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Mert Gambito
06-24-2010, 02:05 PM
Hi folks.

Student with a background in Hakkoryu (Hakko Denshin Ryu, KoKoDo Jujutsu -- vs. mainline, that is). Nice forums with lots of passionate discussion here (long-time lurker, first-time poster).

06-24-2010, 04:32 PM
Hi Mert,

Welcome to AikiWeb.

-- Jun

06-24-2010, 07:15 PM
tell us more about your art please.

Mert Gambito
06-25-2010, 12:56 AM
Thanks for the welcome folks.

Hakkoryu is a first-cousin art to aikido (it's founder Ryuho Okuyama. like Morihei Ueshiba, trained under Sokaku Takeda). It is a jujutsu-and-shiatsu system (the latter does not derive from Daito-ryu) vs. an aikijujutsu system.

Here's historical footage that shows both the jujutsu and shiatsu --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-r0FN8BR9Y

Following the shodai's soke's death, multiple ryuha (vs. affiliated branches in the case of Daito-ryu) were formed by senior students holding menkyo-kaiden (e.g. KoKoDo Jujutsu, Hakko Denshin Ryu Jujutsu) that largely preserve the mainline's syllabus.