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What is Ryu in Ninjutsu?

Learn about Ryu from Sensei Oliver Martin in this Howcast ninjutsu video.

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You’ll notice that on the end of the schools, these traditional schools of Kobudo, you’ll notice the term Ryu, which denotes a tradition or even a family, and many times there is a clear succession or a lineage of "soke" to soke, or grand master, or head of the school from one generation to the next and so a Ryu or Ryu-ha is sort of a body of knowledge or a school that can be passed down usually within a family but can also be, but by no means is restricted to just a biological family. It can be passed on to different types of people. That’s just a little bit about what a Ryu is as it relates to Japanese martial arts schools.

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