WHAT IS DAITO-RYU AIKIJUJUTSU
1000years of experience on the battlefield
Daito-ryu aikijujutsu ( 大東流合気柔術 ) is an ancient and noble bujutsu School.
Ancient- because it was founded in 1087 a.d. by Yoshimitsu Minamoto (1056-1127).
Noble- because its genesis and evolution are all classical Japan history.
The martial teachings of the school were transmitted secretly within the Takeda family up until the present days.
The 36th Soke, Takeda Tokimune (1915-1993), decided to develop these marvelous self-defense techniques in the entire world only in late 1988,
Accepting the first foreign students and thus giving birth to the renown of this art.
All the Aikijujutsu techniques practiced within the School are the one and only techniques practiced by the bushi of the Minamoto (1100), and later Takeda (1500) families and, at last, the Aizu Clan.
These techniques were faithfully handed on to the present days by the Takeda family.
Purpose of the School is to pass on in a correct way the teachings received by Takeda Tokimune, who received them from his father Takeda Sokaku ( 武田惣角 ), 35th inheritor of the Daito School.
Daito-ryu is a School that teaches a complete martial art.
Among the hand-to-hand combat techniques with atemi waza (kicks, strikes, elbow hits etc.)
nage waza (throws), shime waza (strangles), kansetsu waza (joint-locks), kyusho waza (pressure on vital points of the human body) and aikinojutsu (throws)
The practitioner studies the use of all the ancient weapon of the bushi (like katana, yari, bo, tessen, jutte, kodachi,shuriken,naginata etc.)
Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu or Daito-ryu Aikibudo
Aikijujutsu ( 合気柔術 ) we refer to the practice and training of the techniques of jujutsu and aikinojutsu only.
Aikibudo ( 合気武道 ) = the complete martial art the art of the Takeda clan samurai.
it is meant the practice of jujutsu, aikijujutsu, Ono-ha Itto-ryu kenjutsu ( 小野派一刀流 ) and other weapons.
The lineage of our school (Shiseikan)
The bushi (warrior) of the Minamoto (1100)
The Takeda clan (1500)
The Aizu clan (1870)
Takeda Sōkaku (武田 惣角; October 10, 1859 – April 25, 1943)
Tokimune Takeda (武田 時宗 Takeda Tokimune, 1916–1993
Sano Matsuo (Head master of shiseikan)
Kato shigemitsu sensei,Arisawa gunpachi (1951-2006)r.i.p (Direct students and long years uchi deshi of Tokimune sensei)
Sasaki sensei,Norio Sato (Japan) , Roberto Bucci,Pino Sorbo(Italy),Nico Weinberger(Israel),Vladimir Baranov (Russia). (Long years Sano &Kato students)