Truth, Loyalty, and Justice School of Bone Structure Art
Gikan school is almost unknown, as it was never publicly
tought. The founder of this martial art system was Uryu
Hangan Gikanbo, who lived in Erioku period. He learned his
skills from the master named Akimoto Kanai Moriyoshi.
Gikanbo was a Koppojutsu (bone breaking), Hichojutsu
(jumping) and Senban Nage (blade throwing) specialist.
Those are also known characteristics of Gikan ryu. The
school is supposed to consist of five traditional levels,
which are: Shoden Gata, Chuden Gata, Okuden Gata, Kaiden
Gata and Menkyo Kaiden.