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

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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

Contact: Simonkeegan@runbox.com

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Yang style Tai Chi & Chi Kung 

Affiliated to Shikon, BCCMA and the International Wushu Federation

Metal Tiger, Skull House Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan (learning the 8 form)
Fridays 7pm – 8pm

Pearl Dragon, Higher Lane, Dalton (learning the 24 form)
Thursdays 7pm-8pm

Instructor: David Keegan 5th Duan

Contact: Davekeegan@runbox.com

Yang style family: Shikon head Steve Rowe, Metal Tiger headteacher David Keegan and Bushinkai chief instructor Simon Keegan

Yang style family: Shikon head Steve Rowe, Metal Tiger headteacher David Keegan and Bushinkai chief instructor Simon Keegan. Through Shikon we are registered with the BCCMA governing body

Bushinkai is fully recognised by British and Worldwide governing bodies and quality control bodies.

Our licenses and insurance are through Shikon Martial Arts, an internationally respected organisation at the forefront of academic standards in the martial arts. Shikon is headed by Steve Rowe (8th Dan Karate), a senior practitioner of Karate, Tai Chi and Iaido and a respected writer and researcher. Among the most notable members of Shikon is Shihan PAJ Handyside 8th Dan, headteacher of Shobukan Karate. Sifu Rowe and Shihan Handyside are extremely supportive friends and mentors to our club. Shikon is part of the BCCMA (in turn part of IWF) and the Karate England and the International Karate Union.

Mentor: With Shihan Handyside

Mentor: Simon with Shihan Handyside in 2011

In 2003 Bushinkai joined Kokusai Budoin (Interntional Martial Arts Federation), the oldest martial arts fraternity in the world, founded shortly after World War II. Kokusai Budoin members included the likes of Wado Ryu founder Hironori Ohtsuka, Goju Kai founder Gogen Yamaguchi, Yoshinkan Aikido founder Gozo Shioda and many more legitimate grandmasters. Its directors currently include the likes of Hirokazu Kanazawa. Kokusai Budoin is unique, not only in its number of legitimate masters, but in its endorsement by the Japanese imperial and shogun families. Kokusai Budoin’s UK branch is currently being relaunched and Bushinkai is offering its support to the new board of directors. If Bushinkai students wish to apply for a Kokusai Budoin passport (Japanese Budo license) recognised by these venerable masters, they may do so through Kokusai Budoin UK. Bushinkai chief instructor Simon Keegan is a member of Kokusai Budoin UK.

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Bushinkai’s Hombu Dojo is the Hakutora Academy at Van Dang Martial Arts. There we teach a system of Karate, Jujutsu and Kobudo called Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu. We also have seminars in Iaido, Aikido, Judo and other arts.

Jeet Kune Do instructor Steve, Karate instructor Simon, Wing Chun instructor Rai and Muay Thai instructor Giorgio

Jeet Kune Do instructor Steve, Karate instructor Simon, Wing Chun instructor Rai and Muay Thai instructor Giorgio

Hakutora classes include:

Karate & Jujutsu: Simon Keegan. See class times

Muay Thai: Giorgio Zappone. Visit Cobra of Siam website.

Jeet Kune Do: Steve Powell. Visit JKD website

Brazilian Jujitsu: Contact John Dang courtesy of Union BJJ

Wing Chun: Contact Rai Swift

Chinese Kickboxing: Contact John Dang 

Silat and Kali: Contact Chris Sibbald

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Bushinkai instructor Simon on recent seminar with Fumio Demura 9th Dan

Simon training in Escrima with Rene Tongson, Filipino grandmaster of Abaniko Tres Puntas

Simon training in Escrima with Rene Tongson, Filipino grandmaster of Abaniko Tres Puntas

Karate and white crane master Nobetsu. Simon is pictured in the front row, training in 2003

Karate and white crane master Nobetsu. Simon is pictured in the front row, training in 2003

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