Welcome to the Kotokukan Budo Rengokai Hombu (world Headquarters).
The Kotokukan Budo Rengokai is a traditional martial arts school where we teach the japanese martial arts of Jujutsu, Aiki Jujutsu and Iaijutsu. Kotokukan founder and president (Kaicho) Lloyd Allum Hanshi holds a teaching licence (Menjo) issued by the Nippon Seibukan Academy/Zen Nihon Sogo Budo Renmei (All Japan martial arts federation which is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. This official document is signed by the Nippom Seibukan Academy President Kawano Yasuo (Kaicho). Sensei Lloyd Allum is a very experienced teacher who is well known and respected within the worldwide martial arts community he has travelled around the world learning and teaching Ju-jutsu and Aiki Jujutsu for over twenty years. Lloyd Allum Hanshi is the present world head of Kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu having had the leadership of the style passed to him from Hanshi R.J. Hobbs founder of the Dentokan federation and one of the last remaining direct students of the Kamishin Ryu Jujutsu founder Soke Albert C. Church jnr. Sensei Hobbs founded the art of Ko-kamishin Ryu Jujutsu in order to pass on the teachings of Soke Church.
Sensei Allum is qualified and holds titles or senior positions in the following arts.
Kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu .
Allum Hanshi is the named Kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu style Keishosha 継承者. (successor / inheritor a decision made by the style founder Hanshi Hobbs and a signed letter of authority issued)
This means Sensei Allum has the responsibility and duty to preserve the style of Kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu and the techniques and values within, as Keishosha 継承者 Allum Hanshi has the final word on all matters relatng to Kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu.
Menkyo Shihan of Hakkoryu Jujutsu (issued and signed by Nidai Soke Okuyama)
- Igirisu Shidoin of the Nippon Seibukan Dojo of Kyoto UK Nihon Jujutsu branch
- Hachi Dan (8th Dan) and Hanshi in Nihon Ju-jutsu issued by the Nippon Seibukan Academy/ Zen Nippon Sogo Budo Renmei, Kyoto Honbu Dojo
- Hachi Dan (8th Dan) and Hanshi, Chief instructor of Kotokukan Ko-kamishin Ryu JuJutsu
- Hachi Dan (8th Dan) and Menkyo Kaiden - Shihan Dentokan Aiki Jujutsu awarded by Hanshi Roy . J. Hobbs Dentokan president and founder.
- 5th Dan - shihan Kanda Ha KamiShin Ryu Aiki Jitsu awarded by the present Head family Soke Don Phillip, Kaicho of Kamishin Kai International.
- 3rd Dan Dentokan Iaijutsu awarded by Hanshi R.J Hobbs Dentokan president and founder.
Allum Hanshi is also the only UK personal representative of Soke Don Phillip kaicho of Kanda Ha Kamishin Ryu Aiki Jitsu (Kamishin Kai international). Lloyd is Assisted by Kotokukan Instructor Aaron Keeble Sandan (3rd Dan) Kokamishin ryu Jujutsu and other Kotokukan Yudansha Members (Black belts).
Lloyd Allum Hanshi Demonstrating Aiki JuJutsu (Pictured above at the Kotokukan Hombu Dojo)
Traditional Japanese Jujutsu and Aiki Jujutsu
Traditional Japanese Jujutsu and Aiki Jujutsu is taught using the traditional and very old training methods that were developed over centuries by past Japanese Masters, these great teachers passed on their knowledge to the present day masters who continue to teach using the same waza lists and principles as the old masters. We would advise anyone who is considering taking up real Aiki Jujutsu or Jujutsu to spend some time researching and verifying the lineage of the school they wish to join if there is no real lineage that can be traced back in time or the school is not teaching fron a waza list (list of techniques and principles usually going up to at least 5th Dan and higher) then the chances are the instructor will be teaching nothing more than a series of techniques that have been borrowed from the genuine traditional Jujutsu schools.
If you are interested in taking up a martial art but not keen to be part of the latest craze or fad then traditional Jujutsu may be a good choice, the art we teach has been around for centuries and will still be here long after the latest martial arts fashion or craze has died out .
