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...]
UPDATE: Koho Shiatsu Igaku Certification – July, 2015 – Oregon, USA
Plans are in place for Kaiden-kichu Jesus Bonilla of Portland, Oregon USA to host Kaiden-kichu Joseph Miller for Koho Shiatsu Igaku Certification in July, 2015. This Official Koho Shiatsu certification [Read more...]
UPDATE: 75th Anniversary, Taikai and Jikiden in Omiya, Japan
UPDATE: Hotel info This event is open to all registered Hakkoryu members in good standing. The Taikai dates are set at June 10-12, 2016. ¥50,000 fee includes single occupancy hotel [Read more...]
Origin of the Name “Hakkoryu”
Translated from original text by Shodai Soke Ryuho Okuyama, originally published by James A. Benko in the 1960’s. Special thanks to Kaiden-Kichu John Cole for transcription. When you analyze the [Read more...]