The Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu Kobukan was established for the purpose of passing on to future generations the techniques taught by Sokaku Takeda and Morihei Ueshiba between 1936 and 1939.
Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu Kobukan
The origins of Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu
Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu originated with Shinra Saburo Minamoto Yoshimitsu, a military commander in the Heian period (794-1185) and was handed down to the Takeda family in the province of Kai. This was then passed down to the Aizu clan as a secret and guarded martial art.
【 Sokaku Takeda-the restoration and rejuvenation of Daito-ryu】
Sokaku Takeda taught Daito-ryu all over Japan on his many travels during the Meiji and Taisho periods to the early Showa period. As a result, the name of Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu became known and is why he is considered the founder of Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu.
Sokaku Takeda taught many students that would later become famous martial artists including, Morihei Ueshiba the founder of Aikido.
【 The teachings passed down to Takuma Hisa】
Before World War 2, Takuma Hisa had been a sumo champion at university. He also learned Daito-ryu from Morihei Ueshiba and Sokaku Takeda at the Osaka Asahi newspaper in order to protect himself and staff in case of an attack. Takuma hisa was awarded the rank of eighth degree blackbelt in Aikido from Morihei Ueshiba and from Sokaku Takeda he received the Menkyo-Kaiden, the license of full proficiency.
【 Takeshi Kawabe- the leader of Kobukan.】
In 1978, Takuma Hisa awarded Takeshi Kawabe the Kyoju-Dairi which is the license to teach Daito-ryu.
【Connecting to the future, expanding into the future. Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu Kobukan】
Daito-Ryu Aiki Jujutsu Kobukan was established under the leadership of Takeshi Kawabe with the aim of passing on to future generations the techniques taught by Morihei Ueshiba and Sokaku Takeda from 1936 to 1939.
Now, in order to protect this honorable tradition and to ensure that the transmission of the art continues to be firm and unshakeable, the students of Takeshi Kawabe’s line have gathered to form the Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu Kobukan.
Unlike most martial arts, Aikijujutsu does not rely on strength. There is no need to worry about not being strong enough or not being young enough. Regardless of your size, age, or gender, you are welcome train with us at our dojo. By learning the functions and abilities of the body through Kobudo, and by learning the techniques of Kobujutsu (Daito-ryu), you will be able to use the natural movements of your body to improve your health, beauty, care, and other aspects of your daily life.
For elementary and junior high school students.
From the beginning, we teach you the fundamentals of martial arts (DTRAJ) with the proper etiquette. We will cultivate your motivation and concentration and guide you in an appropriate manner. If you a first time student, please come and watch a class.
Fun for adults and children
"Notice of Imazato Dojo Relocation"
Imazato Dojo will move to Uemachi in November, and the name will be changed to Daito-ryu Aiki-Jujutsu Kobukan Uemachi Dojo.
The rehearsal schedule will also be increased from once a week to four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and if you are interested, please contact Mr. Shibata from the website.
Please contact us by e-mail.
Sumiyoshi Dojo: (Sumiyoshi Budokan)2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka
For telephone inquiries, please contact each dojo.