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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 14 September 2012 at the conclusion of the Jikiden (direct transmission of mysteries/skills) sessions at Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. Menkyo Shihan Gil Adams, Seizan – California, USA Menkyo Shihan George Wilson, Shuho – California, USA […]

Thank you for a successful Embukai!

Thank you to all that attended the Hakkoryu Jikiden (direct transmission of mysteries/skills) sessions and Embukai in New Jersey, USA. By all accounts this event was a huge success, bringing people together (many for the first time) from many distant places around the world. Of course our thanks to Nidai Soke Okuyama for spending a […]

Keikogi (uniform) Guidelines

The Hombu has asked that keikogi guidelines be announced: Uniforms consist of white tops and pants. Tops must be traditional Japanese “left closing over right” and not pullover. Purple coloring of Hakkoryu crest Yotsume-no-mon (four diamonds enclosed in circle) or lettering on the uniform is reserved for any Shihan in good standing with the Hakkoryu […]

New family member!

The Hakkoryu So Hombu Dojo and the Okuyama family are pleased to announce the birth of KAITO OKUYAMA. Kaito was born on 3 May 2012 at 2:00am (Japanese Standard Time). Takashi Okuyama (Waka Sensei) and his wife have a healthy baby boy. Congratulations to the Okuyama family!