Introduction From The Founder
"The techniques of Hakkoryu are nothing but the pure self-protection instinct that prepares your spirit to face urgent matters of life and death. That is, when one encounters violence, it can be said that Hakkoryu provides natural, simple, and practical methods that enable one to calmly face imminent peril and move on without hesitation to capture and punish assailants reasonably and easily in an instant.
The mere practice that results in the wearing out of practice uniforms does not give birth to the kind of self-protection arts that will be helpful at such critical times.
Our Hakkoryu Shodan-gi are designed to prepare one with basic rules to firmly put down such general assaults. Furthermore, as one makes progress through the Nidan-gi, Sandan-gi, and so forth, the techniques naturally increase in their punishment and severity. [Read more...]
North America Taikai Dinner Plans
First of all, thank you for such an overwhelming, positive response for the upcoming North America Taikai in Michigan, USA this August! If you haven’t already signed up for the [Read more...]
2014 North America Taikai and Jikiden Sessions
UPDATE: The Taikai enrollment fee has been frozen at $300. There will be no price increase for 2014 as previously stated. An open Hakkoryu Taikai will be held in Bay [Read more...]
Hakkoryu Presentation at Japanese Cultural Center of Saginaw, Michigan USA
The Japanese Cultural Center of Saginaw, Michigan has invited Shihan Joseph Stricker to present and demonstrate Hakkoryu Jujutsu and Koho Shiatsu at their gardens. While the event was to be [Read more...]