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HatsumiTokagure

 

Togakure Ryû Ninpo Taijutsu

"Hiding Behind the Door School" 

Dr. Hatsumi is the 34th Soke.




Overview:

This ryu forms much of the basis for the Ninjutsu techniques taught in the Bujinkan and is our second oldest school in the nine traditions. Togakure Ryu Ninpo includes various punching, throwing and levering techniques. It is known by low and wide stances and also by very strong punches, which are mostly directed towards opponent’s eyes, ears and diaphragm. This system is famous for its use of such weapons as shuko and shuriken. The emphasis of this ryu is on escape and spying. Ninjutsu involves the use of specialized weapons, espionage, concealment, sabotage, breaking in and escaping, etc. Togakure ryu uses a lot of techniques that incapacitate, often brutally, and is very deceptive. Along with Taijutsu, this school includes arts such as Ken jutsu (sword), Shuriken jutsu (thowing blades), Shuko (hand claws), Metsubushi (blinding powders) and Shindake (bamboo tube for breathing under water). A large part of this school teaches how to use the elements and nature as weapons such as in Ka jutsu (fire arts) and Sui jutsu (water arts). This school also includes various acrobatics, methods of walking silently, and ways of running up steep inclines. Daisuke Togakure founded this ryu in the late 1100′s.

 

Eighteen Fundamental Skills:

1. Tai Jutsu - Unarmed Combat
2. Ninja Ken - Ninja Sword
3. Bo-Jutsu - Stick and Staff Fighting
4. Shuriken-Jutsu - Throwing Blades
5. Yari-Jutsu - Spear Fighting
6. Naginata-Jutsu - Halberd Fighting
7. Kusari-Gama - Chain and Sickle Weapon
8. Kayaku-Jutsu - Fire and Explosives
9. Henso-Jutsu - Disguise and Impersonation
10. Shinobi-Iri - Stealth and Entering Methods
11. Ba-Jutsu - Horsemanship
12. Sui-Ren - Water Training
13. Bo-Ryaku - Strategy
14. Cho Ho - Espionage
15. Inton-Jutsu - Escape and Concealment
16. Ten-Mon - Meteorology
17. Chi-Mon - Geography
18. Seishin Teki Kyoyo - Spiritual Refinement

 

Soke of Togakure Ryû:

Ikai
Hogenbo
Sakabe, Tendo
Hachiryu, Nyodo Tenei era 1110
Kimon, Hyobei Ninpei era 1151
Kasumigakure, Doshi
1. Togakure (Nishina) Daisuke Oho era 1161
2. Minamoto no Kanesada, Shima Kosanta 1180
3. Togakure, Goro 1200
4. Togakure, Kosanta
5. Koga, Kosanta
6. Kaneko, Tomoharu
7. Togakure, Ryuho
8. Togakure, Gakuun
9. Kido, Koseki
10. Iga, Tenryu
11. Ueno, Rihei
12. Ueno, Senri
13. Ueno, Manjiro
14. Iizuka, Saburo
15. Sawada, Goro
16. Ozaru, Ippei
17. Kimata, Hachiro
18. Kataoka, Heizaemon
19. Mori, Ugenta
20. Toda, Gobei
21. Kobe, Seiun
22. Momochi, Kobei
23. Tobari, Tenzen
24. Toda, Nobutsuna Seiryu Kwanyei era 1624 - 1644
25. Toda, Nobuchika Fudo Manji era 1658 - 1681
26. Toda, Kangoro Nobuyasu Tenna era 1681 - 1704
27. Toda, Eisaburo Nobumasa Hoyei era 1704 - 1711
28. Toda, Shinbei Masachika Shotoku era 1711 - 1736
29. Toda, Shingoro Masayoshi Gembun era 1736 - 1764
30. Toda, Daigoro Chikahide Meiwa era 1764 - 1804
31. Toda, Daisaburo Chikashige Bunkwa era 1804 - ?
32. Toda, Shinryuken Masamitsu ? - 1907 (b.1824 - d.1909)
33. Takamatsu, Toshitsugu 1907 - 1968 (b.1887 - d.1972)
34. Hatsumi, Masaaki 1968 - (b.1931)