Welcome to the Hakkoryu Kotokukan Dojo

Join us and learn the genuine Japanese martial art of Hakkoryu Jujutsu here at the Hakkoryu Kotokukan Dojo.

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 Sensei Lloyd Allum who is one of only a handful of Shihan master teachers licenced to teach Hakkoryu Jujutsu outside of Japan. After receiving special training at the hakkoryu Hombu whch is based in the city of Omiya,  Japan Lloyd Allum was given the title of Menkyo Shihan (licensed master instructor) and given certification and the shihan makimono (scroll) dictating his rank and position, he has been authorised to teach Hakkoryu Jujutsu by Nidai Soke Okuyama head of Hakkoryu Jujutsu (keeper of the eighth light school) which is based in Omiya,Japan. Shihan Allum was trained in japan and holds a license to practice Hakkoryu Koho Shiatsu. 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. 

Hakkoryu Jujutsu


Little known and often misunderstood outside Japan, Hakkoryu is a 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.

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.

Lloyd Allum Menkyo 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.

please see our membership/ contact page for details.

Latest news from the Hombu.

The Osameshiki official yearly ending ceremony ended with Nidai Soke presenting one time only to five of the oldest Sandaikichu shihan the rank of Judan Shihan 10th Degree. Shodai Okuyama before his death wrote a letter to his Son now Nidai Soke Toshio Okuyama. The letter mention the following "it is my intentions to promote 5 Shihan whom I taught during my time as Shodai founder of Hakkoryu Jujutsu which I started in 1941 in Omiya Japan." Shodai instructed his Son to "bestow this rank to those living Shihan this prestige rank based on Tenure, Loyalty, Ability and Knowledge of the Okuden and secret training I have given these selected individuals, with the ability of Koho Shiatsu Igaku and there overall dedication to my legacy." The individual were 5, four Japanese with a total years of training equaling 323 years of experience and the last shihan and American who started his Hakkoryu Career with Hakkoryu Shihan Michael  DePasquale also Soke of the Yoshitsune System and started his path to Hakkoryu with Shodai in Feb of 1972 while station at Misawa Air Base Japan. His years of Hakkoryu study total 52 years, with the five below mentioned is 375 years of experience.

Sandaikichu Judan Shihan 10th Degree Master Instructors:

1. Dr. Obitsu Ryouichi Judan Shihan (not present)

2. Matsumoto Sozan  Judan Shihan

3. Mochizuki Yoshihisa Judan Shihan

4. Yazawa Sadanori Judan Shihan

5. Joseph Miller Judan Shihan

Congratulations to these teachers of teachers!

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