Founded in the 1600's by Takagi Oriemon Sanzaemon, Hontai Yoshin Ryu is one of the larger schools of traditional Japanese jujutsu. The name "Hontai Yoshin Ryu" can be translated as Hon (real, true), tai (body), yo (willow), shin (spirit, heart, mind), ryu (school) and this reflects the philosophy of the art. Like a willow tree, bending in the wind without breaking, this same principle of "weilding" can be seen in the techniques.
The 18th, and current headmaster of the ryu is Inoue Tsuyoshi Munetoshi who teaches out of the Imazu Budokan in Nishinomiya, Japan.
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