ketsu myaku

English name Tightening vein

This is from the Kata Gyokko Ryu Ninjutsu Kosshijutsu Jo ryaku no maki

This is from the Ryu Ha Gyokko Ryu Ninjutsu

Short Description Arm around neck from the rear. Pull arm straight, kneel down and throw.

Ketsu Myaku (Tightening Vein)


This techniques name means to sever the blood flow. The important point is to inflict pain to the Uke before the Ukes sankaku-jime attack is complete, and then to throw the Uke.

Both clasp both hands in Tenryaku Uchu Gassho and bow to each other. Then, both you and the Uke stand in Ichimonji no Kamae.

The Uke grabs from behind with San-Kaku-jime with the right arm across the throat., and the left arm behind the neck. In response, put your chin in and drop your hips.

Hold the Ukes hand lightly with your left hand and place your right thumb on Hoshi. Press the thumb up into Hoshi, raising the Ukes right arm slightly to release the choke (make sure you also have hold of the Ukes sleeve at the elbow).

Keep hold of the Ukes left hand and left sleeve. Drop to the left knee to throw the Uke with Ippon Seoi-Nage. Keep hold of the Ukes hand and sleeve, and stamp into Wakitsubo with the right foot to finish.


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