Karate and Jujutsu

Bushinkai has taught Karate and Jujutsu in Greater Manchester for 20 years. Our main centre is in Manchester city centre (Monday nights) and we also have a class in Chorlton (Thursday nights). See info below or email simonkeeganmedia@gmail.com 

Pre war Karate Jutsu

The Bushinkai headteacher is Simon Keegan (6th Dan Renshi), supported by Andy Harrison (3rd Dan) and Phil Jennings (1st Dan). We are part of the Shobukan Karate Organisation headed by Shihan Phil Handyside (9th Dan). Shihan Handyside graded under masters Kanazawa (10th Dan Shotokan) and Chew (10th Dan Budokan). Our sister Karate club in Wigan is the Red Sun headed by Sensei Chris Ratcliffe (6th Dan) and Sensei Frank Williams (7th Dan).

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)
Sensei: Andy Harrison (3rd Dan Shobukan Karate)
Sensei: Philip Jennings (1st Dan Shobukan Karate)
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



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.

Hanshi Nobetsu and Renshi Keegan many years ago 

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.

Simon with master Demura