Before Karate and Jujutsu there was Toshu Jutsu and Hakuda…

Before Karate Jutsu there was Toshu Jutsu… In Okinawa, for a long time, using any kinds of weapons was prohibited because of a policy of prohibiting weapons. For that reason, they had to invent Toshu kuken, the way to fight without a weapon. This was especially true in the beginning of the 17th century since it…

Flashback: My 1st Dan Blackbelt grading in 1999

In a recent post I gave a report of when I passed my 5th Dan grading under Shihan Handyside. Now I’m going to go back in time to when I took my 1st Dan under Shihan Bullough. The date was December 19 1999. I graded at the BAOMA New Image Health and Fitness Gym on…

3 Amigos: Alfie Lewis, Steve Rowe, Phil Handyside

I’ve posted this picture before but wanted to again, because it’s a great day with some great friends in the martial arts. I’m pictured with Shihan Phil Handyside (8th Dan head of Shobukan), Sifu Steve Rowe (8th Dan head of Shikon) and Alfie Lewis (9th Dan freestyle legend). I posted the pic on Facebook and…

Shotokan Karate and Jujutsu in MMA

In Bushinkai we teach Karate (related to Shotokan) and also Jujutsu for self defence. Although we are not a sport club it is always interesting to see these arts put to the test, so here are a few videos which show how versatile the arts can be. The first video shows UFC world champion Lyoto…

Bushinkai International Affiliates

Bushinkai International has representatives in more than 10 countries. These representatives were invited through sharing common values, skills and dedication to the martial arts as our own academy. For example Ben Haryo in Indonesia is, like ourselves a Karate, Kung Fu and Jujutsu practitioner and has helped research into the Chinese origins of Karate; Jonathan Kruger…

Manchester Karate classes: Study Toshu Jutsu

Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu (Traditional Karate & Jujutsu) taught by qualified experienced instructors: – Simon Keegan 5th Dan Karate, 4th Dan Jujutsu World Union of Karatedo Federations – Kicki Holm 2nd Dan Shotokan Karate International – Dan Sanchez 2nd Dan Jujutsu 2nd Dan Karate, World Union of Karatedo Federations Class now suitable for new starters:…