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 as it has; issuance of Menjo (diploma) for “shodan” 1st grade through “yondan” 4th grade, followed by issuance of Menkyo (license) for Shihan and Kaiden. […]
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 the gardens there. Its gate opened in 1971 as designed by Mr. Yataro Suzue and Lori Barber. Suzue-sensei stated then: “beauty is not trickery, not […]
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 Shiatsu Igaku are intertwined. Among the audience on August 11, 2014 were professionals of all ages and backgrounds, including Japanese ex-patriots eager to meet Soke, and medical […]
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 of mysteries/skills) sessions held in Bay City, Michigan, USA. Menkyo Shihan Joseph Adornato, – Texas, USA Menkyo Shihan Ronald Ramirez – Arizona, USA Menkyo Shihan Richard Schafer – California, […]
The Japanese Cultural Center of Saginaw, Michigan has invited Shihan Joseph Stricker to present and demonstrate Hakkoryu Jujutsu and Koho Shiatsu at their gardens. While the event was to be held prior to Nidai Soke Okuyama’s arrival in Michigan, it’s been postponed until September 21, 2014. The garden at the Center opened in 1971 and […]
We would like to thank everyone who participated and was otherwise involved in the very successful Taikai in Michigan, USA hosted by Joseph Stricker Shihan on August 1-3, 2014 at the Hakkoryu Senshinkan Dojo in Bay City. We enjoyed over 50 participants from North America and abroad and entertained over 100 guests at the celebratory […]
UPDATE: The Taikai enrollment fee has been frozen at $300. There will be no price increase for 2014 as previously stated. 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, Kaiden, Sandaikichu and Koho […]
Ongoing Hakkoryu Jujutsu classes are now forming for the first time in the Houston, Texas area. For more information, please contact sensei Joe Adornato at the website or on Facebook.