Torite Jutsu

What is Torite Jutsu ?
What does it Mean
Torite (toe-rhee-the) A set of tactics for restraining or escaping from an assailant developed by Takenouchi Kaganosuke during the Edo period.
Jutsu (jew-tzoo) technique or techniques.

So to Translate in Summary; Torite Jutsu means Restraining or Escaping Techniques!

Torite Jutsu is a system of joint locking and striking utilising acupuncture points to enhance the effectiveness of the self defence techniques. Torite Jutsu can be compaired with the Chinese arts of Dim Mak and Chin Na. Torite Jutsu is not really technique specific except for the purpose of teaching and illustrating the science of the art. For example, the simple technique of centre lock is used in most martial arts in one form or another. In this art instead of just being a joint lock relying on physical pressure to execute, we use the five element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), to perform the technique with much less effort. Where a joint lock normally takes the pressure of the hand, our method uses the pressure of two fingers. Torite Jutsu methods can be applied to any art to enhance and understand the deeper nature of your arts forms. YOU will learn the weak points of the body and how to practically apply techniques to them to easily overcome your attacker.

The following table contains a list of the 12 main Meridian line in TCM s, for the purpose of this exercise the conception and governing vessels have been left out, as they are currently undergoing investigation.

Pressurepoint techniques are just one small subsection of the martial arts, and in particular our training. They are used to merely enhance the effectivity of our techniques and should be used in conjunction with other players to the game.

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Element Type

Creates Destroys Energy Flow Yin/Yang
Small Intestine (SI) Fire Earth Metal Down Yang
Pericardium (PC) Fire Earth Metal Up Yin
Heart(HT) Fire Earth Metal Up Yin
Triple Burner/Warmer (TB) Fire Earth Metal Down Yang
Large Instestine (LI) Metal Water Wood Down Yang
Lung (LU) Metal Water Wood Up Yin
Spleen (SP) Earth Metal Water Up Yin
Stomach (ST) Earth Metal Water Down Yang
Liver (LI) Wood Fire Earth Up Yin
Gallbladder (GB) Wood Fire Earth Down Yang
Kidney(KD) Water Wood Fire Up Yin
Bladder (BL) Water Wood Fire Down Yang

At our Clubs we incorporate into our training, the following supplemental methods and techniques championed by the DSI/BCA. BAR Training (Body Alarm Reaction);Pressure Points; Power/Striking/Kicking; Yin Yang Theory; Five Element Theory; Quadrant Theory;Wave Form; Chi Ball Striking and a whole range of “Players ” that are used to greatly enhance our Fundamental Karate Training.

Please note: The KJA offer no liability to anyone who abuses the information above. . Techniques should only be practiced under correct supervision