Karate Jutsu and Jujutsu classes in Manchester

Karate Jutsu and Nihon Jujutsu (Okinawan Karate and authentically Japanese Jujutsu) taught in one system called Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu, teaching the trunk of the martial arts, not the branches.

The headquarters of Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu is the Hakutora Academy in Manchester.

The class (enrolling now):

8:00-9:30pm
Thursdays

Van Dang Martial Arts (Hakutora Dojo)
Newton Street Manchester
Contact: kaicho@runbox.com 

Bushinkai teaches a good system of Karate and Jujutsu and we are also dedicated to researching the history, lineage and kata of the old schools, including those not taught in the mainstream.

Toshu Jutsu includes techniques of every fighting range – grappling, close quarters, punching, kicking, weapon, projectile. The forms taught include some that are hundreds of years old and each form contains a plethora of effective techniques. Students are taught in a safe environment learning drills and techniques that have proven effective over the generations.

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 of Okinawa transmitted by masters like Sakugawa, Matsumura and Azato.

This choke and foot technique used by Gichin Funakoshi was taught to me by Hanshi Wingrove

Gichin Funakoshi

Hakuda Kempo, along with Taijutsu and Yawara are terms that predate the term Jujutsu when referring to Japanese grappling systems. The name Hakuda was originally used in Yoshin Ryu. The style of Yoshin Ryu was united with Karate by master Hironori Ohtsuka (10th Dan Kokusai Budoin), the founder of Wado Ryu.

See some Yawara style applications in Shotokan performed by Gichin Funakoshi.

Although most people think of Jujutsu as being a Judo-like grappling art, many styles of Jujutsu/Yawara such as Yagyu Shingan Ryu are closer in appearance to Karate.

Funakoshi teaching throws

Funakoshi teaching throws

Before Karate Jutsu there was Toshu Jutsu…

In Okinawa, for a long time, using any kinds of weapons was prohibited because of a policy of prohibiting weapons. For that reason, they had to invent Toshu kuken, the way to fight without a weapon. This was especially true in the beginning of the 17th century since it was thought that fighting martial arts, referring to Chinese Kempo, was invented among Ryukyu samurai because their weapons were banned. In Okinawa, before it was called karate
– Gogen Yamaguchi 10th Dan (Founder of Goju Kai Karate)

Before Judo and Jujutsu there was Hakuda…

The origin of jujutsu is related thus: There once lived in Nagasaki a physician named Akiyama, who went to China to study medicine. There he learned an art called Hakuda…. When he returned to Japan, he began to teach this art, but as he had few methods, his pupils got tired of it, and left him
– Jigoro Kano 12th Dan (Founder of Judo) 

 

The class (enrolling now):

8:00-9:30pm
Thursdays

Van Dang Martial Arts (Hakutora Dojo)
Newton Street Manchester
Contact: kaicho@runbox.com

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

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

Instructor:

Simon Keegan (Headteacher of Sakugawa Ryu)

  • 5th Dan Shobukan Karate (Shikon, Karate England, WUKO) 5th Dan Shotokan Karate (IMAF)
  • 4th Dan Karate Jutsu/Jujutsu (EKF, WKF, IJJF, BJJF) Renshi (IMAF GB, under auth Dai Nippon Butokukai dir)
  • 3rd Dan Nisseikai Karate (IMAF) 2nd Dan Nihon Jujutsu (IMAF) 2nd Dan (Mokuroku) Bugei Ju Hapan
  • 3rd Dan Judo (Honourary) Kodokwan, EJJU, Aiichi Judo Club, BJJF
  • 2nd Duan Metal Tiger Academy

Primary teachers, trained and graded with:

  • David Keegan Sensei
  • Stephen Bullough Kyoshi (graded 1st Dan)
  • Robert Carruthers Kyoshi (graded 2nd Dan)
  • Reiner Parsons Kyoshi (graded 3rd Dan, 4th Dan Renshi)
  • Phillip Handyside Shihan (graded 5th Dan)

Other key influences:

  • Steve Rowe 8th Dan Karate, and Yang style Tai Chi master
  • Terry Wingrove 9th Dan Karate Jutsu, 9th Dan Jujutsu
training with Terry in Wigan

Terry Wingrove Hanshi, 9th Dan Karate Jutsu, 9th Dan Yawara Jujutsu, 3rd Dan Judo, 3rd Dan Aikido. Terry has been a mentor to Simon for more than 10 years

Masters trained with on seminars:

  • Shizuya Sato 10th Dan Nihon Jujutsu
  • Tadanori Nobetsu 10th Dan Seidokan Goju Ryu Karate
  • Fumio Demura 9th Dan Shito Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Batto Jutsu
  • Mitsuhiro Kondo 9th Dan Aikijujutsu, Judo, Karate
Honoured to meet Master Fumio Demura

Honoured to meet Master Fumio Demura

 

Bushinkai is a member of Kokusai Budoin UK

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President: Tokugawa Yasuhisa (great grandson of last ruling Shogun)
Chief director: Tadanori Nobetsu (10th Dan Hanshi Seidokan Goju Ryu Karatedo) founder of Nisseikai Karate
Vice chief director: Ikuo Higuchi (9th Dan Hanshi Shoto Ryu Karatedo)
Vice chief director: Iwao Matsuzaki (Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu)
Headquarters director: Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan Meijin Shotokan Karate) Soke of Shotokan Karate International
Former chief directors: The late Shizuya Sato (10th Dan Nihon Jujutsu), Kazuo Sakai (10th Dan Wado Ryu)
Kokusai Budoin UK head: Chris Davies (7th Dan Kyoshi Nihon Jujutsu)
Kokusai Budoin UK Shotokan Karate instructor: Simon Keegan (5th Dan Renshi Karate, 2nd Dan Nihon Jujutsu)

Kanazawa in 2002 as a director of IMAF from whom he received his 10th Dan. He is standing next to Tokugawa Yasuhisa, Also on the picture are current chief directors Tadanori Nobetsu and Ikuo Higuchi

Shotokan master Hirokazu Kanazawa, hereditary Shogun Tokugawa Yasuhisa, Also on the picture are current chief directors Tadanori Nobetsu and Ikuo Higuchi

Bushinkai is a member of Shobukan Karate Organisation

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Shotokan Karate International: Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan Meijin Shotokan Karate) 
Shobukan Karate Organisation Headteacher:
Phillip Handyside (8th Dan Shotokan Karate). Student of Hirokazu Kanazawa
Bushinkai Karate Headteacher: Simon Keegan (5th Dan Shobukan Karate)
Bushinkai Karate instructor: Kicki Holm (2nd Dan Shotokan Karate International). Student of Hirokazu Kanazawa
Bushinkai Karate instructor:
 Ben Gaunt (1st Dan Karate)

Shihan Handyside 8th Dan visiting our Dojo

Shihan Handyside 8th Dan visiting our Dojo

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Shikon Headteacher: Sifu Steve Rowe 8th Dan
Metal Tiger Academy Headteacher: Sifu David Keegan
White Lion Academy Headteacher: Simon Keegan

Shikon head Steve Rowe, with Bushinkai heads David Keegan, Simon Keegan

Shikon head Steve Rowe, with Bushinkai heads David Keegan, Simon Keegan

The class (enrolling now):

8:00-9:30pm
Thursdays

Van Dang Martial Arts (Hakutora Dojo)
Newton Street Manchester
Contact: kaicho@runbox.com

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