Kukishin Hanbo Book

by Richard Maloof

The Book

Kukishin Ryu Hanbojutsu was written and demonstrated by Richard Maloof. This book was originally conceived as a training guide for his personal students but after encouragement and requests from Bujinkan friends all over the world, he has decided to release it into the wild. Copyright 2016, 2021. All rights reserved.

To order a copy of this unique book please contact the editor, Joe Maurantonio, on his Facebook page.


Kuriyama Ukon

According to legend, Kuriyama Ukon, a member of the Kukishin tradition, developed the Kukishin sanshaku bojutsu techniques after facing down multiple swordsmen in battle, armed only with the broken shaft of his spear.



This manual contains Kukishinden ryu sanshaku bojutsu techniques as handed down from Ishitani Matsutaro to Takamatsu Toshitsugu, through Hatsumi Masaaki to his students at the Bujinkan Dojo.



All of the basic kamae (postures), kihon waza (basic techniques), Shoden Gata (Beginning Instruction Patterns), Chuden Gata (Middle Instruction Patterns), and Okuden Gata (Inside Instruction Patterns) are contained in this book. Additionally, a short history of Kukishin ryu Sanshaku Bojutsu, suggested training methods, and parting thoughts from the author, have been included. With over 100 pages, and hundreds of detailed photos and explanations, we hope you enjoy this perfect reference to support your training and mastery of Kukishin Sanshaku Bojutsu!



These techniques were transmitted to the author, Richard Maloof, while living in Japan for over eight years, training in the Bujinkan primarily under Oguri Junichi, as well as Someya Kenichi, Seno Hideo, and of course, the head of the Bujinkan Dojo, Hatsumi Massaki. Besides the publication of this book, Richard has also translated "Shinto Muso Ryu Jojutsu Zukai", from Japanese to English, an illustrated work on stick fighting by the late Fujita Seiko, last grandmaster of Koga ryu Ninjutsu.

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For the time being, we are selling these books in the USA only (International sales will be coming soon). If you would like to buy a copy (or two) please contact the editor, (Joe Maurantonio) on Facebook or via this Contact Form. Thank you!