Daito-ryu Goshinkan Renmei is a traditional school that teaches a complete martial art, among the hand-to-hand combat techniques with atemiwaza (kicks, strikes, elbow hits etc.), nagewaza (throws),shimewaza (strangles), kansetsuwaza (joint-locks), kyushowaza (pressure on vital points of the human body) and aiki-no-jutsu (throws), the practitioner studies the use of all the ancient weapon of the Samurai, such as katana, yari, bo etc., techniques are then divided in way of performing them:

  • Idori : shite/tori and uke working in knee
  • Hanza handachi : shite/tori is kneeling, uke standing
  • Tachiai : both are standing
  • Ushirodori : uke attacks shite/tori from the rear (standing).

Three main areas make up the aiki-bujutsu:

  • Jujutsu : unarmed techniques; method of relying primarily on atemi.
  • Aikijujutsu : unarmed techniques; method of combining the jujutsu with aiki concepts.
  • Aikinojutsu : unarmed techniques; method of replying mainly aiki concepts.

Teaching is also divided in three levels of depth and ability:

  • SHODEN : the teaching of base
  • CHUDEN : the median teaching
  • SOUDEN : the superior teaching



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