Thursday nights at Hakutora Academy Manchester

For a varied array of martial arts Thursday nights at Hakutora (Van Dang) in Manchester city centre offer a superb array of martial arts.

In the main top floor Dojo from 6:30-8:00pm is Muay Thai and Wing Chun and from 8:00pm is this Bushinkai Academy teaching Karate, Jujutsu and Kobudo. Meanwhile in the studio next door is Jeet Kune Do.

So why not have a go at different martial arts and see which suits you?

Bushinkai classes teaching Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu (Karate, Nihon Jujutsu & Kobudo) are 8:00pm-9:30pm.

Here are some shots of Bushinkai chief instructor Simon sparring with Cobra of Siam Muay Thai chief instructor Giorgio earlier this week:


Of course for both styles sparring is only a minor part of the whole syllabus both of which include close quarters work, self defence and many more aspects of the two traditional arts.

For example this page features videos of our kata forms.This page introduces our weapons.This page shows our two man training drill.

doubleblock jumping elbow jumping kick Punch sidekick thrust kick

And here are some shots from a previous sparring session:

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Karate instructor Simon sparring with Muay Thai instructor Giorgio

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