Welcome to the Hakkoryu Kotokukan Dojo home page. The Hakkoryu Kotokukan dojo is licenced by the Hakkoryu Hombu, Omiya, Japan. Chief instructor Lloyd Allum Kaiden Shihan is a direct student of Nidai Soke Okuyama who is the present Soke of the Eigth light school.

Come and learn a genuine Japanese Martial art / self defence system from a traditional school.

Learn to protect youself, become more confident, get fitter and meet new friends. Great for both male and female as you will learn how to use the attackers own strength against them.

Join us and learn the genuine Japanese martial art of Hakkoryu Jujutsu. The Hakkoryu Kotokukan Dojo is a non sporting school.

The Hakkoryu Kotokukan Dojo is a registered  branch Dojo of Hakkoryu Jujutsu (registration number #53101 issued by Nidai Soke Okuyama Ryuho). Training in the genuine Japanese art of Hakkoryu Jujutsu at the Kotokukan Dojo is led by the chief instructor Kaiden Shihan Lloyd Allum, a direct student of Nidai Soke Okuyama. Lloyd Shihan is one of only a handful of Kaiden Shihan master teachers licenced to teach Hakkoryu Jujutsu outside of Japan. After receiving special training from the present Hakkoryu Soke Nidai Okuyama who lives at the hakkoryu Hombu which is based in the city of Omiya, Japan. Lloyd Allum Shihan was given the title of Menkyo Kaiden Shihan (licensed master instructor of the deepest mysteries) and given certification and the Kaiden shihan makimono (scroll) dictating his rank and position, he has been authorised to teach and issue rank in Hakkoryu Jujutsu. Shihan Allum has trained in japan and also holds a license to practice Hakkoryu Koho Shiatsu. He has also received a renshi title from Nidai Soke Okuyama and a renshi from Waka sensei Okuyama ( the future soke) after having his shihan waza personally reviewed by each of them on two seperate occasions (this historically has been very rarely done) Sensei Allum has been teaching the art of Jujutsu for many years and regularly travels to many countries across the world teaching at martial art seminars and events, he holds regular classes at the Hakkoryu Kotokukan Dojo which is based in Ipswich,Suffolk.

Sensei Allum can also travel to your club or dojo to teach a Hakkoryu Jujutsu course for either large or small numbers of people. 

Sensei Allum can also arrange for individuals or groups to attend special training courses with the opportunity to receive a grade in Hakkoryu Jujutsu upon course completion. Full details available upon request.

Private lessons available.

Hakkoryu Jujutsu


Little known and often misunderstood outside Japan, Hakkoryu is a unique Jujutsu system which uses the body’s Keiraku (meridian system) to create varying amounts of pain to control an attacker without necessarily causing serious injury. Japanese and traditional Oriental medicine teaches that “Ki”, one of the non-physical aspects of life, flows through Keiraku in the body. Certain Tsubo (special points) along the Keiraku are sensitive to touching or striking and cause sharp distracting pain, but do not necessarily damage bones, joints, or other body tissue. These are the focal points of Hakkoryu techniques that a trained exponent uses to distract, dispatch, or arrest an attacker. Because of the non-injurious potential of these techniques, Hakkoryu is said to be humanitarian in nature.

The primary means of instruction in Hakkoryu is through Kata (choreographed combat sequences) in which the principles of Shodai Soke’s system are introduced. A thorough grounding in Omote (surface techniques) is required of all ryu disciples. There are four basic Kata: Shodan (first degree), Nidan (second degree), Sandan (third degree), and Yondan (fourth degree), which also correspond with the black belt level a disciple holds. There are no higher Dan ranks regularly awarded in Hakkoryu, other than a Godan (fifth degree) which may be awarded in special cases, or higher degrees at the discretion of the Soke only. Each Kata contains numerous Kihon Waza (basic techniques) which must be mastered and thoroughly understood. These Kata embody the wisdom and experience of Shodai Soke and are to be handed down as they are, without change to the core principles, to successive generations. Mastering the Omote is not to be rushed, for inevitably the resulting damage will make itself evident. The essence of Hakkoryu techniques will remain elusive to those who have not undergone prolonged study of the basics under a certified Shihan.


The Classes


Our friendly classes ln Hakkoryu Jujutsu are open to adults male or female over the age of 16 there is no upper limit as Hakkoryu is enjoyed by all ages old and young, the classes are designed to suit those individuals that intend to commit the neccessary time to train regularly, we teach in a traditional method that has stood the test of time and produced some of the worlds best known martial art instructors, there is no sporting aspect in Hakkoryu Jujutsu we all help one another learn and understand the system in a friendly environment.


Classes last one and a half to two hours.


We welcome new members to our friendly Dojo at anytime, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced martial artist you will find that we offer highly professional top level instruction.

All students must be registered at the Hakkoryu Hombu, Omiya, Japan.

Please use our contact form for further information on membership  including costs.

Training in Hakkoryu Jujutsu and self defence

Training moments at seminars across the country and Japan.

Lloyd Allum Menkyo Kaiden Shihan is the Hakkoryu Kotokukan Dojo Chief instructor the Dojo has been issued with an official Licence-number #53101

We are located at the

Hakkoryu kotokukan dojo

St Mary Magdalens Church Hall,

Highfield approach,

Ipswich, Suffolk. IP16JS

Telephone 07949107150

or use our contact form.

Contact us today!

The Hakkoryu Kotokukan Dojo Offers various training options in Hakkoryu Jujutsu.

Instructor courses available.

please see our membership/ contact page for details.

After intensive closed door special training Nidai Soke Okuyama Ryuho promoted Lloyd Allum shihan to Menkyo Kaiden Shihan .

Allum shihan also received his renshi title after a reveiw by Nidai Soke.   

If you would like to learn more about Hakkoryu Jujutsu.             Lloyd Allum Menkyo Kaiden Shihan is available to teach courses for groups or individuals in Hakkoryu Jujutsu at your Dojo or at the Ipswich, Suffolk, UK Dojo.

If you are Interested in learning Hakkoryu Jujutsu with a view to eventually teaching Hakkoryu Jujutsu then Instructor courses to bring you up to shodan level can be arranged for suitable applicants, this will be on a case by case basis.

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