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

Alternate Versions There are several versions of how the Kihon Happo is taught. Jeff Brown March 9, at Supposedly Toshitsugu Takamatsu created them as something Masaaki Hatsumi could teach his kjhon in the s. The truth is I do not consider those exercises very important at all for new students looking for realistic self-defense fighting capability.

Justin L Stout March 9, at 7: Hayes March 9, at 9: That history is what I was taught by my seniors in the s. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. My late teacher Ed Martin taught me that the Kihn Happo was not the khion, 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. Those who have seeked and found speak for them selves.

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

This present is the Gift. I am occasionally asked this question. Flowing with the times is very much living in the present. 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. Yes, it must be discouraging, if you are loyal to the Bujinkan approach and have devoted hours to perfecting those kata. 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.


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Introduction to Kihon Happo

Well these few or many have given to us the public seeker of protection. The Sanchin and Kihon Happo are important though. 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. 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.

Mark March 10, at 1: Not So Repetitive After All. I had earlier created a curriculum based on the 5 elements of the mandala I had studied. As conditioning exercises, they do appear in our very advanced handgun defenses.

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.

There is considerable overlap between these fundamentals and those of the other ryu-ha.


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

Anshu, I would completely agree with you. Login with Facebook Login hap;o Google. Log in Remember me.

Kihon Happo no Kata – Beginners Bujinkan

Here I will add. In a play on words, Masaaki Hatsumi allowed there to be 8 techniques, coincidentally. There are several versions of how the Kihon Happo is taught.

Daryn M Puhala July 24, at He enjoyed puns and word plays as a form of humor. 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. I am aware there are other people who have chosen a different answer from mine. For our purposes, we will study the Kihon Happo as it was originally formatted in Gyokko Ryu.

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I am an ex Bujinkan member. Subscribe for Latest Announcements, Updates and Discounts. He has made it his own……. Email will not be published required. 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. 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.

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