Tenjin Shinyo Ryu is Hito Nage, Hito Shime, Hito Ate, Hi Satsu Ju-Jutsu -one throw, one strangle, one strike certain kill Ju-Jutsu. It is recognised as a Kobudo- one of the traditional martial arts of Japan and therefore one of Japan’s cultural heritages. It emerged around the late Tokugawa Bakufu period and was founded by Iso Matauemon Ryukansai Minamoto No Masatari. The origin of the schools teaching came from two older styles of Ju-Jutsu namely the Yoshin Ryu founded in the late Tokugawa period -ca 1660- by Akiyama Shirobei Yoshitoki and Shin no Shinto Ryu, which was created by Yamamoto Tamizaemon Hidehaya. Both of these schools teachings have been preserved and perpetuated within Tenjin Shinyo Ryu.
Kobudo emerged first as techniques of warfare and through long years of experience, adaptation and addition the Samurai warriors of Japan put their heart and soul into their perfection. These same techniques along with the spirit of Kobudo have been handed down to present day and are now being recognised and appreciated throughout the International community. Kobudo refers to martial arts established prior to the Meiji restoration of 1868. From a broad perspective today Kobudo training cultivates a healthy body and mind and as such is a path leading to the development of society and world peace.
Judo founded by Kano Jigoro in 1882 incorporated many of the secret technical aspects of Tenjin Shinyo Ryu including the Gohon Kuden Katas -five oral transmission forms- known as the Itsutsu - no- kata in Judo. Other techniques incorporated into Judo from this Ryugi -style method- were seoi nage - shoulder throw- koshi nage -hip throw- ashi barai -foot sweep- osoto gari - large outer reap- sumi kaeshi -corner throw- yoko guruma -side wheel- hara gatame -stomach armlock- ude hishigi -arm break- ude garami -arm entanglement- hadaka jime -naked strangle- sode guruma -sleeve wheel-and so on.