The kata of Karate Jutsu

The complete kata syllabus of Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu: 1) Channan Shodan (Shuri Te) Known in Shorin Ryu as Pinan Shodan, and in Shotokan as Heian Nidan this is the first kata in the system. The Channan forms were practiced by masters like Motobu and renamed as Pinan by Itosu and Heian by Funakoshi. Thought…

Bunkai Lesson One

Bunkai means to analyse kata to come up with applications (Oyo). In Toshu Jutsu our first kata is called Channan Shodan (known in Shorin Ryu, Shito Ryu and Wado Ryu as Pinan Shodan and in Shotokan as Heian Nidan). I will cross reference my applications with those of Karate Jutsu master Choki Motobu and with reference…

Karate training for self defence

ABOUT KARATE TRAINING 8:00-9:30pm Thursdays Van Dang Martial Arts (Hakutora Dojo) Newton Street Manchester Contact: kaicho@runbox.com THE SCIENCE OF VIOLENCE You cannot learn anything without learning some of the theories behind it. You wouldn’t learn to drive without knowing the Highway Code, you wouldn’t send a soldier into battle without telling him who his enemy…

Our Karate system: An in depth look

Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu is a traditionally taught Karate system owing its origins to Shoto Ryu and many other styles of Karate including Goju Ryu, Shorin Ryu and Shotokan; Japanese styles such as Aikijujutsu, Jujutsu and Judo and various Chinese forms of Quan Fa. However there are various aspects that make Toshu Jutsu a true…

About our Karate method

Overview Our Karate method is above all a simple effective self defence method. From day one students are taught a few simple movements that make for good self defence habits – the way we move into an attack, the way we guard and cover and the tools we use and the targets at which they…

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…

Technical comparison: Karate and Yagyu Shingan Ryu Yawara

A form of Yagyu Shingan Ryu Yawara (Jujutsu) shows almost the same sequence as Karate form Naihanchi (Tekki Shodan). Naihanchi is one of the forms credited to Sokon Matsumura. Although commonly attributed to white crane Kung Fu, it has no extant form in China. What if Matsumura picked it up in his travels to Japan? We should…