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Why Is Daito-ryu Different?

 Many self defence and martial art systems rely heavily on speed and power. Most commonly they consist of hard punches, kicks and other strikes and blocks. Many grappling styles rely on strength and body...

Shu Ha Ri

Shu Ha Ri describes the traditional pathways of learning to mastery. In summary it means to begin by embracing the form, then once this has become a part of the practitioner, to explore the...

Three Great Teachers

One of the things that is very interesting about the Takumakai`s Daito-ryu is that it has captured the essence of the teachings of two of Japan`s greatest post Meiji era martial artists. Within this...

Advice From Kagoshima

Training Advice From Takumakai Daito-ryu’s Anoiki Sensei of Kagoshima Dojo In Japan training systems as a whole are referred as shu ha ri, which indicates the three phases of the whole training. Shu, which...

Dynamic Daito-ryu

The above clip is an old movie from the 1970s detailing Soden Waza, these techniques are unique to the Takumakai. Featured in the video are two of my teachers. Amatsu sensei at 7m06s who...