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Is Kito-ryu generally considered an internal martial art? -Toptomcat 02:26, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes it is - I've added an external link to the article that should clarify the point. I also put an article expansion in my todo list.Peter Rehse 02:43, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Then perhaps there should be an internal / external page which explains what constitutes an internal martial art. At the moment a search on 'internal martial art' redirects to neijia. I believe there are other arts such as Akido, Kito Ryu which are separate from the orthodox Chinese neijia, but nevertheless use similar principles and body mechanics Womble bee 09:40, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
The mention of Chen Yuan-ping is too brief and incomplete of his martial art training. He was born of Confucist family in Zhejiang and studied Shao-lin style for some 15 years when he was young. He went to Japan to seek support of the Tokugawa Shoguns for expelling the Manchus, and remained in Japan after the Manchus overtook the whole China. The most popular martial art styles in eastern Zhejiang at that time were all derived from Quan-zhen Taoism, most notably the Zhang Chong-Qi Neijia Quan developed by Zhang who traced his martial art lineage to Zhang Shan-feng. This style exists till today.
Chen Yuan-Ping or Chen Yuan-Pin?
Where the article refers to Kito-ryu as a form of aikijutsu it cites a website that says "The Kito Ryu is a system of jujutsu that merits a particular place in the doctrine of unarmed martial arts because of its esoteric elements, elements similar to those of aikijutsu." So according to that source Kito-ryu is a system of jujutsu only similar to aikijutsu. EdgarEdwinCayce 24 December 2010 —Preceding undated comment added 15:07, 24 December 2010 (UTC).