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...]
Japanese Cultural Center of Saginaw Receives Nidai Soke for Private Tea Ceremony – Michigan, USA
Mrs. Yoko Mossner, Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Saginaw invited Nidai Soke Okuyama to attend a private Tea Ceremony at the tea house, the focal point of [Read more...]
Rotary Clubs Gather for Hakkoryu Demonstration – Michigan, USA
Nidai Soke Okuyama and Joseph Stricker were invited by the three Rotary Clubs in the Michigan Greater Bay Area to demonstrate and discuss how Hakkoryu Jujutsu and Koho Igaku Shiatsu [Read more...]
Congratulations to the new Shihan and Kaiden Sandaikichu Shihan!
Congratulations to the following members who recently received Shihan licensing (and above) from Nidai Soke Okuyama. They were promoted on 8 August 2014 at the conclusion of the Jikiden (direct transmission [Read more...]