Not much is known about this Bujinkan Ryu. Soke Hatsumi has not taught much, if any of it in public that I am aware of. What I know of this Ryu is limited to a couple of conversations with Soke and one demonstration of a technique that I will discuss below. COM [i].
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He lived in the family castle called Uryujo. He was also a master of Hichojutsu, and Senban Nage. Gikan ryu contains many special kicks, punches, and throws and its dynamic footwork is used widely within the Bujinkan system.
Unfortunately little of the actual techniques have been taught in the west and so little is known. One of the special teachings of the ryu is Bufu ni sente nashi from this side there is not the first strike which tells us that this was a defensive, not offensive art. The Makimono scrolls of Gikan Ryu have sections on the kata names, history, secret striking points kyusho , and strategies used by the ryu, but research revealed that the makimono, when referring to techniques, only mention the names, and do not contain the step by step instructions as do some makimono.
This was done in order to keep the teachings of the school secret in case the scrolls were stolen. From what we understand there are no densho in the Gikan Ryu. The whole range of kata for the ryu was taught orally. Gikan Ryu History of Gikan Ryu.
9 Schools of Bujinkan: Gikan Ryū Koppōjutsu
Most famous in Bujinkan for the difficult and odd Kamaes in its taijutsu. This school is also specialised in Koppojutsu. Gikan Ryu SokeGrandmasters 1. Uryu, Hangan Gikanbo; Yeiroku era 2.
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Possibly the main reason for this is that the secret techniques were only handed down from one Soke to the next Soke, this would often be from father to son. He was the lord of present day Osaka back then known as Kawachi no Kuni. His castle was known as Uryujo. He was considered a good leader and real warrior. He is seen as being an honorable martial artist who strove to keep Japan at peace.
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