Several people have been asking about the recent dojo name change. Since it’s kind of a big deal to change the name of a dojo, especially one that we’ve had for over ten years, I thought I’d share a few thoughts behind the decision. The previous name, “Hakkoryu Ken-Nin Dojo” has served us well for […]
“Nothing is exactly as it seems, nor is it otherwise.” – Alan Watts Martial arts are supposed to be painful, right? I’m not talking about pushing through the pain or fatigue of a good workout, nor the therapeutic pain of a deep tissue massage. I’m referring to pain compliance, causing another person pain as an effective […]
If you’re in the southern Oregon area, you would be wise to check out Kaiden Shihan Sandaikichu Steve Glaser’s Hakko Seishinkan Dojo. It is located in Ashland, Oregon and offers instruction in Hakkoryu Jujutsu as well as Koho Igaku Shiatsu. The Dojo was originally established in 1984 in Los Angeles California by Steven Glaser and […]
A big congratulations to Lauryn on a great exam and her promotion toNidan yesterday!
The Coyote Dojo in Los Angeles offers training in Hakkoryu Jujutsu and Koho Shiatsu in the Los Angeles area and recently launched a new website. The dojo is located in Pasadena, CA. For more information, please visit the Coyote Dojo website at http://www.coyotedojo.com/.
Here’s another good post from The Budo Bum. My teacher and my other seniors in Hakkoryu always felt that it was imperative that we should eventually go to Japan for training. He felt that we were studying a Japanese art and so we should go visit the Hombu dojo and see Japan. I agree, and would […]
Mr. Wayne Muromoto has been posting various articles and essays on the traditional Japanese martial arts over at The Classic Budoka. I’ve been reading through the archives there and finding a treasure trove of insights and perspectives. Each post has something of interest and relevance to anyone who trains in the classical Japanese arts. Just […]
The Budo Bum has written a great post on ranking in the traditional Japanese martial arts. It captures so much of how I think about ranking and being a part of a traditional Japanese ryu. Much to consider and think about. Read it here: What Is Martial Arts Rank?