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Martial Arts

What is Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (武神館武道体術)? |
O que é Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu? | Pedro Henrique (Bujinkan Shidoshi)

Bugei Jūhappan (武芸十八般), the 18 martial arts are japanese methods of combat. Since weapons and tactics changed throughout the different periods of Japan, including a long period of peace, Bugei Jūhappan (a catalog of 18 martial skills of the Japanese warrior) had many forms. This catalog of techniques varies from one lineage to another, so this is not exact. Below there is one that was used during the Edo period.

1. Kyūjutsu (弓術 archery techniques)
2. Bajutsu / Kibajutsu (馬術 / 騎馬術 horsemanship techniques)
3. Dakyū (打毬 horsemanship game – very similar to polo)
4. Kishajutsu (騎射術 archery from horseback)
5. Suiba (水馬 water horsemanship)
6. Suiei (水泳術 swimming)
7. Sō jutsu (槍術 spear techniques)
8. Kusarigamajutsu (鎖鎌術 sickle and chain techniques)
9. Naginatajutsu (長刀術 or 薙刀術 glaive techniques)
10. Kenjutsu (剣術 sword techniques)
11. Jūjutsu (柔術 unarmed techniques)
12. Iaijutsu (居合術 sword drawing techniques)
13. Hojōjutsu (捕縄術 rope tying techniques)
14. Hananeji (鼻捻 horse nose twister made out of an iron rod)
15. Yoroigumi (鎧組 fighting in armor)
16. Shurikenjutsu (手裏剣術 hand blade throwing techniques)
17. Ishibiya (石火矢 cannon)
18. Teppō (鉄砲 gun)

In Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu it is interpreted on many ways. The Bujinkan school is mainly composed of nine japanese martial lineages (that contains 18 martial arts and more):

  • Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu, Founded by Daisuke Nishina in the Late 1100′s
  • Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu, Founded by Tozawa Hakunsai in the Mid 1100′s
  • Kukishinden Ryu Happo Hikenjutsu, Founded by Izumo Kanja Yoshiteru in the Mid 1300′s
  • Shinden Fudo Ryu Dakentaijutsu, Founded by Izumo Kanja Yoshiteru in the Early 1100′s
  • Gyokushin Ryu Ninjutsu, Founded by Sasaki Goemon Teruyoshi in the Mid 1500′s
  • Koto Ryu Koppojutsu, Founded by Sakagami Taro Kunishige in the Mid 1500′s
  • Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu, Founded by Uryu Hangan Gikanbo in the Mid 1500′s
  • Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu, Founded by Takagi Oriuemon Shigenobu in the Mid 1600′s
  • Kumogakure Ryu Ninjutsu, Founded by Iga Heinaizaemon No Jo Ienaga in the Mid 1500′s
Samurais from Muromachi Period. 1538.
Samurais from Muromachi Period. 1538.

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