Kosshi Kihon Sanpo and Torite Goho


When training in the Taijutsu of Kihon Happo  基本八法 one starts by learning the forms of 骨指基本三法 Kosshi Kihon Sanpō and 捕手基本五法 Torite Kihon Gata Gohō , and unless one builds a community between these forms and Happo Biken 八法秘剣 , Bugei Juhappan 武芸十八般 and Ninja Juhakkei 忍者十八形 . it is impossible to say one has understood Kihon Happo.

Once this Kihon Happo gives birth to 10.000 ways and the 10,000 ways become infinity [Mugen 無限  : normalty “without limit” but here “without origin”], this becomes the root of the martial ways [ can also be read as “Mugen” ] and the true flavour of Kihon Happo comes alive.

I expressed the guideline that Kihon Happo consists of a combination of Kosshi Sanpo and Torite Goho; but Kosshi Sanpo refers to Tenchijin and Sanshin, and Torite Goho is a path of enlightenment [ Go Gyo  五行 ] whose purpose is to understand Chi 地  Sui 水   Ka 火  Fu Ku and the operation of Gogyo [ here not five exercises~ (nor even “five elements”) but five deeds ].

The heart is Jin-Gi-Rei-Chi-Shin 仁 義 礼 智 信 [benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and sincerity - believe]; alternatively it represents the attitude of a martial artist.
Kan-Chu-Ko-Ji-Ai [thoroughness in loyalty, filial piety and self-love].

This produces the harmony of a martial heart which is held sacred [ a reference to Bushin Wa-o motte Totoshi-to nasu* 武心 和を以て尊(貴)しとなす cf. Sanmyaku 4 ], and thus the Kihon Happo are given to us by heaven.

By receiving them we become warriors linked with the divine will.
And are able to follow a mysterious path of miracles in our lives.

That is why the way of strategy is also known as the miraculous path. This is the truth of the Kihon Happo  奇本 八方  of Budo Taijutsu.


By Soke Masaaki Hatsumi [sanmyaku 9]


Bushin Wa-o motte Totoshi-to nasu:
Literally it means "Remember that peace, harmony are the important thing".
But the word "wa" has an implication of a concept like "blindly following others" "not pushing your opinion too much" "giving up an idea because it brings an argument". So, "wa wo motte toutoshi to nasu" is a popular quote that explains Japanese attitude, quoted often in a negative context.





Migi Ichimonji no Kamae

In Right posture. Right ichimonji means a posture in which the right hand is extended out forward, the left hand is in a fist with the thumb protruding out and placed over the elbow joint of the right arm.

Turning the right hand to the right, rotate to the left shoulder from the direction of the hips. As you turn the arm, make sure to change the fist. This helps to frustrate the opponent’s attack.

Turning the left hand to the left, the hand half opens, strike into the right side of the opponent’s neck  [Amado, the area where the lymph glands are, about two inches below the ear.] at the same that your step forward with the left leg.
Hidari waza is also the same. Repeat this eight times


Ichimonji no kata with the concept of Koppo Jutsu from Gikan Ryu


Migi Hicho no Kamae

Raising the left foot to the knee area of the right leg. The left hand is a half opened and extended; the right hand is in a fist with the thumb extending positioned in the area of the left elbow.

Turn the left hand to the right, toward the lower left, without changing the position. As before [look Ichimonji no kata] the hand changes.

The left foot kicks into the opponent’s suigetsu [Watermoon – This point is just below the xiphoid process and is the solar plexus. This area affects the diaphragm when hit.] or Asagasumi, [the chin] as you move forward.

Half opening the right hand, strike into the artery on the right side of the opponent’s neck. Turn from the right hip area, positioning at the left shoulder area.

Hidari waza is also the same. Repeat this eight times


Migi Jumonji no kamae

Be positioned in jumonji with the left hand on the inside.

Turning the right hand as it is to the upper right strike in to the chest area of the opponent’s with the right thumb. Raise the half-opened hand to the right side.

Turning the left hand as it is to the upper left, strike in to the right chest area of the opponent with the left thumb. Half opening to the right side, raising. As this time the right hand changes, moving into jumonji.

Hidari waza is also the same. Repeat this eight times.

[in the video you will find the jumonji no kata that we studied for years with Senoh Sensei. - see photo below]





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