors. Through these generations Aiki No Jutsu has evolved into Aiki Jutsu.
In some Japanese national records and old martial arts scrolls, it is said that Minamoto No Yoshimitsu created the system Aiki Ho which was based on the In Yo Ho. Mentioned in the book Bugei Shoden, written around the year 1000, it seeks harmony between man, earth and sky., In addition, the very quick and accurate techniques of swordsmanship used on Japanese battlefields resulted in a series of movements based on a dodge, using a short and circular movement which originated from traditional Japanese dance movements. The Koryu Gunkan, consisting of 20 books written at the time of Takeda Shingen, had some of it's articles revealed by a team of historians in 1965. It states that all the styles of Aiki-Jutsu come from Minamoto and Takeda.
Some schools of Jujutsu also come from the following family lineages: the Araki Ryu founded by Minamoto No Hidetsuna 1584 - 1638, which is still taught today by Kikuchi Takeda; the Yawara Sekiguchi Ryu created by Minamoto No Sonechika 1647 -1711; and the Takenouchi Hangan Ryu whose origins go back to Minamoto No Yoshitsune, and was founded by Nishikawa Kyu Saburo in 1715 and is still taught in Japan.
The Samurai Warriors and Bushi of the Takeda clan used the Takeda Ryu techniques on the battlefield and improved through the centuries; especially during the Meiji period.. But, according to specialists, these techniques will disappear (even in
The Aiki Jutsu is, by tradition, a military art that has proven itself during the Japanese Warrior era. It combines accuracy, power and speed in the application of the techniques with amazing results. It is used today as a form of self-defense. Takeda Ryu uses self-control while facing a physical danger to ensure the practioner's safety. It is not intended to be used aggressively but to fend off an aggressor; very forcefully if necessary. Compared to modern Aikido, which concentrates on form rather than effect, Aiki Jutsu concentrates on carefully applied technical details to achieve amazing results. It is a science, an art and a philosophy.
Aiki Jutsu is the ancient military art of the samurai. A student of Aiki Jutsu embarks on a fabulous adventure; the main theme of which is the practice of self-defense, based on the swift application of powerful techniques focusing on balance combined with joint locks to immobilize an aggressor. Mastery of Aiki Jutsu requires will and perseverance. It is not simply a sport; it is very much a martial art in the original sense of the word. The specifics of our techniques utilize:
1. Specific guards using right hand/foot forward to face the opponent in the same way as a "Japanese Swordsman". Techniques work on the left and the right side equally.
2. Atemi, "strikes," is an important part of each technique.
3. Techniques are usually completed by neutralizing the opponent on the ground with a foot.
4. Stability and balance while in movement are essential.
5. The use of "Ki" energy must be learned.
6. Intuition, spontaneity and improvisation are factors developed through years of study.
7. Perfect understanding of the application of: "Aiki", "Kokyu" , "Kuzushi" , "Sen No Sen" , "Maai" , "Metsuke" and "Zanshin" are required.
Takeda Shingen's Flag
Swift like the Wind
Quiet like the Forest
Fierce like the Fire
Immovable like the Mountain
Taiso (around the year 30)
Yamato Takeru No Mikoto
Empror Seiwa (859 – 876)
Shinno Sadazumi (874 – 916)
Minamoto No Tsunemoto (894 – 961)
Minamoto No Mitsunaka (912 – 977)
Minamoto No Yorinobu (968 – 1048)
Minamoto No Yoriyoshi (995 – 1082)
Minamoto No Yoshiie (1041 – 1108) Created Aiki No Jutsu
Minamoto No Yoshimitsu (1045 – 1127) Created Aiki No Jutsu
Minamoto No Yoshikiyo (1086 – 1163)
Minamoto No Yoritomo (???? – 1200)
Minamoto No Yorimasa (???? – 1200)
Minamoto No Ysoshitsune (???? – 1200)
Minamoto No Yoshitomo (???? – 1200)
Takeda Nobumitsu (1138 – 1186)
Takeda Nobusama (1162 – 1248)
Takeda Nobumitsu Died in 1417
Takeda Nobushige Died in 1450
Takeda Nobutora (1493 -1573)
25 th Generation
TAKEDA SHINGEN (1521 – 1573)
Takeda Nobutomo (Shingen’s brother)
Takeda Katsushiyo (Nobutomo’s son)
Takeda Tadakatsu (Meiji Era)
Oba Ichiu (????- 1959)
Nakamura Hisashi - Minamoto No Hisamitsu
Roland Maroteaux – Minamoto No Maroto
Mounir Ghrawi – Minamoto no Muniru
Shihan - Takeda Ryu Sobudo
Takeda Kunitsugu (16th Century)
Takeda Soemon (1758 – 1853)
Takeda Sokichi (1819 – 1906)
Saigo Tanomo (1829 – 1905)
Saigo Shiro (1858 – 1942)
Takeda sokaku (1860 – 1943)
Minamoto No Masayoshi
DAITO RYU AIKI JUJUSU
Founder of : AIKI BUDO
Founder of : HAPKIDO
. Hwang Deok Kyu
. Hwang Deok Kyu
. Mounir Ghrawi 9 Dan Hapkido
Founder of : HAKKO RYU
. Mounir Ghrawi - Menkyo Kaiden Shihan
San Dai Kichu