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Daitōryū Aiki-jūjutsu (大東流合氣柔術 in short: Daitōryū) is a 1200 year old Samurai martial art, is considered one of the oldest and noblest schools for martial arts in Japan and is a national cultural asset. Daitōryū is a traditional Japanese martial art, which was founded in 1087 by Shinra Saburō Minamoto no Yoshimitsu (新羅 三郎 源 義光, (1056-1127), samurai of the Minamoto clan, third son of Yoriyoshi Minamoto, de-scendant of the fifth generation of the emperor of Japan, the Minamoto dy-nasty Fujiwara Seiwa. The fighting system, named after Yoshi-mitsu's residence, later became known as Daitōryū. This art was ostensibly trained over several centuries within the Takeda branch of the Minamoto lineage as a family secret. At the end of the 19th century, Daitōryū was first publicly taught by Takeda Sōkaku.
Daitōryū Aiki-jūjutsu 大 東 (Daito = residence) 流 (ryu = school) 合 (Ai = harmony) 氣 (ki = breath, energy), 柔 術 (Jujutsu = gentle art) is a form of Jujutsu. It includes techniques of close combat like: Atemi-Waza (punch and kick techniques), Shime-Waza (strangulation techniques), Kansetsu-Waza (techniques of joint locking), Osae-Waza (grappling techniques), Nage-Waza (throwing techniques), Aikinojutsu (throwing an opponent on the floor with Aiki), Kyusho-waza (pressure on vital points of the human body). A practitioner studies the use of some of the ancient weapons of Bushi (such as Katana, Bo, etc.). The many techniques of Aikijujutsu are transferred and catalogued in scrolls (densho), which in this case of Hiden Mokuroku are divided into a series (kajo) with increasing difficulty of execution.
Daitō ryū Aiki-jūjutsu is a traditional Japanese martial art that was developed as a means of self-defense against unprovoked violence, with the ultimate goal of eliminating violence rather than causing it. This is one of the reasons why Daitō ryū relies on forms (kata) and their practice, but does not involve any kind of competition. Moreover, as a classical Japanese martial art, Daitō ryū means more than just pure self-defense; It offers a way to tame your body and mind with the intention of developing your personal character and contributing to the broader social prosperity.