Thread: "Muto"
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:33 AM   #6
Mark Barlow
Dojo: Gulf Coast Martial Arts
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast
Join Date: Dec 2002
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Re: "Muto"

I may be (probably am) wrong but from the explanation given to me by my Jujutsu and Aikijutsu instructors, muto was translated as "no sword" and implied an unarmed man facing a swordsman. The waza I'm familiar with all focus on taking your opponent's sword and either controlling him or turning his own sword against him.

Akayama Ryu includes a group of muto waza that come from Jikishinkage Ryu Aikijutsu.

Mark Barlow
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