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Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu

dai tou ryuu ai ki ju jutsu
Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu Scroll

大東流合気柔術 is Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu, a Japanese martial art established by Takeda Sōkaku.

The most famous student of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu is Morihei Ueshiba who later founded the school or branch of martial arts known as Aikido.

Note: 大東流合気柔術 can also be romanized as Daito-ryu Aiki-Jujutsu, Daitou-ryuu Aiki-Juujutsu or Daito-ryu Aiki-Jujitsu.

Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu

School of Japanese Martial Arts
dai tou ryuu ai ki juu jutsu
Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu Scroll

This is the Japanese martial arts title, Daitō-ryū Aiki-Jūjutsu.

If you want this title, you probably already know enough about the meaning.
If not, here's the Wikipedia entry: Daitō-ryū Aiki-Jūjutsu.


ai ki jutsu
Aiki-Jutsu Scroll

合気術 (Aiki-Jutsu) is a school of martial arts descended from Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu.

Note: Some also romanize 合気術 as Aiki-Jitsu.


hakkou ryuu
Hakko-Ryu Scroll

八光流 (Hakkō-Ryū) is a style of jujutsu associated with Daito-Ryu.

The title Hakko-Ryu comes from the Japanese phrase which translates as "The Style of the Eighth Light", or more literally "Eighth Light Style".

The 光 character is associated with brightness or brilliance. It can be a used to describe someone of great talent or potential. So the meaning goes far beyond just light.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)
Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu大東流合氣柔術
dai tou ryuu ai ki ju jutsu
dai to ryu ai ki ju jutsu
Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu大東流合気柔術
dai tou ryuu ai ki juu jutsu
dai to ryu ai ki ju jutsu
ai ki jutsu
Hakko-Ryu八光流hakkou ryuu
hako ryu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Simple Dictionary Definition


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 daitou / daito
(place-name) Daitou


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 daitou / daito
(surname) Daitou


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(noun/participle) rise of; appearance of; rearing its head; raising one's head; coming to power; becoming famous; (being in the) forefront; prominence; (place-name) Daito


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dà dāo
    da4 dao1
ta tao
 daitou / daito
broadsword; large knife; machete
long sword; (surname) Daitou


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 daitou / daito
(surname) Daitou


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dà táng
    da4 tang2
ta t`ang
    ta tang
the Tang dynasty (618-907)
(surname) Morokoshi
Great Tang


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dà tǎ
    da4 ta3
ta t`a
    ta ta
(place-name, surname) Daitou
a large stūpa


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 daitou / daito
(surname) Daitou


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 daitou / daito
(given name) Daitou


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(surname) Daito


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 daitou / daito
(personal name) Daitou


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 daitou / daito
(given name) Daitou


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(personal name) Daito


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 daitou / daito
(given name) Daitou



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dà tǒng
    da4 tong3
ta t`ung
    ta tung
The head of the order, an office instituted by Wen Di of the Sui dynasty; cf. 大僧正.


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dà táng sān zàng
    da4 tang2 san1 zang4
ta t`ang san tsang
    ta tang san tsang
 Daitō sanzō
Great Tang Trepiṭaka


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 daitouboushoku / daitoboshoku
(c) Daito Woolen Spinning & Weaving Company, Limited



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tí dēng xíng liè
    ti2 deng1 xing2 lie4
t`i teng hsing lieh
    ti teng hsing lieh
 daitō gyōretsu
lantern procession [celebrating the birth of the Buddha]


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(person) Takahashi Daito



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dà táng nèi diǎn lù
    da4 tang2 nei4 dian3 lu4
ta t`ang nei tien lu
    ta tang nei tien lu
 Daitō naitenr roku
Catalogue of Buddhist Works in the Great Tang


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 daitouookoumori; daitouookoumori / daitoookomori; daitoookomori
    だいとうおおこうもり; ダイトウオオコウモリ
(kana only) Daito flying fox (Pteropus dasymallus daitoensis)


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 daitoubunkadaigaku / daitobunkadaigaku
(place-name) Daito Bunka University


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 okinawahenkankyoutei / okinawahenkankyote
Okinawa Reversion Agreement (1971); Agreement between Japan and the United States of America Concerning the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands



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bǐng zǐ jiào lín tóng dà dāo
    bing3 zi3 jiao4 lin2 tong2 da4 dao1
ping tzu chiao lin t`ung ta tao
    ping tzu chiao lin tung ta tao
 heishi shōrin dō daitō
Heishi-Mountain Ash-Grove-Copper-Large-Sword



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dà táng nán hǎi jì guī nèi fǎ zhuàn
    da4 tang2 nan2 hai3 ji4 gui1 nei4 fa3 zhuan4
ta t`ang nan hai chi kuei nei fa chuan
    ta tang nan hai chi kuei nei fa chuan
 Daitō nankai kiki naihō den
The Great Tang Record of Buddhist Practices Sent Home from the Southern Sea


see styles
 daitouookoumori / daitoookomori
(kana only) Daito flying fox (Pteropus dasymallus daitoensis)



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dà táng dà cí ēn sì sān zàng fǎ shī zhuàn
    da4 tang2 da4 ci2 en1 si4 san1 zang4 fa3 shi1 zhuan4
ta t`ang ta tz`u en ssu san tsang fa shih chuan
    ta tang ta tzu en ssu san tsang fa shih chuan
 Daitō Daijionji sanzō hosshi den
Biography of the Tripiṭaka Master of Dacien Temple


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 tachi(p); daitou(大刀, 横刀)(p) / tachi(p); daito(大刀, 横刀)(p)
    たち(P); だいとう(大刀, 横刀)(P)
(1) long sword (esp. the tachi, worn on the hip edge down by samurai); large sword; (2) (大刀, たち only) (hist) straight single-edged Japanese sword (from the mid-Heian period or earlier); (3) (大刀, だいとう only) guandao; Chinese glaive

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