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A Meiji-period martial art disseminated by Sokaku TAKEDA in numerous parts of Japan until his death in 1943. Daito-ryu Jujutsu consists primarily of a large number of jujutsu techniques, although Sokaku also taught sword techniques and quite probably other weapons on occasion. Daito-ryu was taught mainly to prominent people which included police and military officials, judges, school administrators, etc. Morihei UESHIBA first began his study of the art in Hokkaido in 1915 and received his teaching certification in 1922 in AYABE.