recieved any formal level ranking, have been granted certificates which recognizes their capacities in regards to the application of a certain set of techniques. Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu originally called Daitō-ryū Jujutsu is a Japanese martial art that first . Modern Japanese jujutsu and aikido both originated in aikijujutsu, which Like other forms of jujutsu, it emphasizes throwing techniques and joint. Thus, beyond the rather basic level covered by the first Hiden Mokuroku scroll, which includes over techniques, there are relatively few.

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The first five volumes techniaues Soden therefore constitute a third essential piece of information for us aikidoists who wish to understand the techniques taught by Ueshiba Morihei during this very important transition time for aikido.

Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu

If your statement was true and we follow your logic, that would imply Daito-ryu practitioners have a very short lifespan practicing the art! That techniquss be why Hisa Sensei used this name.

Moreover, contrary to what some people think, the possession of Soden does not in any way guarantee an understanding of the techniques it contains because, as we have seen, the explanations, if any, are rather succinct.

Archived from the original on Thank you for this Article, It was very informative, and interesting.

Soden: The Secret Technical Manual of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu – Aikido Journal

Aiikjujutsu Daito Ryu techniques, were weeded out of the Aikido curriculum, to avoid permanent injuries or death. For my part, there is not a single Daito-ryu dojo in my part of the country and I cannot and will not comment on the quality of instruction in other parts of the country.


These two concepts are the essence of the sword. Guillaume Erard Guillaume Erard is a permanent resident of Japan.

I would like to offer a short introduction to this exceptional document, which is still little known to most aikido practitioners, in spite of the fact that it is of particular relevance to them, as we shall see. I can aikijujutsj you from personal experience that your statement about the danger of practicing Daito-ryu is false. In this podcast episode, Guillaume Erard Sensei 5th dan Aikikai, 3rd dan Daito-ryu aikijujutsu talks about his experience at the Aikikai Hombu headquarters Dojo, the Japanese perspective on Budo and the concept of Kondo has done much to increase the visibility of the art by hosting seminars both in Tokyo and abroad, especially in Europe and the United States.

It contains techniques taught to law enforcement officers. These techniques are a form of propaganda. The bottom line, I think, is that we need more work on the tatami for any of this published material to keep its true value.

Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan. The person demonstrating those techniques is Tokunaga Chiyoko. It is also noteworthy that some of our oversee branch and study group heads have not been awarded any certificate or level yet; these are people which are currently solely focusing on the certificate progression, and therefore have not taken any tests which are part of the level progression.

Both Inoue’s father and his main teacher, Horikawa, were direct students of Takeda Sokaku. Is there any chance that we will see publication of the material?

The current director is Mori Hakaru assisted by honorary director is Chiba Tsugutaka, and the manager is Kobayashi Kiyohiro. In addition, Sokaku and Tokimune awarded scrolls denoting certain portions of the curriculum, such as techniques utilizing the long and short sword. Volume 5 contains some techniques performed against several attackers taninzudori and on those, Nakatsu Heizaburo serves as second uke.


We just have to agree to disagree I guess. Aiki is different from the victory of sen sen, and is applied in situations of go no sen, such as when an opponent thrusts at you. Very interesting information on a subject not normally available to the general public.

In spite of this effort, the nature of the technical progression in Daito-ryu, and the considerable time necessary to master its arcane make it so that only few practitioners are ever exposed to its deep teachings. Traditionally, the recognition of a student’s abilities was done by granting aikijuhutsu recognizing one’s proficiency in a certain segment of the curriculum of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu.

A special thanks to Guillaume for sharing his expertise and work with the Aikido Journal community. Hisa introduced them as follows:. It has to be noted that as we advance through the volumes, the number of photos available for each technique decreases. You block aikijuuutsu attack when aikijuujtsu opponent approaches; at his second attack you break his sword and spare his life.

George Ledyard Sensei has been practicing aikido for over 40 years and holds the rank of 7th dan under Mitsugi Saotome Sensei as well as shodan in Daito Ryu Aiki-jujutsu.