The History Of Hakko Ryu Jujutsu.
Now Recognized As „Hakko Denshin Ryu Jujutsu”
Soke Ryuho Okuyama 1901-1987
The Founder of Hakko Ryu Jujutsu
„Although Hakko Ryu Jujutsu was founded in 1941, it inherits a century-old legacy of classical bujutsu (warrior arts) used by the samurai of feudal Japan. Hakko Ryu founder Ryuho Okuyama (1901-1987) and his son Nidai Soke Ryuho (Toshio) Okuyama come from a long line of prominent bushi (warriors), the Genji clan. As a student of Hakko Ryu, you can trace the origins of your art as far back as the 8th Century A.D.
Although there are sketchy references to martial art techniques dating as far back as 23 B.C., the first generally acknowledged was the Japanese grappling system that was developed by Prince Teijun Fujiwara, 6th son of Japan’s 56th Emperor Seiwa Fujiwara (850-880 AD.). The techniques were inherited by Teijun’s son, Tsunemoto, who was given the name Minamoto. His descendants are known as the Seiwa Genji and his aikijutsu techniques were kept as a secret family art. With them, the Minamoto clan rose to become the most powerful warriors in all of Japan in only four generations.”
It all started in 1997. First it was a section under direction of Szczecinskie Centrum Hakko Ryu Ju Jutsu „Do” with sensei Slawomir Kocot.
The first instructors were Sylwia Bajuk (now Burzynska) and Przemyslaw Maziarz. They both had already 2nd kyu. They teached twice a week in primary school no 43. Most of students were from the same school and from neighbourhood. Also there were practicing students from dojo „Do”. Before end of the year Sylwia Bajuk and Przemyslaw Maciarz passed their exams for 1st kyu.
In september 1999 some changes were made. Przemyslaw Maciarz has left and Przemyslaw Burzynski (1dan) took his place. Section was transformed into the „KOKORO” dojo. In february 2000 section has been removed from school no.43 to school no.74 where we practice till now.
Our dojo tries to promote martial arts by organizing performances. We practice every Tuesday and Friday from 6:30-8:00pm. There are about 25 students practicing now.
Hakko in Poland.
In Poland, all dojo popularize Hakko Den Shin Ryu Ju Jutsu are member of Polish Organization and the Kokodo Renmei:
* from KoKoDo Renmei Europe