Shinden Tatara Ryu Taijutsu History
Shinden Tatara Ryu Taijutsu can also be called Shinden Tatara Ryu Daken Taijutsu, but its true original name is Shinden Tatara Jiki-Ryu Taijutsu. The Amatsu Tatara Hisshin Ginkoroku scroll of Amatsu Tatara secrets was given to Ohmononushi-no-Mikoto from Susano-o-no-Mikoto in ancient time of Japan (Age of the Gods era).
As a result, it is considered one of the highest order scrolls and has been kept at Iso-no-Kami Jingu shrine. In August 4 B.C. (Suinin Emperor era), the scroll was given to Mononobe Toichine-no-Mikoto who was the 8th generation from Nigihayabi-no-Mikoto (Ohmononushi Kushi-Mika-Tama-no Mikoto. After that the scroll diffused to 20 scrolls as Izumo Hiki (Amatsu Tatara Hisshin Ginkoroku).
After several generations, Atsuta Kaja Toshihiro renamed the school as Shinden Kito Shin Ryu and separated them into Bumon (Martial Arts) and Shumon (Spiritualism). Kito means the secrets nine martial arts and Shin means the spiritual path of the highest enlightment...
These martial arts may be called Shinden Kito-jutsu also. In these martial arts we have Sessho-no-jutus (Kussho Ratsugi). These martial arts further developed into Daken-jutsu, Tai-jutsu and Ju-jutsu etc・ The Sessho-no-jutsu techniques are explained in the Kussho Ratsugi-no-Maki of the Amatsu Tatara Hisshin Ginkoroku.
There exists another transmission stating that in September 88 B.C. (Sujin Emperor Era) a certain Igui-no-Sukune, who was the next generation from Toichine-no-Mikoto, engaged with an enemy of the Emperor Takehaya Yasuhiko. Both of their weapons had broken in the combat necessitating that they continue to fight with Kumite (unarmed techniques). Consequently, Ugui killed Takehaya with the special punch techniques of Kussho Ratsugi. The next generation Igoto-no Sukune upgraded and expanded the system as Daken-jutsu.
Later, a certain Akiyama Youtaro also made improvements and put on the school name Shinden Tatara Jiki Ryu Taijutsu as its original and significant name. Akiyama however called it Shinden Tatara Ryu Taijutsu as its usual name, and was given the special scroll of Amatsu Tatara Hisshin Ginko Tora-no-Maki (tiger scroll) for the next generation Soke (grandmaster).
Shinden Tatara Ryu Taijutsu has similarities to Kijin Chosui Ryu Daken Taijutsu, Kukishin Ryu Daken Taijutsu and even Shinken-Gata Taijutsu Tora-no-Maki but many points of each technique and pattern names are quite different.
Momonobe Toichine-no Mikoto ・Ugui-no Mikoto ・Igoto-no Mikoto ・Ohtomo-no Komaro ・Kiyohara Sakyo Gondayu ・Minamoto-no Tameyoshi ・Kikuchi Taketomo ・Shibukawa Yoshitoshi ・Araki Mujinsai ・Ichiyanagi Oribe ・Ohkuni Izumo Munemasa ・Akiyama Youtarou ・Ishitani Matsutaro ・Takamatsu Toshitsugu ・Sato Kinbei ・Tanemura Shoto