Jikan Kai

The Jikan Kai is a small association of clubs with branches and practice groups. The headquarters is Jikan Dojo located in East London, England. The main theme of Jikan Kai is the practice and promotion of traditional Japanese budo as "a way of life" and for realistic self-defence. It is not a sporting group, rather it is a non-political friendly association of martial arts enthusiasts. The main arts practised are Karate-Do and Jujutsu with high level Japanese and Okinawan mentors and affiliations.

 

The objective of this website is to promote the koryu bujutsu practised at the Jikan Kai. Koryu bujutsu, kobudo or simply koryu refer to old Japanese battlefield martial arts from the time of the samurai, before the meiji restoration in 1867.

Because of the nature of the battlefield, samurai warriors had a wide range of skills and did not just specialise in one area of combat. For this reason, most koryu arts have many weapon techniques in addition to unarmed waza (techniques). Kanoukan teaches 3 koryu styles and within these systems are both armed and unarmed waza.

The koryu styles included in the curriculum of the Jikan Kai are;

  • Shibukawa Ichi Ryu Jujutsu,

  • Muso Shinden Eishin Ryu Iai Heiho

  • Oishi Shinkage Ryu Kenjutsu.

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