How We Practice Jujutsu - Shibukawa Ichi Ryu
Shibukawa Ichi Ryu is an old style (koryu) of jujutsu that was practised in the Hiroshima and Matsuyama domains of Japan. It was created for self-defence, however, it was also trained for warfare by the samurai of the Matsuyama clan. Une Shigemi Tsuguaki 畝 重實嗣昭 , the 4th headmaster and official successor of Shibukawa Ichi Ryu Jujutsu The main method for learning the techniques is through the practice of kata. In kata there is a designated attacker (uke) and a designated defe
Striking in Koryu Jujutsu and Shibukawa Ichi Ryu
The question arises about striking in koryu jujutsu and specifically Shibukawa Ichi Ryu. Depending on the style, striking may be taught as stand-alone techniques or they may be integrated as a part of a larger technique or both. This is the case with our koryu style, Shibukawa Ichi Ryu jujutsu. Several of the kata incorporate strikes as part of a bigger sequence of moves eg. a throw followed by a kick. Other kata focus soley on teaching individual striking techniques against
Koryu Jujutsu Classes!
ABOUT KORYU Koryu jujutsu is a system of fighting that evolved from feudal Japan. The terms koryu and kobudo literally mean old “old style” and “old martial arts” and specifically refer to styles that were founded before the Meiji Restoration of 1868. These were the exact systems of combat that were practised in the time of the samurai and remain relatively unchanged up to the present day. In 1868 a government and political system was implemented to unify the Japan and abando