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I received a set of related questions on licensure and succession within koryū: What are your thoughts on koryū that predominantly only give out one menkyō kaiden, essentially declaring that […]

By Ellis Amdur & Lance Gatling NOTE: This essay was originally published on my Araki-ryu site.  The Ancestors of Takeuchi Santo-ryu This extinct jujutsu ryu was founded by the Yano family, […]

Jeffrey Mann wrote a response to my last post: “If I understand him correctly, he sees the reason for training in a koryu to be for the sake of the […]