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Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu (大東流合気柔術), is a Japanese martial art that was founded by Yoshimitsu Minamoto and it  became widely known in the early 20th century under the headmastership of Takeda Sokaku. Takeda had extensive training in several martial arts and referred to the style he taught as "Daitō-ryū" ("Great Eastern School"). Although the school's traditions claim to extend back centuries in Japanese history there are no known extant records regarding the ryū before Takeda.the most famous student of Takeda was Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido.

Aiki-jūjutsu is a form of jujutsu which emphasizes "an early neutralization of an attack."
It is primarily an unarmed technique utilizing fast, accurate and relaxed grabs, throws and holds.Emphasis is placed on using body weight for stability, and to unbalance an opponent before applying a joint lock and throw.In its original form it will be followed by a strike, aimed ata breaking a bone or joint.Like other forms of Jujutsu, it emphasizes throwing techniques and joint manipulations to effectively control, subdue or injure an attacker. It emphasizes using the timing of an attack to either blend or neutralize its effectiveness and use the force of the attacker's movement against them.

Daitō-ryū is characterized by the ample use of atemi, or the striking of vital areas, in order to set up their jointlocking or throwing tactics. Some of the art's striking methods employ the swinging of the outstretched arms to create power and to hit with the fists at deceptive angles as can be observed in techniques such as the atemi which sets up gyaku ude-dori or 'reverse elbow lock'. Tokimune regarded one of the unique characteristics of the art to be its preference for controlling a downed attacker's joints with one's knee in order to leave one's hands free to access one's weapons or to deal with the threat of other oncoming attackers.

Levels of attainment
There are four distinct levels of technique.
'Shoden'- The basic level. Practitioners are taught falling, rolling, tumbling, technical positions of feet,legs, and hands, defence manoeuvres against weapons and kicks and punches.
'Chuden'-The advanced level.Involves a number of sweeping movements from jujutsu.
'Okuden'-The highest level.Aimed at relaxing the breathing and increasing the ability to act reflexively.
'Hiden'-Secret techniques usualy taught to disciples and long-standing practitioners.



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