Welcome to Bushinkai

Welcome to the Bushinkai website. Here you will find a wealth of information on techniques, history and theories as well as our syllabus and profiles. Bushinkai Principal (Metal Tiger Academy) Sifu David Keegan 5th Duan Bushinkai Chief Instructor (White Lion Academy) Simon Keegan 5th Dan Renshi Karate, Kobudo & Nihon Jujutsu (Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu)…

Fumio Demura seminar – updated report

Report and pictures of Bushinkai’s latest seminars with one of the most renowned Karate, Kobudo and sword masters in the world, Fumio Demura 9th Dan. On October 18-19 Bushinkai members attended a special seminar with master Fumio Demura 9th Dan.  The event was organised and hosted by Sensei Julian Mallalieu of Tameside Karate. We trained…

Fumio Demura seminar next week

We are just one week away from the Fumio Demura seminar. A great chance to train with a Karate master, Kobudo pioneer and also one of Hollywood’s leading martial arts stuntmen. Demura Sensei taught Bruce Lee to use the Nunchaku, did stunts for Chuck Norris in Walker Texas Ranger, played Mr Miyagi’s fight scenes in…

Martial arts of all styles together

  As well as Bushinkai’s Karate, Jujutsu and Kobudo system, there are also Muay Thai, Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do classes at the Hakutora Academy – and that’s just the top floor on a Thursday night! The centre also offers MMA, BJJ, Kickboxing and more. Here Karate instructor Simon joined with Muay Thai instructor…

Karate vs Muay Thai: A friendly workout

Before our Thursday evening Karate class (8pm at Hakutora, Newton Street, Manchester) Kru Giorgio Zappone teaches Muay Thai. This week he and Bushinkai instructor Simon Keegan engaged in an interesting Karate vs Thai sparring session. It was just for fun – no gum shields, boxes or headguards! Visit Giorgio’s website for Muay Thai classes here.…

Bushinkai classes: Latest listings

BUSHINKAI is affiliated to Shikon Martial Arts….   Karate, Kobudo & Nihon Jujutsu (Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu) According to the divisions of Kokusai Budoin, Japan’s oldest Budo fraternity Hakutora Academy, Newton Street, Manchester. Thursdays 8pm-9:30pm Instructors: Simon Keegan 5th Dan, Kicki Holm 2nd Dan, Dan Sanchez 2nd Dan Contact: Simonkeegan@runbox.com Tai Chi & Chi Kung …

Manchester Karate and Jujutsu

Bushinkai teaches a system of Karate and Nihon Jujutsu called Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu. Toshu Jutsu signifies the art’s roots as an old method of Karate (read about Motokatsu Inoue’s traditional system of Kobudo which also uses the old term Toshu Jutsu). To-Shu is an alternative pronunciation of Kara-Te. Toshu Jutsu is the original fighting method…