FightingArts Home Connect to the FightingArts Forums! Explore the FightingArts Knowledge Base in the Reading Room Shop the FightingArts Estore
Free Newsletter
Estore Martial Arts Products
Forums

Ask The Teacher

Do you have a martial arts question you would like to have answered? We can't promise we have all the answers, but FightingArts.com's staff and contributors will try to help. Just fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Topic: "Shinra Saburoi"

I would like to find out more about the person named Shinra Saburo. I hear his name mentioned in both Korean & Japanese Martial Art histories.

Answer:

Shinra Saburo Minamoto no Yoshimitsu (1045-1127) was a sixth generation descendent of the Japanese Emperor Seiwa and is largely regarded as having been the originator of Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu (the name Daito ryu allegedly stemming from the name of the mansion in which he lived, 'Daito Mansion').

This art was refined over time and passed to the legendary Sokaku Takeda, who first taught it in public. This is a traditional Japanese martial art, though some adherents of the Korean martial art known as Hapkido (originally known as "Yusool") also claim lineage to Takeda by virtue of its founder Choi Yong Sool. Some historians question this link. Although some Hapkido techniques are similar to some of those found in Daito ryu, it is unlikely that these techniques came directly from Sokaku Takeda himself.


Send us your question:

(Please add your name or initials)

Your email address:

(Check here if you wish to receive our newsletter)


To find more articles of interest, search on one of these keywords:

shinra saburoi, Korean martia arts, Japanese martial arts, history


Read more articles by FightingArts Staff

Return to Ask the Teacher

Return to the Main Reading Room

 

 

Advertising InformationFeedback
Home Forums Reading Room Estore About Us

Copyright 2000-2012 FightingArts.com a division of eCommunities LLC.
All rights reserved. Use of this website is governed by the Terms of Use .

Privacy Statement



Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

TASER MC26C
Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella