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)