"The Kihon Happo is the foundation of all martial arts."
~Soke Masaaki Hatsumi
Translated as "the eight fundamental principles", the Kihon Happo is the foundation that the Bujinkan fighting arts is built from.
The Kihon Happo is broken down into two sets:
Koshi Sanpo Gata (Striking Patterns)
Ichimonji no kamae (First Posture)
Jumonji no kamae (10 Posture Posture)
Hicho no kamae (Flying Bird Posture)
Torite Kihon Gata Goho (5 Hand Manipulation Patterns)
Omote Gyaku (Outside Wrist Twist)
Omote Gyaku Tsuki (Outside Wrist Twist with a Punch)
Ura Gyaku (Inside Wrist Twist)
Musha Dori (Capture the Warrior)
Muso Dori (Twin Warrior Capture)