Shibukawa Ichi-ryu Jujutsu (澁川一流柔術) is of one the last traditional (Koryu) jujutsu systems of Japan. It was founded by Sudo Kuranoshin Mitsutoki. Shibukawa Ichi-ryu jujutsu was based on the three schools (ryuha), namely Shibukawa-ryu, Namba Ippo-ryu and Asayama Ichiden-ryu. The name is an abbreviation of Shibukawa Ippo Ichiden-ryu and combines the names of the three ryuha.
The Shibukawa Ichi-ryu Jujutsu techniques are arranged using the "fixed-attack method" (kata). It includes the study of seated, standing and ground grappling techniques, combining a variety of strikes, joint locks, pins, restraints, chokes, as well as throws. The basis of Shibukawa Ichi-ryu Jujutsu is self-defence. Many defensive and receiving techniques exist, resulting in quite some variety amongst the techniques. Besides unarmed skills, Shibukawa Ichi-ryu Jujutsu include armed techniques using traditional Japanese weapons such as the Bô (long staff), Hanbô (short staff), Jitte (trugeon) and Kusarigama (sickle with chain).
The Shibukawa Ichi-ryu kata can be classified into several groups of skills. The "Kutsugata" are basics of Shibukawa Ichi-ryu and contains 27 kata. Following are many other classifications sorting the rest of the kata. Below is a general classification of the system.
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1st Generation of Shibukawa Ryu Jujutsu.
He was a Shihan of Nanbaippo-ryu jujutsu, Shibukawa-ryu jujutsu, and Asayama-ryu hojôjutsu.
1st Generation of Shibukawa Ichi-ryu jujutsu. He was also a shihan of Asyama ryu bôjutsu.
Obtained Menkyo Kaiden in Shibukawa Ichi-ryu. Our Teacher.