Welcome to the Bushinkai Academy. We have been teaching traditional martial arts in Greater Manchester for 20 years. We teach various martial arts such as Karate, Jujutsu and Tai Chi. This website is designed to not only give class information but to inform on our history and techniques. For more info email simonkeeganmedia@gmail.com 

The Bushinkai Academy teaches Classical Okinawan, Japanese and Chinese martial arts. Our headquarters (Hombu Dojo) is at Circle Martial Arts in Manchester, England. We are a part of the Shobukan Karate Organisation and affiliated to Japan’s oldest fraternal bodies.

Bushinkai Karate instructors Shihan Simon Keegan 6th Dan Renshi and Sensei Phil Jennings 1st Dan

Headteacher Simon Keegan (6th Dan Renshi) teaches Karate Jutsu and classical Nihon Jujutsu in Manchester. He has trained under some of the senior Japanese and Chinese masters in the world. Our headmaster of the Shobukan system (combining Shotokan and Budokan and Chinese/Okinawan martial arts) is Shihan PAJ Handyside 9th Dan.

Simon’s father David Keegan is headmaster of our Chinese martial arts school, which is in Wigan teaching the classical Chinese internal martial arts.

Bushinkai Tai Chi headteacher Sifu David Keegan with Shikon head Sifu Steve Rowe

Other arts such as Aikido and Iaido are also taught within the school.

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Bushinkai is affiliated to Dai Nippon Butokukai, Shikon, Karate Jutsu International, Shobukan Karate Organisation, Martial Arts Standards Agency (MASA), BCCMA, Karate England, World Union of Karatedo Federations, Kokusai Budoin UK, International Jujutsu Federation, British Jujutsu Federation, United Kingdom Budo Federation, International Toshu Jutsu Federation 

Karate & Jujutsu

Bushin Kaikan
Circle Martial Arts
Marlboro House
52 Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ED
Monday evenings: 8:30pm
Renshi: Simon Keegan (6th Dan Shobukan Karate & Jujutsu)
Sensei: Andy Harrison (3rd Dan Shobukan Karate)
Sensei: Philip Jennings (1st Dan)
Email: simonkeeganmedia@gmail.com

Karate & Jujutsu

The ‘White Hall’
St Clements Church
6 Edge Lane, Chorlton. M21 9AE
Thursday evenings: 8pm
Sensei: Philip Jennings (1st Dan)
Email: philj_62@me.com

Tai Chi

Hilldale Village Hall
Chorley Road
Thursday: 7pm
Sifu David Keegan
Email: tai-chi@runbox.com