I have been meaning to write about Hakkoryu Jujutsu since I started this blog, but I don`t know how I can do it justice in just a few paragraphs. Therefore, I might have to split this topic into multiple blogs.
If karate was my first love in the martial arts, jujutsu is my true love, long unrequited. Over the years I have dabbled in a few styles of jujutsu, and have graded in Pangamot Filipino jujutsu, judo and Brazilian jujutsu, but had never found the jujutsu I had longed for. There are a few good Japanese jujutsu clubs in my hometown of Adelaide, but none truly captured my heart. I returned from Japan several years ago and intended to join the Hozan Tsutsumi ryu dojo of arguably Adelaide`s most respected jujutsu instructor. Unfortunately, and eerily, on the night I visited he lost his fight against cancer. My brief stints training at interstate jujutsu only whet my appetite, but I was to remain hungry for some time.
1. Daitoryu Aikijujutsu, http://www.daito-ryu.org/; and