Knoxville's only martial arts group focusing
on classical traditions.
Gyokko ryu Kosshi jutsu 玉虎流骨指術
Koto ryu Koppo jutsu 虎倒流骨法術
These first two schools represent some of the oldest teachings in the Bujinkan as well as some of the most sophisticated. The school's strategies are based on Kosshi and Koppo, nerve and bone-manipulating attacks. Much more than simply striking pressure points or hitting hard enough to break bones, these two concepts represent separate combat strategies yet share a distinctive reciprocal synergy.
Shinden Fudo ryu Dakentai jutsu 神傳不動流打拳体術
Kukishinden ryu Dakentai jutsu 九鬼神流打拳体術
Takagi Yoshin ryu Jutai jutsu 高木揚心流柔体術
These schools contain the teachings of Dakentaijutsu, a form of striking, Jutaijutsu, ancestor of modern Jujutsu, weapons usage and fighting in armor. Shinden Fudo ryu, an iaijutsu, or method of sword drawing, bases its strategy on the natural use of the body to deliver dynamic techniques to pin opponents thus granting more time to utilize a sword or one of the school's oversized weapons including war axes, battle hammers and naginata, or halberd.
Takagi Yoshin ryu, known as a school of bodyguarding, concentrates on capturing or covering several points on an opponent's body and moving in as little space as possible to apply its techniques.
Much of our weapons training comes from the Kukishinden ryu. A branch of the historic Kukishin ryu, it concentrates on sword, staff and long-range pole arms.