Tenjin Shinyo-ryu Jujutsu
Iso Mataemon studied and mastered Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu and Shinno Shindo Ryu Jujutsu(also based on the Yoshin Ryu style) before developing Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu. Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu is in turn based on the styles mentioned above, but what distinguished it from the other styles of Jujutsu of the day was the use of Atemi (strikes).
Most of the Jujutsu techniques in Tenjin Shinyo Ryu are accompanied by a strike. This is what made the style so effective. Note also that Jigoro Kano studied Tenjin Shinyo Ryu and Kito Ryu Jujutsu before developing Judo, so many of the Techniques particularly the Kime No Kate and Itsutsu no Kata are based on Tenjin Shinyo-Ryu.Morihei Ueshiba the founder of Aikido studied Tenjin and Daito Ryu Jujutsu styles. Although Daito Ryu is the basis of Aikido some techniques such as Kote Gaeshi are common to both styles.
Located in the North Sydney Police Citizens Youth Club, a branch of Kubota Sensei‘s Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu has been active for quite a number of years under the direction of George Marton-sensei (Sydney, NSW). Tenjin Shinyo Ryu is an extensive system of over 130 kata of classical jujutsu unarmed combat teaching from seated positions, standing positions, weapons defence, and also includes special healing methods and resuscitation (kappo). For further details, please contact Mr. George Marton (02) 9299-3555 (bh) or visit his student’s Makotokan website.