Hakutora Academy Manchester home of Bushinkai

The Bushinkai Academy’s Hombu Dojo (headquarters) in Manchester is in the midst of a facelift. The once Van Dang martial arts is now known as Hakutora Academy. There is a new shop front, the whole place is having a paint job, new equipment and new instructors! Classes include: Karate & Jujutsu: Simon Keegan. See class…

The next generation take another step

Poppy Keegan, daughter of Bushinkai chief instructor Simon passed her orange stripe at the weekend. Poppy aged 5 and her cousin Maisie were examined by Tameside Karate run by Sensei Julian Mallalieu and his wife Sharon. Tameside Karate is a Genbukai club under Sensei Fumio Demura. Link to Poppy’s yellow stripe grading here.

Kokusai Budoin Gendo newsletters: To download free

Bushinkai is a member of Kokusai Budoin UK, the branch country of the Japanese based organisation. Kokusai Budoin publishes newsletters called Gendo. They include news from around the world, details of visits from Japanese masters, any senior grade promotions and info on the upcoming European seminars. You can download some of them here: 2014 Newsletter…

Fumio Demura 9th Dan seminar

On October 18-19 Bushinkai is attending a seminar with Shihan Fumio Demura 9th Dan hosted by Sensei Julian Mallalieu. Fumio Demura (出村 文男) is a Japanese master of Karate and Kobudo and was Pat Morita’s (Mr Miyagi) martial arts stunt double in the first four Karate Kid movies. He holds the rank of 9th dan…

World Karate Day 2014

Bushinkai is taking part in World Karate Day 2014 with a 100 Kata demonstration on October 25. Details will be confirmed in the coming weeks but we are hoping our contribution to the event will be on the Saturday afternoon in Stalybridge. October 25th has been designated ‘Karate Day’ in Okinawa, and is rapidly becoming…