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...]
Changes to Shihan Annual Dues Schedule
To all individuals holding Hakkoryu Menkyo Shihan licensing and above: Previously, annual Shihan dues were paid on or before the anniversary of one’s original Shihan date. Starting immediately, in order [Read more...]
Conclusion of Taikai and Jikiden in Omiya, June 2016
The 2016 Hakkoryu Taikai held in Omiya, celebrating Hakkoryu’s 75th anniversary was an outstanding success by all accounts. Never before have so many people from all over the world come together for [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...]