“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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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.

Introduction to Kihon Happo – Todai Bujinkan Dojo

I am aware there are other people who have chosen a different answer from mine. For our purposes, we will hujinkan the Kihon Happo as it was originally formatted in Gyokko Ryu. Someone asked Bud Malmstrom back hapop 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.

The Sanchin and Kihon Happo are important though.

Introduction to Kihon Happo

In a play on words, Masaaki Hatsumi allowed there to be 8 techniques, coincidentally. He has made it his own…….

Supposedly Toshitsugu Takamatsu created them as something Masaaki Hatsumi could teach his students in the s. Mark March 10, at 1: This present is the Gift. It teaches application of basic blocks, strikes, and joint manipulation utilized in the various techniques.


Not So Repetitive After All. They were most probably created in fairly recent times based on historical fundamentals as a set of conditioning exercises that bujinjan growth in skill qualities. I would also add, that in the short time I have been learning some of the concepts of Toshin Do, I can clearly see all aspects of the Kihon Happo embedded into the system as Anshu Hayes teaches it.

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That history is what I was taught by my seniors in the s. He enjoyed puns and word plays as a form of humor. Anshu, I would completely agree with you.

Log in Remember me. Some methods from the original Hatsumi-ha no Kata and the Kihon Happo are of course spread out through the To-Shin Do curriculum today.

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It may not be easilly discernable to those who have no understanding of the true intent and purpose of the Kihon, however it is clear for me to see. Hayes March 9, at 9: There are several versions of how the Kihon Happo is taught. 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.


Yes, it must be discouraging, if you are loyal to the Bujinkan approach and have devoted hours to perfecting those kata.

Here I will add. Justin L Stout March 9, at 7: There is considerable overlap between these fundamentals and those of the other ryu-ha. Alternate Versions There are several versions of how the Kihon Happo is taught. Previous Introduction to Hachikyu. Well these few or many have given to us the public seeker of protection. Email will not be published required. I am buhinkan ex Bujinkan member.

I am occasionally asked this question. 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. Jeff Brown March 9, at 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.

As conditioning exercises, they do appear in our very advanced handgun defenses. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. I had earlier created a curriculum based on the 5 elements of the mandala I had studied.

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

Subscribe for Latest Announcements, Updates and Discounts. The truth is I do not consider those exercises haplo important at all for new students looking for realistic self-defense fighting capability.

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