Congratulations to Shihan Matt Walker and Shihan Theophilus Ulmer who recently received Shihan licensing from Nidai Soke Okuyama. They were promoted on 26 August 2012 during the Shihan sessions at the Hakkoryu Hombu Dojo in Omiya, Japan. Menkyo Shihan Matt Walker, Senzan – Texas, USA Menkyo Shihan Theophilus Ulmer, Hozan – Texas, USA
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 […]
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!