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#151837 - 06/02/05 12:35 PM I dont understand
Ktulu Offline

Registered: 07/14/04
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Loc: Surrey, B.C.
Ok, I dont know anything about daito ryu. but i do know that the sword used while on a horse was called the daito. Thats why i came in here, the forum says its about daito ryu, itto ryu and kenjutsu arts doesnt it?

#151838 - 06/02/05 12:48 PM Re: I dont understand [Re: Ktulu]
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Daito ryu is a style of jujutsu, or aiki-jujutsu if you perfer.

One of the pre-cursor styles of Aikido.

In this case, "daito" does not refer to a sword--one of those Japanese words that has more than one meaning/useage.

(and BTW a number of weapons/swords were used from horseback--a daito--could just as easily be a sword used on the ground)

The guy that "founded" Daito Ryu was a highly skilled and accomplished fighter--with and without weapons, so some of the Daito schools have retained the weapons training.

If you have sword questions, I would suggest the sword forum.

Edited by cxt (06/02/05 03:38 PM)

#151839 - 06/02/05 09:28 PM Re: I dont understand [Re: cxt]
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"Daito"-ryu in this case means "Great Eastern". I believe Ona-ha itto-ryu kenjutsu is a complementary kobujitsu of various styles of aiki-jitsu, most notably hakko-ryu.


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