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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!