Defining the Science of Rope Arrests – Hojojutsu (Part 2)

This technique originates on the battlefield, where one would arrest and bind an enemy prisoner of war, while the practice of arresting activists during armed riots,[?] Later on, it had exclusively come to be used to arrest and detain criminals and prevent escape.”

While the earliest known stages of arresting techniques involving rope were largely developed for battlefield and post-battlefield use, once the more peaceful times came along, its use became more and more focused on apprehending criminals and rioters. In the end it had been taken up by law enforcement and other such peacekeepers. Even today, some in the Japanese law enforcement practice and even implement these techniques.


Seiko, Fujita. Zukai Hojōjutsu. (1986).


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