High Tree and Awakened Heart School
school was organized by Takagi Oriemon Shigenobu in the
beginning of 1600. He learned this art from a monk named
Unryu, who was a master of Amatsu Tatara Rinpo Hiden Ryu.
Oriemon added to his master's teachings some techniques of
Jujutsu from Takenouchi Ryu and he thereby created a
perfect combat system. Along with Jujutsu, this school also
uses Daken Taijutsu (punching techniques), which are
applied without any strength. Techniques are fast and
directed to short combat distance, and they are based on
such methods that they do not allow the opponent to escape
with rolls. Weapons used in this school are Bo (stick),
Yari (spear), Kodachi (short sword), Shuriken (throwing
blades), and Tanto (knife).