Daiwa Ryu Jujutsu

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Daiwa Ryu Jujutsu ( Japanese 大 和 流 柔 術 , Daiwa-ryū Jūjutsu , dt. "Soft art of the style of great harmony", also called Daiwa Budō or Yamato-ryū ) is a classic Japanese Budō discipline for self-defense .


Yamato-ryū is the family style of the Satō family from Iwaki , Fukushima Prefecture in Japan. This was a Kōryū Bujutsu style that included jujutsu (unarmed hand-to-hand combat), kenjutsu (sword fighting), and kyūjutsu (archery). Satō Kimbei "Juchinsai" , a very recognized and famous budo grandmaster in Japan, was the 13th sōke of Yamato-ryu . He expanded Yamato-ryū by adding to the existing kata techniques such as Daito-ryū , Aikijujutsu , Asayama Ichiden Ryu Jujutsuand Hakko Ryu added jujutsu and then made this martial art available to the public as well. Satō officially called this style Nihon Heiho Daiwado (Japanese fighting method of Daiwado), also called Daiwa-ryū Jujutsu . (It should be noted that Yamato-ryu and Daiwa-ryū have the same Japanese kanji characters.)

In Japan, the style is now operated by Yawara no Kai (founded in Tokyo in 1999 by Kohno Akikazu and Yokota Takao ), the community of interests for the preservation and dissemination of the traditional Sile Daiwa Budō and Yagyū Shingan Ryū .

In Germany, the Daiwa Ryu Jujutsu is taught by the Daiwa Budo Yawara no Kai Shibu Germany and in the DAKO (German-Asian Martial Arts Organization), the German partner Budo association of the IMAF -Kokusai Budoin , under the direction of Peter Klein.


Daiwa Ryu is a selection of the most common techniques of various traditional jujutsu and kobudo styles. These techniques are divided into 3 grades:

  • Shoden
  • Chuden
  • Okuden .

Each of these three ranks includes:

  • Jujutsu Kata (Gyaku, Nage and Aiki Nage) each with 10 defense combinations against various classic attacks
  • Bukijutsu Kata (weapon techniques) with Hassun (nerve stick), Hisigi (40 cm long stick), Tanjo (90 cm long stick), Bō (182 cm long stick) and Kodachi / Ken (sword).

The weapon techniques originate from the Yamato-ryū , but also from the styles Kukishin-ryū , Asayama Ichiden Ryu and the Shindo Tenshin Ryu .

All techniques of Daiwa-ryū are performed with both right and left.


Exams in Daiwa-ryū are divided into three main grades, each with further sub-grades:

Shoden no Kurai

  • 2. Kyu
  • 1. Kyu
  • Shoden Yawara
  • Shoden Bukijutsu

Chuden no Kurai

  • Chuden Yawara
  • Chuden Bukijutsu

Okuden no Kurai

  • Okuden Yawara
  • Okuden Bukijutsu


  • Information brochure of Daiwa Budo Yawara no Kai Shibu Germany
  • Interview with Peter Klein

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