What martial arts are taught in Bushinkai UK?

We teach martial arts in the following Japanese Budo Divisions:

  • Karate
  • Kobudo
  • Nihon Jujutsu
  • Iaido

And in the following Chinese Wushu Divisions:

  • Taiji Quan
  • Taiji Jian

Notes:

  • Karate, Kobudo and southwestern Japanese Jujutsu are taught together in a system called Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu
  • Nihon Jujutsu Jujutsu is based largely on Tenshin Shinyo Ryu, Daito Ryu and Kodokan Judo
  • Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu and Muso Shinden Ryu are variations of the same school of Iaido
  • Taiji Quan and Taiji Jian are taught with in the Yang style

Senior International Instructor (Karate & Jujutsu): Simon Keegan Renshi

  • 5th Dan Shobukan Karate (International Karate Union, World Union of Karatedo Federations)
  • 4th Dan Freestyle (Shoto Ryu Karate & Bushin Ryu Jujutsu) World Karate Association
  • 3rd Dan Karatedo (Kokusai Budoin IMAF)
  • 2nd Dan Nihon Jujutsu (Kokusai Budoin IMAF)

Senior International Instructor (Tai Chi & Iaido): David Keegan Sifu

  • 5th Dan Taiji Quan (TEMAA. Also member of BCCMA and International Wushu Federation)
  • Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu practitioner
Phew still in one piece after all that combat!

Simon Keegan (5th Dan Renshi) and Kicki Holm (2nd Dan) are Karate instructors in our school

Simon Keegan 5th Dan and Kicki Holm 2nd Dan practising Kobudo

Simon Keegan 5th Dan and Kicki Holm 2nd Dan practising Kobudo

Dan doing groundwork

Dan Sanchez 2nd Dan Karate & Jujutsu also studies Braziilian Jiu Jitsu

2013: David Keegan performing an Iaido demo for a Japanese festival

David Keegan performing an Iaido demo for a Japanese festival

Simon with Hanshi Nobetsu, (9th Dan Karate) chief director of Kokusai Budoin

Simon with Hanshi Nobetsu, (9th Dan Karate) chief director of Kokusai Budoin

Three Nihon Jujutsu masters who influenced Simon's studies, Jack Hearn, Mitsuhiro Kondo and Shizuya Sato

Three Nihon Jujutsu masters who influenced Simon’s studies, Jack Hearn, Mitsuhiro Kondo and Shizuya Sato

Performing yang style sword

David Keegan performing Taiji Jian at Euro Wshu Championships

Simon's mentor Shihan Handyside with his mentor Hirokazu Kanazawa  10th Dan IMAF

Simon’s mentor Shihan Handyside with his mentor Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan IMAF

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