雲 KUMO : cloud
隠 GAKURE : hidden, concealed
流 RYŪ : current, a sink, flow, forfeit
忍 NIN : endure, bear, put up with, conceal, secrete, spy, sneak
法 PŌ : method, law, rule, principle, model, system
“It has been said that this ryu was really created by the Toda family, in the 1600’s as a Ninjutsu school of thought, centering its techniques on the non-violent side of Ninjutsu. The Togakure Ryu teaches that violence is to be avoided. This would also explain why the school’s taijutsu is similar to the Togakure Ryu, as the Toda were also Sokes of the Togakure Ryu.” –R.V.D.
If there still exist Densho with techniques they have not been taught officially by Hatsumi Sōke. I have seen only a few Taijutsu concepts, no Kata techniques. It might be that this school was more specialised in espionage and tactics and not so much fighting. I don’t know much about this school.
With the new Sōke maybe something will be revealed soon?
lga Heinaizaemon lenaga (1532-1554)
Toda Sagenta Nobufusa
Toda Gohei Nobunaga
Toda Seiryu Nobutsuna (1624-1644)
Toda Fudo Nobuchika (1658-1681)
Toda Kangoro Nobuyasu (1681-1704)
Toda Eisaburo Nobumasa (1704-1711)
Toda Shinbei Masachika (1711-1736)
Toda Shingoro Masayoshi (1736-1764)
Toda Daigoro Chikahide (1764-1804)
Toda Daisaburo Chikashige (1804-1824)
Toda Shinryuken Masamitsu (1824-1909)
Takamatsu Toshitsugu Uoh (1909-1972)
Hatsumi Masaaki (1972-2020)
Furuta Kōji (2020-)