World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Uchida Ryu Tanjojutsu

Article Id: WHEBN0002977954
Reproduction Date:

Title: Uchida Ryu Tanjojutsu  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Shintō Musō-ryū, Japanese martial arts, History of Shintō Musō-ryū
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Uchida Ryu Tanjojutsu


Uchida-ryū Tanjōjutsu (内田流短杖術), also known as Sutekki-Jutsu, is a Japanese martial arts school of tanjojutsu, originally devised by Shinto Muso-ryu practicitioner Uchida Ryogoro (1837-1921) as a way to utilize the western-style walking stick into a weapon of self-defence. The tanjo is not to be confused with the pre-meji era short stick hanbo.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Tanjō methods 2
  • List of the modern Uchida-ryū Tanjō forms 3
  • References 4

History

Uchida Ryohei - Son of the original developer of the tanjojutsu kata that would eventually be systematized into the Uchida-ryu tanjojutsu system

After the Meiji Restoration in 1869, which would herald the Meiji Era, Japan took a giant leap from the old feudal system into a more modern western society. The samurai-caste was disestablished and everything western were brought into Japan as a way to modernize both its society and economy. This included the construction of railroads, reforming the military based on the Prussian system and building new facilities for modern communication and modernising and expanding the domestic industry. It would also bring along western clothing with European clothes as a popular new choice of wardrobe.

Among the things that were imported, the western style walking stick was one of them, and it quickly became a very popular item in Japan, especially for former samurai who were not allowed to wear swords anymore as a sign of their high status and other high-ranking individuals. In 1885, Uchida Ryogoro, who was a student of Shinto Muso-ryu (jodo), devised a new set of self-defence techniques for the tanjo drawn primarily from existing jodo techniques. He did this as a way of popularizing jodo. From the techniques originally created by Uchida Ryogoro a set of 12 kata were put together, with the assistance of his son Uchida Ryohei, and organized into a system which was named Uchida-ryū Tanjōjutsu.

Tanjō methods

Demonstration of a Uchida-ryū tanjōjutsu kata

List of the modern Uchida-ryū Tanjō forms

The modern Uchida-ryū Tanjōjutsu comprises 12 forms.

  • 1. Kote Uchi (Sa)
  • 2. Kote Uchi (Yu)
  • 3. Sutemi
  • 4. Kuri tsuke
  • 5. Ushiro zue
  • 6. Suigetsu (Sa)
  • 7. Suigetsu (Yu)
  • 8. Shamen (Sa)
  • 9. Shamen (Yu)
  • 10. Kobushi kudaki
  • 11. Sune kudaki
  • 12. Irimi

This system is today fully integrated into the Shinto Muso-ryu (jodo) organisation, although some of the techniques and the general handling of the tanjo has been modified over the years.

References

  • Koryu.com entry
  • Pascal Krieger: Jodô - la voie du bâton / The way of the stick (bilingual French/English), Geneva (CH) 1989, ISBN 2-9503214-0-2
  • Matsui, Kenji . 1993. The History of Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu, translated by Hunter Armstrong (Kamuela, HI: International Hoplological Society)
  • Kampaibudokai.org Article with a series of photos of various Uchido-ryu tanjojutsu kata with captions
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.