excellence in martial arts training is one of the International
Taiho Jutsu Federation (ITJF) and International Taiho Jutsu Federations
(ITJF) top priorities. As leaders in the martial arts, it is our
sacred responsibility to ensure that all of our students receive
the best possible Mentoring both in technique and
philosophy of the martial arts.
arts training is the cornerstone of knowledge and the basis for
credible self-defense skill and the perfection of human character.
Training in a comprehensive taxonomy of Taiho Jutsu skills is
the Key by which the ITJFs members develop their
martial art proficiency and exercise the collective capabilities
required in self-defense or police science. Martial art training
builds character development and, when necessary, prepares the
Taiho Jutsuka to win if or when confrontation (or
combat) cannot be avoided. Additionally, when confronted with
a perpetrator, it is often necessary to face potential deadly
force with an effective and non-lethal alternative.
While Senior Yudansha determine the direction and goals of training,
it is the dojo Sensei (and assistant Sensei) who ensure that every
training activity or class is well planned and rigorously conducted.
These Rank Requirements are designed to guide and assist the Sensei
to accomplish his or her goals in teaching the International Taiho
International Taiho Jutsu Rank System is divided into sixteen
separate divisions of training to include:
Stances and Breakfalls
|| Geri Waza
Techniques and Pressure Points
|| Bogyo Senjutsu
counters, escapes, avoidance
||Use of Specialized
against the gun, knife, and the club
International Taiho Jutsu International Federation (ITJF), has established
the training and doctrine and guidance. The Dojo Sensei should apply
these guidelines and assist the ITJF International Taiho Jutsu Training.
These International Taiho Jutsu Rank Requirements provide the training
and promotion guidelines for ITJF Sensei and students in the areas
of martial art history, traditions, techniques, strategy, and terminology.
From these Rank Requirements, the ITJF will formulate and publish
a comprehensive training manual and videos for the art of Taiho Jutsu.
duty as ITJF Leaders is to provide challenging and realistic Martial
Arts training for all of our members. The National Federation
will do its part, and I encourage all International Taiho Jutsu
Sensei to study, understand, and teach the techniques, as well
as the Budo Philosophy presented in this manual and on the ITJF
Official Website. Sensei at every level must redouble their commitment
to accurate and comprehensive International Taiho Jutsu Training,
remembering that Technical Excellence is a Top Priority
in the International Taiho Jutsu Federation.