Jujutsu is a martial art which is suitable for either male or females, at the Kotokukan Dojo you will learn how to apply the principles of throwing, joint locking,striking,off balancing,applying pressure to vital points of the body as well as how to restrain an attacker, the advantage Jujutsu has over some other arts is the fact that one does not need to use strength in order to defend against an attacker. Many of my students have practiced and some still practice other martial arts but have found them lacking in certain areas and so have taken up Jujutsu and found it to be very rewarding, Jujutsu training is varied and whilst techniques can be learnt fairly quickly at a basic level these techniques can be improved and fine tuned to a very advanced level over many years making it an art that can be very effective in the short term yet very interesting and challenging for a lifetime, i know several people around the world that have been practicing and learning Jujutsu for over 50 years and still they enjoy it and find it throws up new and challenging things to learn. Kotokukan Dojo students will progress at their own pace and will be given regular oppertunities to take part in gradings for various coloured belts representing the level to which they have risen but, we do not advocate the modern factory style production line approach that sadly many martial arts schools have subscribed to. We prefer our students to learn safely and to have fun while practicing this tremendously satisfying martial art .
What is Jujitsu.
The term Jujitsu is a common English spelling of the Japanese word, "jujutsu" it means, literally, technique or art (jutsu) of suppleness, flexibility, pliancy, or gentleness; all varying renditions of the ideogram "ju". All these terms, however, represent a single principle; a specific way of using the human body as a weapon in unarmed combat. Various techniques can be applied in accordance with this principle. In fact, each one of the many old jujitsu schools whose names are still familiar today, interpreted the principle in a highly individual way the schools or ryu's tried to keep their methods strictly secret, but in time, those methods became the distinguishing characteristics of that particular school of jujitsu. According to certain authorities, the name jujitsu, and possibly the art itself, as we know it, appeared during the early seventeenth century. It is referred to in books dealing with the martial arts of that period, such as the Bugei Shogen and Kenpo Hisho. Prior to that, references to unarmed combat went by names such as gusoku, kumiuchi, yawara, wajutsu, tai jutsu, taido, and so forth.
Today all of the original principles are still taught and therefore preserved by traditional jujutsu schools such as ours, so by taking up jujutsu you will be helping to preserve these ancient japanese martial arts. The principles of jujutsu include throwing,locking,kicking,striking,off balancing,body shifting, applying pressure to vulnerable points on the body,all of which can be used singularly or collectively to defend oneself.
Why choose Kotokukan
Kotokukan hombu Dojo is based inside the suffolk new college rope walk Ipswich, we practice our art inside a modern air conditioned studio. There are seperate male and female changing rooms with hot and cold showers available for use by our members. There is also a bar area serving an assortment of alcoholic and non alchoholic drinks and snacks.
- We only teach genuine Japanese Jujutsu and Aiki Jujusu.
- We have a fully verifiable lineage and we use genuine Japanese Waza lists
- Member of the NSA (Nippon Seibukan Academy, Kyoto, Japan).
- Member of the ZNBR (all japan martial arts federation).
- Appointed UK representative and member of the kamishin kai International (Shorinji Tetsuken Do Kanda Ha Kamishin Ryu).
- Member of the world martial arts council alliance.
- Member of the world martial Arts Masters Association
- Our instructors have Fully verifiable rank and titles.
- 8th Dan Hanshi - Kaiden - Shihan chief instructor
- Member of the international black belts association (one of the oldest associations in the world)
- Local club established 27 years
- All instructors CRB checked
- We are a non sporting friendly club
- our club is non profit making
- British Aikido board certified instructor
- Regular beginners classes
- Adult only classes
- No contracts to sign or minimum joining term
- Affordable charges at only £5.00 per lesson
- Annual insurance only £20.00 per person.
Branch Member of the Kodo Butoku Renmei (old ways martial virtues federation).
Member of the Kanda Ha Kamishin Ryu Aiki Jitsu (Kamishin Kai International) the Kotokukan Dojo is the Uk Hombu Dojo (head office) for Kanda Ha Kamishin Ryu Aiki Jitsu. Lloyd Allum Hanshi is a certified Shihan (teacher) of Kanda Ha Kamishin Ryu and he is the UK personal representative of Soke Don Phillip the present Head family for the style.