Complete TAKAGIYOSHIN-RYU JUTAIJUTSU with MATS HJELM was filmed at the Bujinkan Kaigozan Dojo during early to the late fall of 2022. The theme was Takagiyoshin-ryu Jutaijutsu.

There is no verbal instructions on this film. Each technique is demonstrated several times from all angles. For more information about this ryu-ha click here! Please notice there is several sub-pages to this page with more information.

Techniques is demonstrated from several angles. There is no verbal instructions, we highly suggest you get the Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai book (what I call the Densho Book by Hatsumi Soke). This book have all Taijutsu techniques from all the Bujinkan ryu-ha described, it is a must have for all studying the Bujinkan arts.




All 85 Takagiyoshin-ryu techniques on 9 files in HD quality, total playing time is 93 minutes. 2.8 Gb (H.264, AAC, 1920x1080p)


All 85 techniques from the book “Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai” by Masaaki Hatsumi is demonstrated.

Each technique is showed from different angles. There is no exact way to do any technique in the Bujinkan Dojo, there is wrong ways of doing the technique and there is several ways of doing the techniques correctly. You need to be aware of how the opponent is reacting and adjust accordingly. Bujinkan Dojo Budo Taijutsu and all the Ryuha is far from dogmatic and rigid systems. This is why every single time the technique is demonstrated it is a little different.

This video was recorded from the beginning until the end of 2022 during our normal classes at Kaigozan Dojo. 

There is nine levels and nine video files with a total playing time of 93 minutes, 

Part 1 – OMOTE KATA (13 techniques) 13 min
First level is unarmed grappling techniques.

Part 2 – URA KATA (3 techniques) 4 min
Second level is unarmed techniques from the inner side.

Part 3 – ERIJIME KATA (8 techniques) 10 min
Third level is strangulation or choking techniques.

Part 4 – SABAKI KATA (10 techniques) 15 min 
Fourth level is unarmed techniques focused on moving the feet.

Part 5 – TAI KATA (15 techniques) 15 min
Fifth level is unarmed techniques focused on using the body.

Part 6 – MUTODORI KATA (7 Techniques) 7 min
Sixth level is unarmed techniques against weapons.

Part 7 – DAISHOSABAKI KATA (14 techniques) 12 min
Seventh level is unarmed techniques where both opponents is wearing Daisho (short and long swords).

Part 8 – SHIRABE KATA (4 techniques) 6 min
Eigth level is unarmed techniques in harmony with the attacks.

Part 9 – MOGURI KATA (11 techniques) 11 min
Ninth and last level is where you do the techniques while concealing your intentions.

Check out the following links for more about Mats Hjelm and Kaigozan Dojo.

Happy Training!

マツイエルマ Mats Hjelm (a.k.a. 兜龍 Toryū) Bujinkan 15’th Dan, Dai-Shihan 

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