Daito Ryu

Daito-ryu aiki jujutsu is a jujutsu school and the technical precursor of Aikido. It was created from Oshikiuchi, a type of Jujutsu, as taught to Takeda, Sokaku by the Soke, head master of the style, Saigo, Tonomo. It was created around 1900 C.E. as Takeda traveled around Japan. It makes use of subtle movements which disrupt an opponents balance, ki flow, mind, etc. Shinra Saburo Minamoto Yoshimitsu (1056-1127) is sometimes credited as being the founder. The characters means great eastern style.

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