In this series of videos we take basic elements of Arnis and Asayama Ichiden Ryu Jujutsu (Taijutsu) and work with them so that they become natural parts of movement, not just rigid kata (forms). In this way, we can better understand the forms and adapt them to our body types and abilities. While we do train in a rigid way to learn the techniques, following the patterns to memorize them, we all need to break away from the patterns a bit to let them come out, and internalize.
Flow drill training in Arnis Part I
Flow drill training in Arnis part 2
Flow drill training in Arnis part 3
Asayama Ichiden Ryu Jodan no Kurai flow drill
This is a book that was originally published for mass consumption around 1898. Written by Matsunosuke Iguchi, images taken from an original copy of the book. Done entirely in woodblock etchings. It contains Jujutsu techniques that were borrowed from Tenjin Shinyo Ryu, a popular school of Jujutsu at the time, and contains basic Hojojutsu. This is a .PDF document.
This is a simple knot for hojojutsu. Notice that the knot faces inward, towards the wrist, so it is almost impossible to untie once synched on.
Hojojutsu (捕縄術) is nothing special, actually, in terms of tying. How it is used makes it "specialized".
The same knots are used in fishing and marine activities, for old style lashing used in farming, construction....all kinds of trades. It was simply applied to "omawari" needs. An "omawari" (お巡り) is a police officer, this terms harkens back to Edo town culture. The omawari was normally a bushi - or were at least run by them with help from the town, especially in a sparsely populated area . The omawari many times were the local fire department, emergency crew...you name it, rolled into one.
Be warned, I do not recommend doing this on people unless you know what you are doing. Once synched on tightly, it can cut off circulation and must be cut off. Do not attempt tying people or animals with this knot unless you know what you are doing. Safety first....caution and common sense always.
That being said I have left out a good portion of how to use this and do it properly for safety reasons.
In this video I am showing how to use a special, rare type of fundo, one that can be used in a similar way to a shuriken (shaken). This fundo is meant to be used with rope, and not a chain.
Please do not attempt to try this on your own without a logical, safety oriented method of training. This seems very simple but in fact there is a high possibility of being injured without proper attention to safety.
Next up, I show how the "rope chain" ( view at: http://ebadojo.weebly.com/blog/archives/07-2014 ) can be used in accordance with this type of fundo. Again, extreme caution and NEVER try this on your own without help from a person that knows what they are doing.