A Japanese Martial Arts School of Jujutsu, Sword & Shiatsu

Japan 2010 Trip Photos of Hakko Ryu Hombu Dojo

Photos of the 2010 trip to Hakko Ryu Jujutsu Hombu dojo to meet the current Headmaster, Toshio Okuyama. It was really special to finally visit the hombu dojo in Omiya, Japan from where my teacher, Michael DePasquale Sr. received his Shihan rank in the early 1960's. Nidai Soke Okuyama was a real gentleman and I felt very welcomed. He was generous with both his time and his expertise. I look forward to building this relationship and having the opportunity to return for additional training opportunities. Many, many thanks to Kaiden Shihan Joe Miller for arranging the introduction to and for providing the opportunity to train and test directly with the Headmaster. I'm sure my teacher would have been pleased and proud of my efforts at the hombu.