As the lineage of the Tomo-ryu continues, the 17th Soke Nakashima Fumio trained in other family traditions such as the Nakamura-ryu,
Kobayashi-ryu, Nakashima-ryu, Akutagawa-ryu as well as Tomo-ryu. It is with these teachings that Nakashima Sensei combined
all of his bujutsu and ninjutsu training calling this method Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu (Door of the Fierce School). Tomo-ryu Keiko
consists of the Goke, also known as the five houses, which is the training of five family transmissions. The main family
tradition and foundation of all kuden that is taught is the Tomo-ryu. Each of these five family traditions has its own direct
purpose and specialization towards war.
TOMO RYU SHINOBIJUTSU:
This ryuha has a variety of skills taught within which includes, but is not limited to: stealth, espionage, assassination,
spying, shinobijutsu, shinobi-waza, shinobi-heiho, kajutsu, suijutsu, tenton juppo, chiton juppo, jinton juppo, and zetsumeijutsu.
NAKAMURA RYU MONOMIJUTSU:
This ryuha has a variety of skills taught within which includes, but is not limited to: survival, wilderness skills, scouting,
hunting, tracking, meteorology, geography, and topography.
KOBAYASHI RYU NUSUBITOJUTSU:
This ryuha has a variety of skills taught within which includes, but is not limited to: theft, robbery, stealing, disguise,
impersonation, persuasion, bribery, seduction, sexual persuasion, and prostitution. All of these skills are utilized as a
means to a specific end.
NAKASHIMA RYU BUJUTSU:
This ryuha has a variety of skills taught within which includes, but is not limited to: jujutsu, dakentaijutsu, kenjutsu,
bojutsu, sojutsu, kyujutsu, nagamonojutsu, shurikenjutsu, hojojutsu, hojutsu, teppojutsu, and heiho.
This ryuha has a variety of skills taught within which includes, but is not limited to: stealth, entering-in, concealment,
evasion, spying, disguise, fire and explosives, water methods, shinobijutsu, shinobi-waza, ninki, kakushi bukijutsu, ninyakujutsu,
While studying the five families of the Tomo-ryu, there are four levels that one has to be proficient in to master this
Shoden Gata (initial transmission)
Chuden Gata (middle level transmission)
Okuden Gata (heart transmission)
Kaiden Gata (full transmission)
The training within the Tomo-ryu is very physically demanding. Challenging your body to achieve extreme physical abilities,
such as hanging from rafters, holding your breath for lengths of time, climbing, lifting, and swimming skills as well the
ability to live in the wilderness for months on end are a necessity. This is part of the training in order to develop your
mind, body, and spirit to be as sharp and as strong as the katana. You must constantly push and forge yourself to achieve
the necessary skills of the shinobi. This extreme mental and physical training approach towards preparing for warfare has
always been a staple point of the Tomo-ryu. Striking trees, sand, and the training floor to condition skin and bone, lifting
heavy rocks and weighted objects to build muscle, and running and walking for miles to condition cardiovascular ability are
only a few of the training methods. In the Tomo-ryu, the training goes further into the extreme so that no matter what situation
you are in, whether you are killing someone, being captured, raped, tortured, or having to fight many enemies at once who
are heavily armed with weaponry, you have the physical strength, mental strength, and skill to overcome any situation.
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