Manchester Karate classes

Manchester: Karate & Jujutsu Circle Martial Arts Marlboro House 52 Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ED Monday evenings: 8:30pm Sunday mornings: 10:00am Shihan: Simon Keegan (5th Dan Renshi Karate & Jujutsu) Sempai: Philip Jennings Email: simonkeeganmedia@gmail.com The Karate and Jujutsu taught in Bushinkai is called Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu. This is the original Okinawan method of…

Bushinkai at London Symphony Orchestra

In a unique composition blending Shotokan Karate with classical music, composer Ben Gaunt devised a piece of music to go along with five kata. Performing the kata and music in harmony, musicians from the LSO, and Bushinkai chief instructor Simon Keegan (5th Dan Shotokan) gave a unique performance. Here are some of the pictures:

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Bushinkai’s headquarters has its Hombu in the Hakutora Academy (Van Dangs), Newton Street, Manchester. This legendary building has been THE centre of martial arts excellence in the north of England for more than 25 years. Simon Keegan (5th Dan Renshi) teaches Karate and Jujutsu there. We also have a combined Karate and Muay Thai session, where the…

Bushinkai at the London Symphony Orchestra

The mythology of Kata was celebrated at a unique performance at the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). The performance co-incided with the 60th anniversary of British Karate. The music was composed by Ben Gaunt – himself a Bushinkai 1st Dan and performed by his teacher Simon Keegan, head of the Bushinkai Academy. Keegan Renshi holds the…

Karate my way of life: By Simon Keegan

The chief instructor of Bushinkai, Simon Keegan (5th Dan Renshi) reflects on his martial arts studies. Various points are numbered with citations at the bottom of the article. The idea of this article is to give context to our curriculum. I have formally studied the Shoto/Budokan family of Karate as my primary art for more…