originally called Daito-ryu jujutsu, is a Japanese martial art that
first became widely known in the early 20th century under the headmastership
of Sokaku Takeda. Takeda had extensive training in several martial
arts (including Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryu and sumo) and referred
to the style he taught as Daito-ryu. Although the ryu's traditions
claim to extend back centuries in Japanese history there are no known
extant records regarding the ryu before Sokaku Takeda. Whether he is
regarded as the restorer or founder of the art, the known history of
Daito-ryu begins with Sokaku Takeda. Perhaps the most famous student
of Sokaku Takeda was Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido.
Sokaku Takeda's third son, Tokimune Takeda, became the headmaster of
the art following the death of Sokaku Takeda in 1943. Tokimune Takeda
taught what he called Daito Ryu Aikibudo, an art that included the sword
techniques of the Ono-ha Itto-ryu along with the traditional techniques
of Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu. It was also under Tokimune Takeda's headmastership
that modern dan rankings were first created and awarded to students.
Tokimune Takeda died in 1993 leaving no official successor.
* Shoden (Hiden
Mokuroku) - 118 techniques.
* Aiki-no-jutsu - 53 Techniques.
* Hiden okgui - 38 Techniques.
* Goshinyo-no-te - 84 Techniques.