Kotokukan Budo Rengokai
The Kotokukan Budo Rengokai was created with the purpose of teaching and preserving the traditional martial arts of Japan, we seek to provide instruction and certification in the arts in which Sensei Lloyd Allum Hanshi is ranked and holds the relevant Menjo and teaching licence. We are committed to do this in an environment free of politics or prejudice of any kind.
The Kotokukan Budo Rengokai is commited to teaching true Japanese martial arts systems according to traditional teachings using the correct Waza and Kata lists for the particular style that we are teaching . The rank certificates that we issue are only issued to those that demonstrate the level of technical ablity required for each belt level . In this way we can ensure our members eventually become fully capable, knowledgable martial artsts of the highest standard.
What makes us different ?
There are many things thatmake us different from the average dojo is that for the little extra costs involved we have a kept our connection with genuine and active martial art schools and teachers in present day Japan, this brings with it many benefits not available elsewhere, for example when a new member registers to learn Hakkoryu Jujutsu with us
they receive the following:-
Hakkoryu membership card and registration number
issued at the Japanese headquarters.
Tuition by a registered Hakkoryu Shihan who has been taught and tested at the Hombu in Japan and issued with a checkable shihan registration number and card.
Tuition based on genuine Japanese issued technique lists. These lists ensure a genuine style of jujutsu is taught. (Remember anyone can teach you anything they wish, this could be things they have learnt or even made up themselves.)
Grading certificates issued in Japan fully authorised and signed by Nidai Soke Okuyama, Head of the Hakkoryu Jujutsu school.
Membership of a fully licenced and approved school.
Access to experienced instructors.
Invitations to seminars both in the UK around the world including Japan.
Our school of martial arts that was founded in 1985 by Sensei Mick Miles and was originally based at Suffolk police headquarters (the Ipswich kokamishin Ryu dojo) , Sensei Miles was the leading student and chief instructor of Kokamishin Ryu under its founder Col R. J. Hobbs. The school has slowly grown and now includes several martial art diciplines, these include Kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu - Hakkoryu Jujutsu -Toyama Ryu Iai jutsu giving members the chance to learn varied and interesting techniques and skills. The school was renamed in 2014 to the Kotokukan Budo Rengokai
President and chief instructor Hanshi Allum.
The successor and head of kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu as named by Sensei Hobbs Kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu founder and Soke. Sensei Allum who is the current president and founder of the Kotokukan Budo Rengokai was an original student of Sensei Mick Miles, who was a direct student of Col R.J. Hobbs.
Sensei Allum is a licenced Hakko Ryu Jujutsu Shihan.
After many years training in various martial arts Hanshi Allum is an officially appointed teacher of several arts which are taught at the Kotokukan Budo Rengokai Dojo.
Martial arts we are licenced to teach.
Soke Don Phillip kaicho and the named inheritor of Kanda Ha Kamishin Ryu Aiki Jitsu has recognised Sensei Allum as a certified teacher and the UK representative of Kamishin Kai international, this is a great honour coming from Soke Phillip who is one of the few remaining original students of Soke Albert.C. Church the founder of Kamishin Ryu.
Sensei Allum is also a student of the prestigious Nippon Seibukan Academy, Kyoto, Japan having been ranked as 8th Dan - Hanshi in Nihon Jujutsu and is the current chief instructor of the Nippon Seibukan Dojo UK Nihon Ju-Jutsu department. The organisation was set up specifically to preserve and protect the traditional Japanese martial arts of Japan including Okinawa.
Kotokukan is the only dojo in the UK officially authorised to certificate in either Kamishin Ryu Aiki Jutsu or Kokamisin Ryu Jujutsu all ranks issued are on official Kotokukan Budo Rengokai certificates which carry the relevant seals and the signature of Lloyd Allum Hanshi. Anyone seeking to verify certificates that have been issued by other organisations should contact Lloyd Allum Hanshi using the email address given at the bottom of this page.
Kotokukan Kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu
Gives a good knowledge of Jujutsu techniques that are perfect for use in modern day self-defence situations and is an excellent art for both male and females who find the Kokamishin Ryu Jujutsu style is a very practical easy to learn self defence system.
Kotokukan Hakkoryu Jujutsu
Hakko Ryu Jujutsu takes a softer approach in its teaching than many other martial arts yet once mastered is a very powerful self defence system which utilizes advanced knowledge of the human body mechanics, pressure points and weaknesses, thus allowing the exponents to overcome much larger and stronger assailants.
Morinaga Ha Toyama Ryu Iaijutsu
Taught alongside our Jujutsu styles is Morinaga HaToyama Ryu Iaijutsu which is a Japanese sword style founded in 1925.
This training is very good to learn basic cutting techniques it is also very good practice for improving general balance and posture.