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...]
2014 North America Taikai and Jikiden Sessions
An open Hakkoryu Taikai will be held in Bay City, Michigan, USA with Nidai Soke Okuyama on August 1 – 3, 2014. Following the weekend of training, Hakkoryu Shihan, Renshi, [Read more...]
Kozan Terazawa, Long Time Instructor and Senior Shihan Dies
On 4 May 2013 Nidai Soke Okuyama informed us that Kaiden Shihan Kozan Terazawa, one of Hakkoryu’s most senior Shihan had been hospitalized after an apparent stroke. Terazawa-sama was a [Read more...]
75th Anniversary Celebration and Taikai in Omiya, Japan
This is a preliminary announcement concerning the anniversary plans which are being discussed now for June 2016. Nidai Soke Okuyama wishes to organize a travel package for anyone registered and [Read more...]