Karate was developed on the island of Okinawa in around 1600-1900 and was a combat method containing strikes, grappling and weapons. It drew from the local Ryukyu traditions as well as those of Japan, China and the neighbouring islands.
In the early 1900s Karate was introduced to mainland Japan and it became a Budo (like Judo or Aikido) with a set of rules, formalities and syllabus. Many of the deadly techniques were forgotten as emphasis was placed on form over function.
Where Karate once used ‘Kata’ to drill fighting techniques, it soon became a performance art.
In Bushinkai we strive to teach the original combat essence of Karate called Toshu Jutsu. This goes hand in hand with a no nonsense method of Jujutsu called Hakuda. Together the system is called Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu.
Manchester: Karate & Jujutsu
Circle Martial Arts
52 Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ED
Mondays: 8:30pm (first class October 17 2016)
Simon Keegan 5th Dan Renshi