The Jutte is an iron truncheon-like weapon approximately 45 cm in length with a handgrip, single tine and an end-ring. There are many styles of Jutte however the Ikkaku Ryu uses one with a hexagonal shaft configured so strikes were deleivered with the often sharpened corners allowing for cutting. It was founded by Matsuzaki Kinzaemon described as the third Headmaster of the Shinto Muso Ryu. It’s primary use was to defend against a sword attack and was adopted by law enforcement officers.
There are two series of twelve Kata some also incorporating use of the Tessen (iron fan). Grades are not available in this art. Classes are available to Adults only.