Manchester: Karate & Jujutsu
Circle Martial Arts
52 Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ED
Monday evenings: 8:30pm
Sunday mornings: 10:00am
Shihan: Simon Keegan (5th Dan Renshi Karate & Jujutsu)
Sempai: Philip Jennings
Our Karate and Jujutsu system
The Karate and Jujutsu taught in Bushinkai is called Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu. This is the original Okinawan method of Karate (Toshu Jutsu) intertwined with the brutally effective Japanese Jujutsu known as Hakuda Kempo.
We do not teach sport Karate nor do we teach Brazilian ‘Ju Jitsu’ – our Karate and Jujutsu is direct from the masters of Japan, Okinawa, China and Malaysia.
Over hundreds of years Karate was passed down by masters like Sakugawa, Matsumura, Azato, Motobu, Matsumora and Kyan as a devastating fighting art. It was only in around the 1920s that it was promoted as a sport for self development and wellbeing. Since then select masters have taught the old ways and our school has been lucky to receive some of the original teachings.
Bushinkai headteacher Shihan Simon Keegan has trained with some of the world’s leading masters of Karate in order to get close to the source of this effective fighting art.