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...]
Koho Igaku Shiatsu Certification Plans for 2015 – Oregon, USA
Plans are underway for Kaiden-kichu Jesus Bonilla of Portland, Oregon USA to host Kaiden-kichu Joseph Miller for Koho Igaku Shiatsu certification in July, 2015. This Official Koho Shiatsu certification session [Read more...]
Special Honors Bestowed at the Conclusion of Taikai – Michigan, USA
During the celebratory dinner following the Michigan Taikai, Nidai Soke Okuyama granted an honor to a few individuals, it was both significant and unusual. As most know, Hakkoryu’s standard remains [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...]