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.
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
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.