“Kihon Happo” translates as “collection of basic principles” but is . there is too much emphasis on Sanchin and Kihon Happo in the Bujinkan. Koshi Kihon Sanpo – three basic receiving/ striking methods of koshi. Ichimonji no Kata · Hicho no Kata · Jumonji no Kata. Torite Kihon Goho five basic grab. Kihon Happō is the most fundamental and important unarmed fighting techniques in the Bujinkan system. On this DVD Duncan show the basic techniques.

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Yes, it must be bujunkan, if you are loyal to the Bujinkan approach and have devoted hours to perfecting those kata. The Sanchin and Kihon Happo are important though.

Introduction to Kihon Happo

Email will not be published required. Those who have seeked and hujinkan speak for them selves. I am aware there are other people who have chosen a different answer from mine. After I returned to America in the early s, the Hatsumi-ha no Kata underwent a few tweaks in Japan and were then offered as the 8 techniques of the Kihon Happo.

This present is the Gift. Here I will add.

Why Do We Not Use San-Shin and Kihon Happo?

Comment Name required Email will not be published required Website. There are several versions of how the Kihon Happo is taught. The truth is I do not consider those exercises very important at all for new students looking for realistic self-defense fighting capability.


That history is what I was taught by my seniors in the s. He has made it his own……. My late teacher Ed Martin taught me that the Kihn Happo was not the basics, but rather a path to help lead on to learning the basics, and that it did not always clearly show how the basics could be applied. There is considerable overlap between these fundamentals and those of the other ryu-ha.

Daryn M Puhala July 24, at Log in Remember me. Some methods from the original Hatsumi-ha no Kata and the Kihon Happo are bujinkna course spread out through the To-Shin Do curriculum today. In the Tenchijin Ryaku no Maki, developed as a guide book by Soke to study all the various schools, some techniques of the Torite Goho were substituted for others to make it more universally applicable.

Anshu, I would completely agree with you. Previous Introduction to Hachikyu. In other words the way they are taught in class will not work in class in a real confrontaion adaptations are going to need to be made for the sanchin and the Kihon Happo to be effective.

Why Do We Not Use San-Shin and Kihon Happo? | Ninja Self Defense

For our purposes, we will study the Kihon Happo as it was originally formatted in Gyokko Ryu. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. While there are subtle differences in the method of application of each school, it will be utilized as a reference going forward in your training.


They were most probably created hpapo fairly recent times based on historical fundamentals as a set of conditioning exercises that encourage growth in skill qualities.

Login with Facebook Login with Google. It teaches application of basic blocks, strikes, and joint manipulation utilized in the various techniques.

Mark March 10, at 1: Justin L Stout March 9, at 7: Someone asked Bud Malmstrom back in his thoughts on the Kihon Happo and their effectiveness in a real fight and his response was that unless you add something to them or take something away from them they will not work in a real confrontation and I agree with that.

In a play on words, Masaaki Hatsumi allowed there to be 8 techniques, coincidentally. Jeff Brown March 9, at Flowing with the times is very much living in the present. Not So Repetitive After All. I had earlier created a curriculum based on the 5 elements of the mandala I had studied.