Hakkoryu Taikai 2018 – Massachusetts, USA


UPDATE – 29 May 2018: See the weekend Taikai schedule here. The Jikiden/Shiatsu Training schedule is going out to all Shihan via email.

Please make sure you are in touch with Larry Cellucci Shihan if you’d like to join all of us for the Taikai Dinner at 6:00pm on Saturday, July 28.  You can reach him at LACELLUCCI@MSN.COM and (508) 287-6279.


UPDATE – 16 March 2018: Airport transportation suggestions below.

1. Use this link to purchase a Logan Express bus ticket to the city of Framingham. This gives you a low cost ride closer to the Taikai/Hotel locations. Once there use a taxi, Uber/Lyft service or pre-arranged pickup from another Taikai attendee for the rest of the trip.

2. Use this link to make online reservations with Knight’s Limousine Service for nonstop door-to-door transportation to and from the Taikai/Hotel locations and the airport.

3. As usual, a variety of rental car services are available at the airport as well.

4. Feel free to explore other transportation options on your own.

Also, see below for Taikai cost changes beginning April 1st. For registration, the sooner the better!



UPDATE – 20 December 2017: Below is the Taikai Registration fee structure.

As you can see, there are advantages to early registration and payment!

Register with Payment before February 1st, 2018 = USD $300
Register with Payment February 1st and after = USD $350
Register with Payment April 1st and after = USD $375
Register with Payment at the door = USD $400

If anyone is unable to attend all three days of training, contact Larry Cellucci Shihan for attendance-based pricing at LACELLUCCI@MSN.COM.

Also note, the fully catered Taikai dinner, held at the same location, takes place at 6:00pm Saturday, July 28th. Dinner cost is USD $60 per person.


UPDATE – 11 August 2017: See this link to make your hotel reservations at the DoubleTree Hilton.

DoubleTree Hilton Milford
11 Beaver Street
Milford, Massachusetts 01757

Are you flying? Your destination is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

We’ll be helping you with transportation from the airport to the hotel to the event, and anywhere in between. The Taikai will be held at

Portuguese Club Inc
119 Prospect Heights
Milford, MA 01757

A three day Hakkoryu Taikai will be hosted by Larry Cellucci, Menkyo Kaiden Shihan, owner and operator of Hakkoryu Shingitai Dojo near Boston, Massachusetts, USA with Nidai Soke Okuyama, his son Takashi Okuyama and other teachers from Japan and abroad on July 27 – 29, 2018. This is the first time the Hakkoryu Soke will be hosted in Massachusetts, USA. Participation is open to the public as well as all students of Hakkoryu.

Following the weekend of training, Hakkoryu Shihan, Kaiden, Sandaikichu, Renshi and Koho Shiatsu Igaku Jikiden Sessions will be held July 30 – August 5.

All registered Hakkoryu students, Mudansha and Yudansha, are eligible for and encouraged to attend the Koho Shiatsu sessions as the introductory training in meridian theory is essential to deeper understanding of the jujutsu, and fulfills the requirement for the individual to have completed the course prior to receiving Menkyo Shihan.

The Taikai is at no cost to those attending the Jikiden sessions for licensing. For all others the Taikai fee begins at $300 (see above for fee schedule). Shihan: bring two or more students, your fee is waived!