Jugan no kata, Chuden Gata level, Kukishin Ryu

By Yossi Sheriff

Jugan (重岩), (Heavy rock), (Jūgan), (ג'וגאן) , is a Kata.

This form is part of the Kukishin ryu Dakentaijutsu (九鬼神流打拳体術) koryu, belonging to the Chuden gata level.

Jugan is a part of the syllabus of the Takamatsu den schools of Ninjutsu: Bujinkan, Jinenkan, AKBAN.

Video of Juugan no kata, Jinenkan - Kukishinden Ryu


Video of Jugan no kata, Bujinkan - Kukishinden Ryu


Video of Ju gan


Description of Jugan

Both in Shizen tai stance. Uke grabs Tori's lapel with his right hand. Uke attacks with a tsuki (or in some versions, in a push kick and then a tsuki).

Tori reacts Jodan Yuke with the 2nd Timing and using a low level of violence, applies take ori and takes uke down, In some version, after blocking the tsuki and applying the take ori, tori changes hands and finishes the technique in muso dori.

Basic techniques used

This kata uses the following techniques:

  1. Shizen tai stance
  2. tsuki
  3. push kick
  4. Jodan Yuke
  5. take ori
  6. muso dori


Meta perspectives

This technique incorporates these attributes of Meta Perspectives:

  1. 2nd Timing,
  2. Low level of violence

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