This system is said to be based on a Chinese boxing
system. It's specialty is "kosshijutsu" which simply means "bone fingers" and
implies the use of the fingers and hands to defeat enemies by attacking weak
Muto Waza are unarmed against either sword or spear
and are the most advanced and difficult techniques of the Ryu. The basic movements
are that of a spinning top. If a lock is placed on a joint, the joint is held
still by the body, while the feet move one's body around the joint. Because
footwork takes time, nerve strikes are applied before and during the motion.
The movement in Gyokko ryu is also around an opponent's fixed point of balance.
Some cool Tenmon
Chimon info in an adobe pdf file so give it some time.
Katas of The Ryu
Ki Gata - 5 kamae
Torite Kihon Gata - 10 kata
Joryaku No Maki - 12 kata
Churyaku No Maki - 8 kata
Geryaku No Maki - 8 kata
The Sixteen Views
Ki Gata (Migi = right) (Hidari = left)
The true names of the kata are View One . . . not Omote Gyaku . . .
The Sixteen Views : 8 kata right and same 8 left. 3 are punching only attacks
and 5 are grab or grap and punch attacks. Some shihan change the left view to
add more variations.
Torite Kihon Gata
Veiw One : Omote Gyaku Migi - outside reverse right
View Two : Omote Gyaku Hidari
View Three : Omote Gyaku No Tsuki Migi - outside resvers with a punch right
View Four : Omote Gyaku No Tsuki Hidari
View Five : Ura Gyaku Migi - inside reverse right
View Six : Ura Gyaku Hidari
View Seven : Musha Dori Migi
View Eight : Musha Dori Hidari
View Nine : Jigoku Dori Migi - (hell capture) or (not gansekinage:)