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Old 10-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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Re: Tanomo Saigo & Asayama Ichiden-ryu: The Forgotten Roots

I"ve seen Asayama Ichiden Ryu a lot in Japan at yearly embu; Some techniques familiar (arms length grappling, but the kuzushi throws and stances didn't strike me as having any commonality.
I'd be more intrigued with sekiguchi ryu, which Serge Mol lists as the forrunner of both Shibukawa Ryu and Daito Ryu. I wonder why he listed that as such? His description of Yagyu Shingan Ryu also chimes with the history of DR in that there were different levels of jujutsu taught to different ranks of citizens, so nthere may be some commonality there. Gyoi dori in YSR sounds similar to oshikiuchi to me.
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