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Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu (高木揚心流柔体術) "High Tree Raised Heart School of Throwing"
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
- Takagi Oriemon Shigetoshi (b. 1625 – d. 1711)
- Takagi Umannosuke Shigesada (b. 1655 – d. 1746)
- Takagi Gennoshin Hideshige (d. 1702 )
- Ohkuni Kihei Shigenobu Genroku era (1688)
- Ohkuni Yakuburo Nobutoshi
- Ohkuni Tarodayu Tadanobu
- Ohkuni Kihei Yoshisada
- Ohkuni Yozaemon Yoshisada
- Nakayama Jinnai Sadahide
- Ohkuni Takezaemon Hidenobu
- Nakayama Kaemon Sadasaka
- Ohkuni, Kamahura Hidetoshi
- Yagi Ikugoro Hisayashi Tempo era (1830-1844)
- Fujita Fujigoro Hisayoshi
- Mizuta Yoshitaro Tadefusa
- Takamatsu Toshitsugu (b. 1887 – d. 1972 )
- Hatsumi Masaaki (b. 1931 – present)