If you are looking for martial arts that are ideal womens self defence or men’s self defence, the Bushinkai Academy offers a very practical martial arts system. Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu is largely a Karate system but draws heavily from skills and principles found in arts like Jujutsu, Aikido, Judo and Kung Fu. It is far from a hotchpotch or mishmash and is actually a very traditionally taught Karate system but at the same time very very valid for modern day self defence and covers fighting at all ranges.
Bushinkai class ideal for beginners:
Martial arts covered:
- Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu (System based on old Okinawan Karate & southwest Japanese Jujutsu)
- Nihon Jujutsu (System of authentic Jujutsu and Tanjo Jutsu particular to Tokyo area)
- Shobukan (Shotokan/Budokan) Karate
- Nisseikai Karate (Goju Ryu & Feeding Crane)
- Kodokan Judo
- Aikido & Aikijujutsu
- Kenjutsu & Iaido
- Kobudo (Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Bo)
- Kung Fu (drawn from styles such as Taiji Quan, Hsing-I Quan, Chinese swords)
- Freestyle Karate/Kickboxing
- Grappling/groundwork (such as is taught in BJJ/MMA)
- Self defence ideal for men and women
The greatest inspirations on our school are perhaps Tode Sakugawa, his student Bushi Matsumura and his students Itosu and Azato. The lives of these men spanned from the early 1700s to the early 1900s. They were Okinawan Karate (Toshu Jutsu) masters but they each made study of Japanese systems (for example Matsumura studied Jigen Ryu in Japan) and Chinese systems (Matsumura trained in Fujian and Sakugawa was said to have trained in Beijing). These Okinawan masters synthesised the Japanese, Chinese and Okinawan arts into Shuri-based Toshu Jutsu. In the 1920s a student of Azato, Itosu and Matsumura named Gichin Funakoshi joined with a student of Itosu and Yabe named Makoto Gima and introduced Shoto Ryu Karate to mainland Japan. Initially Funakoshi referred to his Karate as Ryukyu Kempo Tode Jutsu and we have taken a similar name with Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu. The system includes the kind of throws found in Judo, the kind of controls taught in Aikido but all taught in one coherant Karate system.