Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu (高木揚心流柔体術) "High Tree Raised Heart School of Throwing"


Shoden Omote Gata

These are beginner “Outer” or “Obvious” examples. These techniques are done primarily while seated.


Shoden Ura Gata

These are “Inner” or “Hidden” beginner techniques. These are performed standing.


Chuden no Sabaki Gata

“Intermediate Movement Examples”: These are intermediate examples of techniques – including variations on earlier techniques.


Chuden no Tai no Kata

“Intermediate Body Examples”: These are methods of throwing using the body.


Okuden no Kata

These are “advanced examples”. These are particularly injurious (even fatal), and used when fighting highly skilled opponents or in grave circumstances.


Eri Shime Gata

“Collar Strangle Examples”: These are choking/restraining techniques.


Moguri Gata

These are “submerged” or “hidden” examples of the ryu-ha.


Mutō Dori no Kata

These are unarmed techniques against armed attackers.

Takagi Yoshin Ryu History

It is believed that Takagi Yoshin Ryu was developed from Takenouchi Ryū Jujutsu, and was influenced by Kukishinden Ryu.

Takagi Oriemon Shigetoshi was born into the Samurai caste, the son of Inatobi Sanzaemon – a Kenjutsu Shinan-Yaku or master sword teacher, of the Shiraishi domain. Takagi’s father was murdered in an ambush. When he learned of his father’s murder, he recalled something his father had constantly said:

….a willow (yoboku) is strong and flexible, while a tall tree (takagi) will break

After he avenged his father’s murder, he took the name Yoshin Ryu akagi Oriemon Shigetoshi.

Following this in 1645, he began studying under Ito Kii no Kami learning and mastering techniques of Yari, Naginata, Shuriken and Taijutsu. Takagi would later follow in his father’s footsteps as a Kenjutsu Shinan-Yaku or master sword teacher, of the Shiraishi domain.

There are many branches of Takagi Yoshin Ryu. Takamatsu Toshitsugu learned several different styles from various practitioners and family. The style studied in the Bujinkan is the Mizuta-Den style.

Takagi Yoshin Ryu Movement

Takagi Yoshin Ryu uses alot of hip movement as leverage to throw the opponent. As most of the combat derived is indoors, many of the techniques drive the opponent into the ground and finish with pinning or restraining them. Movements are very explosive, and incorporate natural recoil or resistance to take the opponents balance.

Takagi Yoshin Ryu Lineage

  1. Takagi Oriemon Shigetoshi (b. 1625 – d. 1711)
  2. Takagi Umannosuke Shigesada (b. 1655 – d. 1746)
  3. Takagi Gennoshin Hideshige (d. 1702 )
  4. Ohkuni Kihei Shigenobu Genroku era (1688)
  5. Ohkuni Yakuburo Nobutoshi
  6. Ohkuni Tarodayu Tadanobu
  7. Ohkuni Kihei Yoshisada
  8. Ohkuni Yozaemon Yoshisada
  9. Nakayama Jinnai Sadahide
  10. Ohkuni Takezaemon Hidenobu
  11. Nakayama Kaemon Sadasaka
  12. Ohkuni, Kamahura Hidetoshi
  13. Yagi Ikugoro Hisayashi Tempo era (1830-1844)
  14. Fujita Fujigoro Hisayoshi
  15. Mizuta Yoshitaro Tadefusa
  16. Takamatsu Toshitsugu (b. 1887 – d. 1972 )
  17. Hatsumi Masaaki (b. 1931 – present)
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2017 @ 9:09 pm